Mindfulness for the Young Workshop
* for ages 13-17
Stress is not a stranger to young people today. In fact, they have been exposed from an early age from different situations. For some, stress goes hand in hand with pressure to achieve. While others stress is prompted by economic hardship, poor nutrition, emotional deprivation or limited education resources.
Whatever the particular circumstance, anyone of these factors could hamper a student’s ability to learn without anxiety. In “community of turmoil” children often cope with several problems and obstacles at once and suffer from chronic stress.
Learning mindfulness techniques in this one-day mindfulness for teenagers workshop will help the young people on stress management and gain insights on simple mindfulness practices. These will become tools for self-management and self-possession.
The brain is susceptible to negative and stressful environments and that might be one reason why we see an increase in the development of mental illnesses in early adolescence. But the brain is also susceptible to interventions which improve resilience, which we are hoping includes mindfulness. In doing [participation in mindfulness] that they become more compassionate and understanding and develop better friendships.Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
* recommended for 13-17 years old
* NO PREVIOUS MINDFULNESS EXPERIENCE REQUIRED *
What's in it for you?
Young people who practice meditation before an exam perform better than those who do not. Why? Because these mindfulness for teenagers techniques really work!
- Students who practice mindfulness before an exam perform better
- Decrease the chances of chronic stress and malnutrition
- Improve concentration and overall well-being
- Reduce the symptoms of anxiety, stress, and depression and other mental illnesses
- Heightened self-awareness and compassion
What Mindfulness for the Young workshop attendees said...
I feel that I have learned more lesson about myself and others today than I did in the last year of school. The workshop was awesome!
– Rhea, age 16