Online 4 Week Course Ages 15-19- Making Friends with Yourself

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4 week online class for teen(Ages 15-19) - Starts April 13th - May 6th/ Mon. & Wed 6:30-8:30

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This course is specially designed designed to support teens as they learn coping strategies for life's ups and downs while staying at home. Teens will meet twice a week for 4 weeks online using Zoom. Students will be asked to do a 'home practice' to practice key skills that support wellness.

April 13th May 6th Mondays & Wednesday 6:30- 8:30pm - Ages 15- 19

Mindfulness helps teens cultivate skills of self-awareness and emotional resilience. Self compassion helps them to respond to the challenges they face with greater kindness and self -care. Preliminary studies demonstrate 32% reduction in depression for teens who practice self-compassion.

Teen will learn age appropriate hands on resiliency strategies

This course is therapeutic but is NOT group therapy. T ens will discover tips and tricks to mange stress/ racing mind, make better decisions and learn to accept themselves as they are!

This course can supports teens who struggle with:

Sleep, a racing mind, struggles with negative self image or perfectionism, learning disorder, eating disorder, shame, Feelings of self loathing, anxiety and/or depression, ..... is a human

This course is not therapy and will not explore the "why" or the "reason" for the suffering. Teens will learn in MFY course to be present with their emotional and learn healthy ways to manage them. Mindfulness and self compassion are life long skills that can help individuals enjoys life to its fullest and will also give teens the tools to get through the hard times.

“I wish I had learned that I could be kind to myself a long time ago… it has made my life easier, and I am happier." - Teen Participant, age 18

Making Friends With Yourself has been adapted from the adult Mindful Self-Compassion program (created by Kristin Neff, PhD and Christopher Germer, PhD) by Karen Bluth, PhD, Associate Director, Mindfulness-Based Stress and Pain Management Program at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and Lorraine Hobbs, M.A., Director, Youth and Family Programs, University of California, San Diego Center for Mindfulness.

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