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Gina M. Biegel, MA, LMFT, is a psychotherapist, researcher, speaker, and author in the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in mindfulness-based work with adolescents. She is founder of Stressed Teens, which has been offering mindfulness-based stress reduction for teens (MBSR-T) to adolescents, families, schools, professionals, and the community since 2004. She created MBSR-T to help teens in a large HMO’s outpatient department of child and adolescent psychiatry whose physical and psychological symptoms were not responding satisfactorily to a multitude of other evidence-based practices. She is an expert and pioneer of bringing mindfulness-based approaches to youth. She is the author of the The Trauma & Adversity Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness-Based Skills to Overcome and Recover from Prolonged Toxic Stress, Take in the Good: Skills for Staying Positive and Living Your Best Life, The Stress Reduction Card Deck for Teens: 52 Essential Mindfulness Skills,The Self-harm Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help Teens Overcome Cutting and Self-harming Behaviors, Thoughts, and Feelings;Be Mindful & Stress Less: 50 Ways to Deal with Your (Crazy) Life;Mindfulness for Student Athletes: A Workbook to Help Teens Reduce Stress and Enhance Performance;The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress (first and second edition); and Be Mindful: A Card Deck for Teens. She also has a mindfulness practice audio CD, Mindfulness for Teens: Mindfulness Practices to Reduce Stress and Promote Well-Being to complement the MBSR-T program. She provides worldwide multiday trainings and intensive ten-week online trainings and works with teens and families individually and in groups. Her work has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Psychology Today, Reuters, the New York Times, US News & World Report, and Tricycle to name a few. To learn more about books Ms. Biegel has written visit:
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San Luis Obispo
United States
Psychotherapist, Author, Researcher, Supervisor, Consultant, Professional Development Provider, Workshop Leader, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (State of California)
Creator of MBSR-T and evidence-based program created in 2004 based on Jon Kabat-Zinn's adult MBSR. Masters in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Health & Wellness.
20+ years
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
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). Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) practices are imbedded within and throughout Stressed Teens services. To learn more about SEL:

Multiple week-longs with Jon Kabat-Zinn & Saki Santorelli

Foundations of Well-Being with Dr. Rick Hanson

Positive Neuroplasticity Training with Dr. Rick Hanson

MBSR Practicum Bob Stahl

MBSR Week-long intensive with Jon Kabat-Zinn & Saki Santorelli

Multiple semmester long trainings with Shauna Shapiro

Graduate School Santa Clara University

UMass Medical School Center for Mindfulness

Jon Kabat-Zinn
Rick Hanson
Dan Siegel
Bob Stahl
Shauna Shapiro

Jon Kabat-Zinn

CAMFT, Mindfulness in Education Network, Association of Mindfulness in Education

Mental health, Education, Stress Management, Positive Neuroplasticity, Mindfulness, Trauma-Sensitive Practices, and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). She is an expert and pioneer of bringing mindfulness-based approaches to youth.


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