This class is a compassion skills training program designed to teach participants the tools needed to cultivate a mindfulness and self-compassion practice and is not group therapy.
Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens is an empirically-supported program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion in teens. This course teaches core principles and practices that enable teens to respond to the challenges of these critical years with kindness and self-compassion.
In this 7-session course which meets weekly for 1.5 hours, teens engage in developmentally appropriate activities and carefully crafted practices and meditations, which provide them with the opportunity to learn how to navigate the emotional ups and downs of life with greater ease. Backed by research, findings indicate increases in emotional well-being and greater resilience after taking the course.