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Tools for Teens: Stress Management and Emotional Resilience
Tuesday, July 06, 2021, 04:00pm - 05:45pm

Tai and Kim Tools for Teens Featured2Live Online Eight Week Course

with Kim Armstrong, Tai Velasquez

Based on the evidenced-based curriculum of Mindful Self Compassion, the Mindful Schools curriculum, and principles of positive psychology; this 8-week experiential program for teens provides practices and tools to manage stress, increase feelings of happiness and well-being, and promote emotional resilience. In each weekly session, we will discuss concepts related to well-being and do a variety of practices, including mindfulness practices, intentional movement, and creative projects. 

We will also learn practical skills you can use at any moment to help when feeling stressed and overwhelmed with emotions. Research suggests that participation may reduce depression and anxiety in teens and may positively impact engagement and academic performance. This class is designed for teens, ages 14-18, and is taught by three women who have worked with experience working with adolescents. They have experienced seen /(experienced) the power of mindfulness and compassion personally and in support of the well-being of youth. 

Course Outline 

  • Week 1: What is Mindful Self-Compassion?
  • Week 2: How do we practice paying attention on purpose?
  • Week 3: How can we bring in more kind thoughts versus self-criticism? Why do this anyway?
  • Week 4: What is Self-Compassion anyway? Is it selfish?
  • Week 5: How do Self-Compassion and Self-Esteem differ?
  • Week 6: How do we live more fully?
  • Week 7: How can we work to better manage difficult emotions?
  • Week 8: How do we find more gratitude in life?

100% of teens who last took the course indicated that they had some or significant improvement in their stress levels or mood.

Learn more and register.

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