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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens: Practical Strategies and Techniques in Clinical Practice
Biegel, Gina M., MA, LMFT
PESI, Inc. / Seminar on DVD / 2016-07-01 / X49350
Mindfulness & Psychotherapy / Infant, Child & Adolescent
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3-Stage approach for teens to learn mindfulness and create lasting change
Stress the problem - Mindfulness the solution
Give teens the skills to use positive coping skills to manage life’s problems
Promote mindfulness practice outside the clinical hour
Leave with a toolbox of mindful practices you can use right away

Complete this seminar and be able to teach teens how to shift their thinking away from impulsive, thoughtless, and judgmental ways of reacting and responding to life and teach them to build on the resources they already have inside. Mindfulness is an anchor for teens to turn to and use when they feel emotionally dysregulated, stressed, anxious and depressed. Teach teens to live rather than just exist in an ever-increasing multi-media stimulated technological environment. Provide more balanced approaches to reacting to life and helping shift the way teens perceive and appraise situations as stressful.

MBSR-T will help teens:
Move from feeling powerless to feeling a sense of agency and control
Decrease reactivity and impulsivity
Shift from negative judgments and perceptions to non-judging with the use of the mindful qualities
Increase positive coping strategies and decrease self-harming thinking and behaviors
Increase health and well-being


Summarize the foundational principles of MBSR-T.
Describe the essential core components of the MBSR-T curriculum and the 3-stage approach to learning MBSR-T.
Demonstrate the ability to give guided instruction to central MBSR-T interventions using formal and informal mindfulness practices.
Utilize 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.
Review evidence-based research on MBSR-T including latest studies and new directions.


Foundational Principles of MBSR-T

Program similarities and differences from adult MBSR and MBSR-T
History of MBSR-T
Theoretical foundations of MBSR-T
The psycho-educational format of MBSR-T
Ethical and moral considerations
The mindful clinician: impact on MBSR-T outcomes
Cultural relevance
Core MBSR-T Curriculum

Awareness of intention, attention and attitude
MBSR-T mechanisms of change
Introduce mindfulness to teens
Define mindfulness for teens
Setting intentions
Formal and informal mindfulness practices in MBSR-T
Foundational pieces to each formal practice
Overcome barriers with silence and breathing
Titration approach to MBSR-T
Use of on-your-own-practices
Stage 1: Development of Broad Awareness and Insight

Mindfulness and the 5 senses
Defining stress from a teen’s perspective
4-Step mindful check-in
Mindful qualities for daily living
Awareness of thoughts
Awareness of mind and body
Sitting practice
Integration to teen’s activities
“Guest House” poem by Rumi
Stage 2: Increases in Present Moment Functioning and Living

Mindful walking
Cultivating self-care: both client and clinician
Awareness of the positive
Awareness of the negative
Judgments as fact: transforming the narrative
Mindful stopping
Approaching stress, pain and suffering
Stress equals pain times blocking
Reduction of self-harm behaviors
The Harm Awareness Journal
Stage 3: Maintenance and Growth

Mindful homework/test-taking
10 Tips to minimize homework and test-taking stress
Mindful messaging in social media
Mindful communication: listening and reflecting
Awareness of gratitude toward self and others
Building trust: the trust exercise
Review of intentions: pave the way for tomorrow
Evidence-Based Research on MBSR-T

Effects on mental and physical conditions
Research in clinical settings
Research in educational settings
Next steps: current research
The MAAS-A: the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale-Adolescent
MBSR-T adaptations in individual and family psychotherapy

About the Speaker:

Gina M. Biegel, LMFT, is a San Francisco Bay Area based psychotherapist, researcher and author specializing in bringing mindfulness-based work with adolescents. She is the founder of Stressed Teens, which offers the MBSR-T to adolescents, families, schools, professionals and the community for over 10 years. She created MBSR-T to help teens in a large HMO’s outpatient Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry who were not receiving relief or amelioration of their physical and psychological symptoms with the use of a multitude of other evidence-based practices. In a peer-reviewed clinical research study, MBSR-T was shown compared to those receiving treatment-as-usual that even at research follow-up that 80% of the teens in the MBSR-T group no longer had the diagnosis they came in with compared to 2% in the treatment-as-usual group (JCCP; 10/09).

She is an expert and pioneer of bringing mindfulness-based approaches to youth. She is the author of the Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress. She also has a mindfulness practice audio CD, Mindfulness for Teens: Meditation Practices to Reduce Stress and Promote Well-Being to complement the MBSR-T program. She provides intensive 10-week online trainings to people all over the world and works with teens and families individually and in groups.

Continuing Education Information:

For U.S. and Canadian customers, CE is available for $9.99 USD per participant. International CE rates may vary; please contact PESI Customer Service at 1-800-844-8260 for more details.

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