Supporting Teens Participant Page

Father and daughter relaxing on a rocky beach by the sea and having time together

Course dates

Saturdays December 2 and 4

Course date December 2 & 4 (Thursday and Saturday) 7 am – 10 am Pacific Time 9am – 12 pm Central Time 10 am – 1 pm Eastern Time 3 pm – 6 pm UTC 4 pm – 7 pm Central European Time Please check World Time Buddy to confirm the time the program begins where you live. See HERE for a list of several time conversions for December 2.
If you miss Supporting Teens, you will be able view the session recording. The session will be recorded, edited and be posted on this Participant Support Page within 72 hours.
Zoom Link for Main Sessions: Join Here Meeting ID:  890 5176 3652 Passcode:   .&7jwQ Zoom Guidelines: CMSC utilizes the Zoom platform for this training.  If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, please first review Zoom’s helpful audio, video, and Quick Start guides.  You can also log in 30 minutes before the first session to troubleshoot your connection. Important – Starting Nov. 1, 2021, customers will need to update their Zoom client to ensure their software is no more than nine months behind the current version before using the platform. Learn more about the change here. Program Materials: Supporting Teens Resource List Powerpoint Slides Outline Soothing Touch Research A Person Just Like Me The 5 Myths of Self-Compassion Research Article from Presenter Skip Hudson

Session Recordings

Session recording will be posted  here within 72 hours of each Supporting Teens session. They will be available for viewing until January 15. They will not be downloadable. Session 1:
Session 2:

Zoom link for the Antidote to Shame workshop Main Sessions: Join here

Regardless of your comfort with the Zoom platform, we ask that all participants try to log in at least 5-10 minutes before the sessions begin so that you can be settled and ready to begin.

Program Contacts:
For Zoom Technical Issues:
Chris Routh: [email protected]

For Registration or Payment Questions:
Gail: [email protected]

For CMSC Program Related Questions:
Laura Stein: [email protected]

Karen Bluth’s website:

Dr. Karen Bluth

Dr. Karen Bluth is faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and a research fellow at the University of North Carolina Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, where she conducts research on self-compassion and its influences on the emotional wellbeing of teens. Dr. Bluth is a certified instructor of Mindful Self-Compassion, co-creator of curriculum Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens (formerly known as Making Friends with Yourself), Embracing Your Life, the adaptation of Mindful Self-Compassion for young adults, and one of the creators of Self-Compassion for Educators, a self-compassion program offered through Mindful Schools. Dr. Bluth is author of the books “The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are”, “The Self-Compassionate Teen: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice”, co-author of “Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Teen ADHD: Build Executive Functioning Skills, Increase Motivation, and Improve Self-Confidence” (New Harbinger Publishers), and the soon-to-be-released Audible Original “Helping Girls Learn Self-Compassion”, a course for parents, educators, and therapists who work with teen girls.

Marina Barns

Marina has a strong interest in helping teens build the foundation of emotional well-being through mindfulness, compassion, and communication. She is a trained teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens (the program formerly known as Making Friends with Yourself); a Mindful Schools Certified Instructor; a Nonviolent Communication (aka Compassionate Communication) practitioner; and the Program Director of Youth Services at CMSC. Marina teaches mindfulness, MSC-T, and Compassionate Communication to teens, parents, educators, and therapists. She is currently the Wellness Center Coordinator at Saratoga High School where she works with a team of therapists and students bringing awareness to the importance of mental health as the basis of academic success. Marina has a background in Computer Science, which was the catalyst in seeking healthier ways of being while living and working in Silicon Valley.