Gina Biegel – Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens: Foundation, Inquiry and Practice
This workshop provides an introduction to the foundation of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T) Program, started in 2004. After an overview of the MBSR-T program has been provided, inquiry and practice around key interventions and content will be offered experientially and intellectually to maximize understanding and utility for use with and for adolescents. This program was developed, and has been shown to be effective among adolescents in mental health, school and community settings and demonstrated to reduce adolescent stress and the physical and psychological problems that result. Learning the foundation and core aspects of the MBSR-T curriculum will be provided, however, time in this workshop will be focused on immersion in teen-based practices to fully maximize the efficacy of using this program with this population. The intention is for those who want to fully engage experientially in the key practices that compose the MBSR-T program. Ms. Biegel, the developer of the program, has been utilizing it for 9 years with adolescents in a variety of settings with a multitude of clinical and non-clinical populations.
- Description of MBSR-T will be provided through discussing it's foundation, structure and basic elements.
- To explore MBSR-T via experiential activities and an overview of the curriculum skills, exercises and tools to utilize with teens.
To explain the purpose and necessity of introducing and using mindfulness with teens in today's society and how to implement these skills with adolescents.