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Taking in the Good: Mindfulness and Positive Neuroplasticity for Youth: A 3 hour online workshop with Gina Biegel (USA)

February 23, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-8


(This session will be recorded for all those who are registered but can’t make it on the day)

Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Youth to Manage the Pressures and Stressors of Life

Are the youth you work with—engaging in negative coping skills, scheduled 24/7, feeling burned out, stressed, immersed in social media, and the like? Then this training is for you. Help youth manage their stress with mindfulness and ways to combat the negative by taking in the good. The effects of stress on teens’ health and well-being today are enormous. Stress does not discriminate. Stress is impinging on ALL youth regardless of race, sex or class! Fact: 1 in 5 youth 13-18 years of age have or will have a serious mental illness. Now that we recognize the problem, lets discuss helping youth overcome and manage their stressors. To make it through these complex years, youth need a strong inner guide, the survival gear and compass, to well-being. In this training, you’ll discover the evidence‐based protocol that combines mindfulness and positive neuroplasticity. With a three-prong guide to mindful well-being—1. self-care, 2. taking in the good, and 3. resourcing yourself for hard times you can help youth navigate stress facing their lives today. With practical tools, you can provide them with the survival gear and compass to personal health, growth and well-being.

Learning Objectives:
Participants will learn recent advances in neuroscience and positive neuroplasticity to help youth harness skills needed for mental and physical health.
Participants will learn ways to enhance youth well-being—to help them attend to and take in beneficial experiences and to create lasting resources to manage emotional and physical pains.
Attendees will gain access to practical resources to help youth utilize the four levels of self-care.
Attendees will report that the training positively impacted them to teach youth to manage difficult stressors and emotions with positive coping skills.

Event Details

February 23, 2023
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-8
Event Category:
Mode of Attendance:
Specific Audience:
mental health professionals including Counselors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Case Managers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addictions Counselors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Educators, School Administrators, Other Mental Health Professionals
Event Mindfulness Approach:
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Partner Profile

Stressed Teens

Stressed Teens

Registered Dec 2022
Professional Partner


Stressed Teens is a business that began in 2004 and disseminates the evidence-based Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens Program (MBSR-T) (Biegel, 2009a, 2009b, 2014, 2017) in varying forms. Stressed Teens teaches mindfulness skills and provides tools for those in their pre-teen years through latter adolescence and even for young adults. Stressed Teens takes a mind-body approach and focuses on the whole person. Teens often have difficulty with their social skills, emotions, confidence, procrastination, impulsivity, and attention. Stressed Teens can improve a teen’s functioning and quality of living socially, physically, and psychologically. MBSR-T is an adaptation of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program for adults (Kabat-Zinn, 1982, 1990, 2013). The MBSR-T intervention is closely related to the traditional MBSR program created by Kabat-Zinn and colleagues. The MBSR-T program is meant to be a program to use with adolescents and young adults versus the traditional MBSR program for adults. Like MBSR, MBSR-T is based on secular adaptations of mindfulness practices with roots in Eastern meditation traditions. MBSR-T is also strongly influenced by mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (Segal, Williams, & Teasdale, 2002, 2013). To learn more about books Ms. Biegel, the founder of Stressed Teens has written visit: https://amzn.to/3GC5BHf




San Luis Obispo, United States