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3-Day Interactive Training: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens Certificate Training
DVD Video
$499.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
Product Details
DVD Video - 8+ hours
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
10/17/2017 - Available Now for Pre-Order
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  1. Breakdown the foundational principles of MBSR-T.
  2. Construct the essential core components of the MBSR-T program.
  3. Implement the curriculum in the MBSR-T program and be able to teach interventions from all of the 8-sessions.
  4. Present the guided instruction from central MBSR-T interventions using formal and informal mindfulness practices.
  5. Employ the 4-step mindful check-in to better understand teen’s life problems and their use of the MBSR-T interventions.
  6. Simulate the steps in conducting the dropping-in, body-scan, sitting, walking, yoga, heartfulness and gratitude mindfulness practices.
  7. Develop the ability to debrief all formal mindfulness practices learned in MBSR-T.
  8. Devise mindfulness techniques that increase teen’s present moment functioning and living.
  9. Communicate how mindfulness creates a pause between a stimulus and response, which improves teen’s ability to respond to life’s problems rather than react.
  10. Apply positive coping behaviors instead of negative coping behaviors, to manage stress.
  11. Provide teen's with calendars to improve awareness of pleasant and unpleasant events, as well as to track self-harming behaviors.
  12. Investigate the role of the media, social networking, and the use of mindfulness practices on the development of the adolescent.
  13. Point out ways the MBSR-T program assists teens to take in the good, create beneficial lasting experiences, and develop fundamental resources for human needs.
  14. Evaluate techniques for building positive and beneficial relationships with self and others—mindful communication, acceptance, trust, and letting-go.
  15. Incorporate skills that teach teens the importance of, and ways to cultivate, self-care.
  16. Experiment with interventions that can be used in teen's daily life to facilitate maintenance and growth of the MBSR-T program.
  17. Explore the recent advance is neuroscience, mindfulness, and neuroplasticity on the developing teenage brain.
  18. Chart the evidence-based research on MBSR-T including latest studies and new directions.


  • Program similarities and differences from adult MBSR and MBSR-T
  • Theoretical foundations of MBSR-T
  • Ethical and moral considerations
  • The mindful clinician: impact on MBSR-T outcomes
  • Cultural relevance


  • Session 1-Examine adolescent stress and its relationship to utilizing mindfulness
  • Session 2-Develop a personal mindfulness practice
  • Session 3-Deepen present moment awareness through daily living
  • Session 4-Cultivate self-care and awareness of positive experiences
  • Session 5-Think mindfully and respond to life events
  • Session 6-Learn to positively cope with difficult emotions
  • Session 7-Build mindful communication in relationships
  • Session 8-Integrate mindfulness into all aspects of life


  • Effects on mental and physical conditions
  • Research in clinical and educational settings
  • The MAAS-A: the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale-Adolescent version
  • MBSR-T adaptations in individual and family psychotherapy
  • Neuroscience research - effects of MBSR and MBSR-T on the brain
  • Core MBSR-T interventions
  • Model of MBSR-T awareness of intention, attention and attitude
  • MBSR-T mechanisms of change
  • Understand and define mindfulness
  • Personal goal-setting: letting-go and non-striving
  • Formal and informal mindfulness practices
  • Foundational formal practice - the body scan
  • Develop a mindfulness practice


  • Dropping-In practice: Body, breath and mind
  • Mindfulness and the 5 senses
  • Eating mindfully
  • Define and explore stress from a teen's perspective
  • 4-Step mindful check-in
  • Mindful qualities for daily living
  • Present moment awareness of thoughts, feelings and actions
  • Breath mindfully: taking ten breaths
  • Body-scan practice
  • Sitting practice
  • Integrate mindfulness into teens daily routine
  • Learn to be with positive and negative emotions


  • Mindful yoga, walking and movement
  • Cultivate self-care: both client and clinician
  • Heartfulness practice - deepening compassion
  • Awareness of negative and positive experiences
  • Pleasant and unpleasant moment's calendar
  • Decrease judgments and worries: working with anxiety
  • Mindful stopping - decrease reactivity
  • Taking a mindful pause-prevent impulsivity
  • Railroad practice: train of thoughts
  • Understand and utilize positive coping strategies
  • Approach stress, pain and suffering
  • Teens have control over stress: stress equals pain times blocking (S=PxB)
  • Self-awareness calendar to track negative behaviors
  • The harm awareness journal


  • Manage life events and associated stressors
  • Mindful homework/test-taking
  • 10 Tips to minimize homework and test-taking stress
  • Mindful messaging in social media
  • Using MI-messages and the different communication styles
  • Mindful communication: listen and reflect
  • Letting-go and the power of forgiveness
  • Gratitude practice toward self and others
  • Build trust: the trust exercise
  • Bring mindfulness into home, school and community
  • Build mindful relationships
  • Reviewing and setting future goals
  • Processing grief and loss


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.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Gina M. Biegel is the founder and owner of Stressed Teens. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She is published by New Harbinger Publications, Inc. and receives royalties.

Non-financial: Gina M. Biegel has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

Addiction Counselors, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Psychologists, Social Workers, and other Mental Health Professionals