A 7-day teacher training intensive in Making Friends with Yourself: A Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens (MFY) is now being offered through the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness/Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute (MBPTI) and international host organizations. Pre-requisites for the MFY training include taking the adult Mindful Self-Compassion and having experience working with teens in either an educational or clinical setting. The teacher training offers an experiential review of the meditations, exercises, and activities in the 8-week program, an explanation of the intentions behind the adaptations that make this program developmentally appropriate for teens, group discussions that include the appropriate use of inquiry with teens, managing group dynamics and behaviors with teens, and the most effective teaching strategies for teaching self-compassion to teens. The training also integrates how to orient parents to the program to allow their teen to get the most benefit from the course.
March 1 - March 7, 2019
Karen Bluth, Tina Gibson