What Is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now, without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes – which it will – and being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way – which it won’t.
How Can Mindfulness Help My Teen?
To be a teenager can be very stressful. Mindfulness is a powerful way to handle stress. It teaches us to relate directly to whatever is happening in our lives.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teenagers
MBSRjunior is a program specifically designed for teens to handle stress and cope with physical and emotional challenges. It is based on MBSR for adults with many inspirations from well-known “Mindfulness for Teens” practitioners (Dzung Vo, Gina Biegel, Christopher Willard, Daniel Rechtschaffen, Susan Kaiser-Greenland).
PARENTS & TEENS
To be a teen and to be a parent of a teen can be a challenging time in ones live. Many parents wish to support their child in becoming a self-confident, responsible and happy young adult. This is often even more challenging when school or health issues contribute to the regular chaos.
Getting and being well can be supported on many different levels. This course can support teens with long- term or chronical challenges to better handle and cope with everyday challenges, including stress, pain and illness.
MBSRjunior MINDFULNESS COURSES
Being a teen can be unexpectedly stressful!
How can mindfulness help me with this? Mindfulness is a powerful way to handle stress. It’s about noticing what’s happening right here and now, sending a gentle smile to whatever you’re experiencing in this moment (whether it’s easy or difficult), and letting it go.
Fall Session | October 15 – December 3
When: Mondays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Who: Teens age 14 to 17
Where: CHEO – Centre for Healthy Active Living, 1355 Bank Street
Parent information session Oct 11 (mandatory)