Compassionate Mindfulness Practices for Teens
Time & Location
About the Event
Teens and preteens are navigating unprecedented challenges and pressures that have harmful impacts on their health and wellbeing. Especially for those most marginalized, teens are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety in the midst of so much uncertainty. In this workshop, we will explore how to support the teens we work with to bring themselves compassion and kindness to the challenges they encounter. Youth can cultivate deep resilience to their stressors when they have practices that help them be patient, accepting, and kind to themselves.
- Participants will learn what is mindfulness and how it supports teens in times of great stress and anxiety.
- Participants will experience at least 3 compassion exercises in a variety of modalities, including expressive arts, a sitting practice, and a somatic activity.
- Participants will learn how to facilitate mindfulness compassion activities through a trauma informed lens.
- Participants will understand how to frame challenges compassionately with youth.
11:30am- 12:00pm : Welcome. logistics, housekeeping and opening practice
12:00pm-12:30 pm : What is mindfulness and how can it support teens?
12:30 pm-1:00 pm : Mindfulness practice: heartful affirmations
1:00pm-1:30 pm: LUNCH BREAK ( CEUs will not be issued for this time)
1:30pm- 2:00pm : Mindfulness practice: self-empowerment flower
2:00pm-2:30 pm : Cultivating resilience by meeting challenges with compassion
2:30pm- 3:00 pm : Heartfulness Stories: Reframing our stories with kindness
3:00pm-3:30 pm : Closing takeaways and Evals
Meet Our Trainer
Salina Mae (she/her/hers), is a Bay Area born and raised community leader with over 15 years' experience serving California schools both as a K-12 classroom teacher and as a mindfulness coach and consultant. She specializes in building creative, inspired, and socially awake trainings and curricula that lead to action in the areas of mindfulness, social justice, and systems change. Salina is a certified yoga teacher, a dedicated mentor and advocate for LGBTQI+ youth and a carrier of Joanna Macy’s The Work That Reconnects.
This course meets the qualifications for (3.5) BBS CEUs for LCSWs and MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences & is provided by Fred Finch Youth Center, CAMFT Provider #045295.