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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens: Interventions and Strategies to help Adolescents and Parents with Gina M. Biegel
For: Professionals
Provided by: Medispy

Date and Time

Thu Nov 2, 2017 (This event is over)
9:00 - 4:00pm


149 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, ON, K2P 0H7

Event Description

Teenage stress is a growing problem. The Canadian Mental Health Association estimates that up to 20% of Canadian youth are affected by mental illness and that 3.2 million teens are at risk for developing depression. Canada’s youth suicide rate is the third highest in the industrial world.
Gina Biegel created the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens Program (MBSR-T) in order to provide a youth-focused approach. According to Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., “Gina Biegel has put together an intensive training for professionals interested in helping stressed adolescents find relief and clarity based on her direct experience supporting teens during this challenging time of life.” Mindfulness-based interventions for youth have been found to be evidence-based in clinical and non-clinical practice. Mindfulness can help your clients reduce stress and manage anxiety by teaching them how to rely less on old behaviours such as ruminative thinking and self-sabotaging narratives and actions. But how do you get youth to be mindful when they are developmentally wired to be judgmental, distractible and susceptible to peer pressure? You will learn proven interventions, strategies, treatment tools, and techniques that are culturally relevant and appropriate to the developmental needs of adolescents.

You Will Learn:

• How to use curriculum in the MBSR-T program and be able to teach interventions from all of the 8-sessions.
• How to give guided instruction from central MBSR-T interventions using formal mindfulness practices including the: dropping-in, body-scan, sitting, walking, heartfulness, and gratitude practices.
• The 4-step mindful check-in to better understand teen’s life problems and their use of the program interventions.
• Specific mindfulness techniques that increase teen’s present moment functioning and living.
• Practice interventions that can be used in teen’s daily life to facilitate maintenance and growth of the MBSR-T program

$230, Register online. Early Registration until October 25th.

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