Who says teens can't be mindful?
Adolescence is bursting with growth and maturation, yet for many teens, their internal world is one of insecurity, anxiety, and feeling disconnected. These years may be challenging for many reasons, including peer pressure and a new level of emotional intensity. But they are also a time of great courage, creativity, and personal exploration.
So how can teens make the most of their positive qualities, and navigate their internal and external worlds with greater confidence and stability? Mindfulness practices help teens understand themselves from the “inside out.” By learning the art of staying grounded in the present, teens cultivate greater self awareness, a skill that matters significantly in regulating emotions, managing stress, and feeling better overall.
For any teen (age 15-18), who would like to experience the benefits of mindfulness, please consider joining my Mindfulness for Teens group. This 10-week group will run on Wednesday evenings, from October 4-December 6, from 5-6pm. It will take place at my office at 910 Skokie Blvd, Suite 211, Northbrook, and the cost is $250. Based on practices from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and tailored to teens, each session will include a discussion about different aspects of mindfulness, time for Q&A, and a guided mindfulness meditation.
For more information, please contact me at 224-408-0115 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.
Rebecca Strauss, LCSW