How Is Your Child Coping With Stress?
In today’s world, teens and pre-teens are under more pressure and experiencing higher levels of stress than ever before. Increasing demand in technology, academic preparation, and life transitions often result in physical and emotional stressors, such as:
These stressors can affect a child’s well-being and happiness. A crucial skill in managing stress effectively is to be able to deal with change whenever it occurs. More than 30 years of scientific research has shown Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to be an effective model in developing appropriate coping strategies in managing stress and restoring health and balance.
What Is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction?
MBSR teaches the art of living in the present moment in a non-judgmental way. This is achieved through the art of simple meditation practices designed to reduce the challenge of everyday stressors. MBSR was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and has evolved into a form of complementary medicine, which is now recognized by many medical institutions worldwide.
In This Course Students Will Learn To:
- Sharpen their ability to focus and pay attention
- Experience life situations with less emotional reactivity
- Learn effective strategies for making better choices
- Increase kindness and compassion for themselves and others
- Learn skills for self-care
- Gentle stretching and yoga
- Mindful meditation practice to encourage relaxation and awareness
- Self-reflection through journaling, activities, and group discussion
Our program is offered weekly on Monday evenings. The Pre-Teen Group (for ages 8-13) runs from 4 to 5 pm and the Teen Group (for ages 13-18) runs from 6-7:30 pm. Participants may register for a 6-week block of classes that can start at any time. Materials include CDs and handouts.
For more information about Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for your teens please go to this link:http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/mindfulness/youth-family/teens/Pages/default.aspx *Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider.
Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition.
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