Making Friends with Yourself (MFY) is an eight-week, 1 hour and 45 minutes a week, evidenced based training program, designed to help teens, ages 13-15 years of age, cope more effectively with the ongoing challenges of their day-to-day life. It brings together the benefits of mindfulness and self-compassion: Mindfulness teaches the young person to be present with difficult emotions. Self-compassion helps the young person respond to the challenges they face with greater kindness and self-care. Mindfulness also helps young people to cultivate skills of self-awareness and emotional resilience; both connected to the ability to regulate emotions.
MFY incorporates developmentally appropriate activities and mindful-self compassion practices that help teens learn specific tools to navigate the emotional ups and downs of this life stage with greater ease.