17-206-02 Half-Day Intro Mindfulness for Teens (Feb 20)

By Centre for Mindfulness Studies (other events)

Monday, February 20 2017 1:00 PM 4:00 PM EDT

Building resilience… one breath at a time.

The teenage years are an exciting and dramatic time of life, but they can seem like a wild rollercoaster ride.  Thrilling and terrifying.

It is a time of tremendous physical and emotional growth, of huge life changes and intense academic and social pressures. It is a time too of bewildering thoughts and feelings that can seem impossible to manage. Making it worse for many teenagers, it often seems like no one understands….

It doesn’t have to be like that. The Centre for Mindfulness Studies is now offering a new introductory workshop created specifically for a teen audience.

The workshop offers:

  • on-the-spot-tools teens can use to deal with daily pressures
  • key skills to self-manage mood swings and
  • practical methods they can use to avoid over-reacting

Participants will learn evidence-based techniques for:

  • coping with school pressures
  • reducing the anxiety that comes with trying to fit in
  • improving sleep
  • making it easier to socialize and enjoy life!

Who Should Attend
14-17 year olds who want to learn tools they can use to deal with the stresses of daily life. Younger or older teens may be admitted at the discretion of the facilitator.

Monday, February 20, 2017 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Elaine Orsini BA ECE OTC has 36 years of teaching experience ranging from daycare to elementary to secondary. Elaine piloted the first Mindfulness Camp for teenagers at Camp Olympia as well as the first Mindfulness Councils in her school with Mindfulness Without Borders. She has trained in MBCT and aligned this with her work for social justice, locally and globally. Her area of expertise as Chaplain for 15 years includes facilitating retreats for both students and staff. 

Please register at least one week in advance of the workshop. Registration is limited. Please wear comfortable clothing.

Fee: $80.
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