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Self-Compassion Tools for Teens
DVD Video
$199.99 USD
Now Available For Preorder
Product Details
DVD Video - 4+ hours
Multi-disc DVD recording with electronic manual and instructions.
3/23/2018 - Available Now for Pre-Order
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Summarize the physiological effects of self-compassion practices and its impact on mental health symptoms.
  2. Teach self-compassion strategies to adolescent clients as a method for decreasing symptoms of anxiety.
  3. Articulate how self-compassion practices can improve adolescent clients’ ability to manage stress effectively.
  4. Consider ways in which self-compassion tools can decrease symptoms of depression in adolescent clients.
  5. Design a plan to incorporate developmentally-appropriate mindfulness and self-compassion skills to implement into one’s clinical practice.
  6. Communicate findings regarding self-compassion research exploring the connection between key brain regions and mental health and recognize how understanding neurological processes can help professionals improve clinical outcomes.
  • Self-Compassion for Teens
    • Dr. Kristin Neff’s 3 components of self-compassion
    • Self-compassion compared to mindfulness: Similarities and differences
    • Misgivings about self-compassion
    • Research on self-compassion and teens
  • Interactive/Experiential Interventions to:
    • Lower stress
    • Lessen depression
    • Decrease anxiety
    • Alleviate negative mood
    • Quiet their inner critic
    • Build resilience
    • Strengthen self-appreciation
    • Increase sense of gratitude
  • Self-Compassion Skills and Activities
    • Compassionate body scan
    • Music meditation
    • Here-and-now object - rest in present moment
    • Soles of the feet - portal to present moment
    • Soothing touch/ A moment for me - self-compassion in moment of need
    • Core values/a pledge to myself - remove obstacles
    • Japanese bowls - imperfections make you unique and interesting
    • Crossing the line - recognize others experience same emotions
    • Compassionate friend - strength, wisdom, compassion within themselves
  • Self-Compassion in Action - Choose from skills and activities above
    • As a clinician
    • In a small group
    • In a large group
    • Discuss feedback
    • Develop a take home plan for teens
  • Potential Obstacles
    • Obstacles that impede implementation
    • Share ideas on ways to confront these obstacles


Dr. Karen Bluth received her Ph.D. in Child and Family Studies in 2012 from The University of Tennessee, and is assistant professor in the Program on Integrative Medicine, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UNC School of Medicine. Dr. Bluth’s research focuses on the roles that self-compassion and mindfulness play in promoting well-being in youth. She has been called “the world’s leading researcher on the impact of self-compassion and teens” by self-compassion pioneer Dr. Kristin Neff, and has developed a self-compassion curriculum with Lorraine Hobbs entitled Making Friends with Yourself: A Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens. Dr. Bluth trains teachers internationally in this program. She was awarded a prestigious NIH T-32 post-doctoral research fellowship, along with a grant from the Mind and Life Foundation, which provided funding for ground-breaking research on the role of self-compassion in well-being for teens. With funding from the John Rex Foundation and NIH, she and her colleagues have begun to explore the benefits of mindfulness and self-compassion in at-risk teen populations, including those at risk for depression. Further, Dr. Bluth is an associate editor of the academic journal Mindfulness, the author of the book The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are (New Harbinger Publishers) and a contributing author of the books Project You: More than 50 Ways to Calm Down, De-Stress, and Feel Great, Happiness Hacks: How to Find Energy and Inspiration, Me Time: How to Manage a Busy Life, and Stress Less: How to Achieve Inner Calm and Relaxation (Capstone Publishers). Her research has been featured numerous times in Mindful magazine, on the Greater Good Science Center website, and through NICBM. As a mindfulness practitioner for almost 40 years, a mindfulness teacher, and a lifelong educator with 18 years of classroom experience, Dr. Bluth is frequently invited to give talks, conduct workshops, train teachers, and teach classes in self-compassion and mindfulness in educational and community settings internationally.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Karen Bluth is an instructor at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. She is an author for New Harbinger Publications and receives royalties. Dr. Bluth receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Karen Bluth is a member of the National Council on Family Relations.
Continuing Education Credits

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CEs may be available for select professions, as listed in the target audience. Hours will be dependent on the actual recording time. Please check with your state licensing board or organization for specific requirements.

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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.

Teachers, Administrators, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Paraprofessionals, Marriage and Family Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists