The teen adapted version of MBSR recognized by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Gina will skillfully guide you step-by-step through this course, fully preparing you to use MBSR-T with your clients and students in clinics and schools.
It’s a high-stress and demanding life for teens today—social life, school, work, and family can easily become overwhelming for adolescents. Many teens are irritable, angry, in pain, and out of control. Without healthy interventions, they are prone to anxiety, depression, self-harm, and other psychological, and physiological issues.
Fact: 1 in 5 youth 13-18 years of age have or will have a serious mental illness.
Now that we recognize the problem lets discuss a solution.
Join Gina Biegel, creator of MBSR-T, for a course in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens. You’ll learn the 8-session systematic approach to teaching teen’s mindfulness skills and tools for dealing with stress. Revolutionize your practice, and transform the lives of the teens you work with. The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens Program (MBSR-T) is an evidence-based efficacious therapeutic treatment in both clinical and nonclinical settings.
By watching this training, you will be able to teach teens how to shift their thinking away from impulsive, thoughtless, and judgmental ways of reacting to life and teach them to mindfully respond. Mindfulness skills provide teens with an anchor and compass to guide them when they feel emotionally dysregulated, stressed, anxious and depressed. Teach teens to live rather than just exist in an ever-increasing multi-media stimulated technological environment.
MBSR-T will help teens:
Shift from reactivity and impulsivity to thoughtful responding
Move from feeling powerless to feeling a sense of agency and control
More accurately perceive and appraise stressful situations
Decrease negative judgments
Increase positive coping strategies and decrease self-harming thinking and behaviours
Increase and maintain an overall sense of health and well-being
The world-renowned Jon Kabat-Zinn MBSR program, can be moulded for teens and be life-changing.
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Manual - 3-Day Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens Interactive Training Course
Gina M. Biegel, LMFT, is a psychotherapist, researcher, speaker, and author in the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in mindfulness-based work with adolescents. She is founder of Stressed Teens, which has been offering mindfulness-based stress reduction for teens (MBSR-T) to adolescents, families, schools, professionals, and the community for over a decade. She created MBSR-T to help teens in a large HMO’s outpatient department of child and adolescent psychiatry whose physical and psychological symptoms were not responding satisfactorily to a multitude of other evidence-based practices. An expert and pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based approaches to youth, she is the author of Be Mindful & Stress Less: 50 Ways to Deal with Your (Crazy) Life (Shambhala, 2017), The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens (2nd Ed., New Harbinger, 2017) and the Be Mindful Card Deck for Teens (PESI, 2016). She also has a mindfulness practice audio CD, Mindfulness for Teens, to complement the MBSR-T program; provides worldwide multiday trainings and intensive ten-week online trainings; and works with teens and families individually and in groups. Her work has been featured on CNN and Reuters, and in the New York Times.
Financial: Gina M. Biegel is the founder and owner of Stressed Teens. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She is published by New Harbinger Publications, Inc. and receives royalties.
Non-financial: Gina M. Biegel has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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Determine specific mindfulness techniques to shift from reactivity and impulsivity to thoughtful responding.
Articulate the essential core components of the MBSR-T program as they relate to clinical treatment.
Implement the curriculum in the MBSR-T program and practice clinical interventions from all of the 8-sessions.
Apply the guided instruction for the central formal mindfulness interventions in the MBSR-T program.
Employ the 4-step mindful check-in to better understand
teen’s stressors; and connect appropriate MBSR-T interventions to manage them.
Simulate the steps in conducting the dropping-in, body scan, sitting, walking, yoga, heartfulness and gratitude mindfulness practices.
Develop the ability to communicate the effectiveness of all formal mindfulness practices learned in MBSR-T.
Establish mindfulness techniques that increase teen’s present moment functioning and living.
Communicate how mindfulness creates a pause between a stimulus and response, which improves teen’s ability to respond to stress rather than reacting.
Evaluate the use of interpersonal mindfulness in facilitating effective communication and increasing awareness in teens.
Utilize calendars with teens to improve awareness of pleasant and unpleasant moments, as well as to track self-harming behaviours.
Ascertain the role of the media, social networking, and the use of mindfulness practices on the development of the adolescent.
Determine ways the MBSR-T program assists teens to take in the good, create positive experiences, and turn them into lasting resources.
Evaluate techniques such as mindful communication, acceptance, trust, and letting-go for building positive and beneficial relationships with self and others.
Incorporate skills such as letting go and gratitude to teach teens the importance of, and ways to cultivate, self-care.
Establish interventions that can be used in teen’s daily life to facilitate maintenance and growth of the MBSR-T program.
Explore the recent advances in neuroscience, neuroplasticity, and mindfulness on the developing teenage brain.
Document the evidence-based research on MBSR-T including latest studies in order to better inform choice of clinical intervention.
PRINCIPLES OF MINDFULNESS-BASED STRESS REDUCTION FOR TEENS (MBSR-T)
Program similarities and differences from adult MBSR and MBSR-T
Theoretical foundations of MBSR-T
Ethical and moral considerations
The mindful clinician: impact on MBSR-T outcomes
THE CURRICULUM—SESSION TAKE-AWAY’S
Session 1-Examine adolescent stress and its relationship to utilizing mindfulness
Session 2-Develop a personal mindfulness practice
Session 3-Deepen present moment awareness through daily living
Session 4-Cultivate self-care and awareness of positive experiences
Session 5-Think mindfully and respond to life events
Session 6-Learn to positively cope with difficult emotions
Session 7-Build mindful communication in relationships
Session 8-Integrate mindfulness into all aspects of life
EVIDENCED-BASED RESEARCH AND CLINICAL APPLICATIONS
Effects on mental and physical conditions
Research in clinical and educational settings
The MAAS-A: the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale-Adolescent version
MBSR-T adaptations in individual and family psychotherapy
Neuroscience research – effects of MBSR and MBSR-T on the brain
Core MBSR-T interventions
Model of MBSR-T awareness of intention, attention and attitude
MBSR-T mechanisms of change
Understand and define mindfulness
Personal goal-setting: letting-go and non-striving
Formal and informal mindfulness practices
Foundational formal practice – the body scan
Develop a mindfulness practice
INTERVENTIONS FOR EARLY MINDFULNESS DEVELOPMENT
Dropping-In practice: Body, breath and mind
Mindfulness and the 5 senses
Define and explore stress from a teen’s perspective
4-Step mindful check-in
Mindful qualities for daily living
Present moment awareness of thoughts, feelings and actions
Breath mindfully: taking ten breaths
Integrate mindfulness into teens daily routine
Learn to be with positive and negative emotions
INTERVENTIONS TO IMPROVE EMOTION REGULATION AND METACOGNITION
Mindful yoga, walking and movement
Cultivate self-care: both client and clinician
Heartfulness practice – deepening compassion
Awareness of negative and positive experiences
Pleasant and unpleasant moment’s calendar
Decrease judgments and worries: working with anxiety
Mindful stopping – decrease reactivity
Taking a mindful pause—prevent impulsivity
Railroad practice: train of thoughts
Understand and utilize positive coping strategies
Approach stress, pain and suffering
Teens have control over stress: stress equals pain times blocking (S=PxB)
Self-awareness calendar to track negative behaviours
The harm awareness journal
BUILD SOCIAL SKILLS, COMMUNICATION AND RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Manage life events and associated stressors
10 Tips to minimize homework and test-taking stress
Mindful messaging in social media
Using MI-messages and the different communication styles
Mindful communication: listen and reflect
Letting-go and the power of forgiveness
Gratitude practice toward self and others
Build trust: the trust exercise
Bring mindfulness into home, school and community
Build mindful relationships
Reviewing and setting future goals
Processing grief and loss
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