Who Says Teens Can’t Be Mindful?
UNC now offers a mindfulness class for adolescents, ages 11-18. Based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and tailored to adolescents, the empirically-based curriculum for this course, entitled Learning to BREATHE, was developed by mindfulness expert/clinical psychologist Dr. Patricia Broderick and has been endorsed by Jon Kabat-Zinn.
Research in mindfulness indicates that this program may help students improve focus, enhance self-confidence, and provide a basis for developing positive coping and time-management skills.
“These skills can help teenagers navigate effectively through a time in life that can be confusing, filled with uncertainties, and exceedingly stressful. These life-skills form the basis for building successful relationships, beginning with oneself.” Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR, from forward of Learning to BREATHE.
Dates: October 9- November 13, 2014
Time: 5:30-7:00 pm
Instructor: Kate Murphy
Location: Room 500, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Bldg (UNC School of Social Work), 325 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3550
Registration Fee: $275
Participants in the associated research study will receive a $ Amazon gift card for each of three online questionnaires completed (total of $30). The online questionnaire takes approximately 20 minutes, and must be completed the evening prior to the first class, after the third class, and again after the final class.
email@example.com. Questions? Phone 919-966-8586.
The class will be taught by Kate Murphy. Kate has been practicing mindfulness meditation for 20 years. She completed the Duke graduate MBSR course. She is a nationally board-certified teacher and certified yoga instructor. For 10 years, Kate taught stress reduction painting classes at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center. As a middle school counselor, she has a special interest in mindfulness for teens.