This program designed to teach 13-19 year-olds how to be kinder to themselves as they go through these challenging developmental years. Many young people are experiencing high levels of stress and disconnection. In this course, 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.
Following in the footsteps of the adult MSC program, the MSC for teens is rooted in the three key components of self-compassion: self-kindness, common humanity and mindful, balanced awareness. These elements serve to open the hearts of teens to their own suffering, so they can learn to give themselves what they truly need, recognize that they are not alone in their suffering, and encourage an open-minded acceptance of the struggle they are facing.
This course runs from July 19-29 . Class will be held Monday through Thursday from 12:00-1:30 CDT