Mindfulness for a Distracted World
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About the Event
Teens live in a distracted world; between Instagram, classes, sports, family life, and more, their lives are ever- increasing in how much input and information floods into their lives... and at the same time, they often lack the coping skills to make sense of it all and prioritize what is the most important. This 6 week course in mindfulness will help your teen kick off the fall with a stronger mindset, and help them gain skills that can transform their lives and help them deal with unavoidable stresses.
Mindfulness refers to a receptive attention to what is taking place in the present. First developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn
at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School, the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program has become one of the foremost secular trainings in the world to enhance mindfulness. Since 1979, this well-respected program has been completed by more that 17,000 people. Scientific research conducted over the past 25 years has supported its benefits for psychological well-being, physical health, wellness, and enhanced quality of personal relationships.
MBSR training focuses on the learning and refining of mindfulness that can enhance our ability to relax and be aware of our psychological states, physical states, and actions. Program participants learn to mobilize their inner resources to take better care of themselves and make positive life changes. The program aims to help participants develop resources and skills that can be applied to everyday situations to cope more effectively with stress and to find greater health and balance, ease, and peace of mind over a lifetime.