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Mindful Self-Compassion for High School Students

January 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - March 4, 2021 @ 8:30 pm UTC-5


Students of all genders will connect on Zoom to explore concepts and engage in practices that cultivate valuable tools to help them thrive in high school and beyond.

We are living in a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty. Current events, including the global pandemic, compound the already significant challenges of adolescence, leaving teens even more vulnerable to stress and disconnection. Making Friends with Yourself (MFY) is an empirically supported, 8-session program designed to foster the skills of mindful self-compassion, helping teens to cope more effectively with the concerns of their day-to-day lives–even in extraordinary circumstances.

In this class, students will learn strategies to:
* calm their minds
* relax their bodies
* be less overwhelmed by intense emotions, social comparison and their inner critic
* motivate themselves with kindness instead of harsh criticism
* clarify their values and stand up for what matters to them
* be more present to enjoy the good things in their lives
* recognize they are not alone in their experiences
* feel more connected to others

Preliminary research finds that MFY participants experience many benefits including decreased stress, greater resilience and increased well-being. The program also includes a workshop to support and empower parents and caregivers as they navigate adolescence with their teen.

Investment: $350 (If cost is a barrier to participation, please inquire about our partial scholarships)

Dr. Engel and Ms. Montague meet with individual families (parents & student) for a brief orientation (20-30 minutes) to answer questions and share more about the program. If you would like to determine if this program is a good fit for your teen, please click on “check availability and book” above to complete our interest form. After we receive your confidential responses, we will send a “welcome” email with some additional information and options for the orientation. We look forward to learning more about your teen!

To learn more about MSC for Teens, please visit: https://centerformsc.org/msc-teens-adults/

Event Details

January 14, 2021 @ 7:00 pm UTC-5
March 4, 2021 @ 8:30 pm UTC-5
Event Category:
Mode of Attendance:
Specific Audience:
High School Students
Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindful Self Compassion (MSC)

Teacher Profile

Heather Montague

Heather Montague

Registered Aug 2020
Associate Teacher

Area of Expertise

Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens & Children; supporting adolescents with ADHD, anxiety and learning differences

Popular Mindfulness Approaches

Mindful Self Compassion (MSC)


Kristie Engel, PhD ~ Licensed Psychologist




Annapolis, Maryland, United States