Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens

“Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” Among emotion researchers, it is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering.” Self-compassion is the feeling that arises when we notice our own suffering AND we want to do something to alleviate our own suffering.

Self-talk has a powerful impact on our wellbeing. Critical self-talk can lead to more suffering, increased stress and unhappiness. Kinder self-talk can lead to less suffering, more calm and contentment. The Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens course provide teens tools to decrease volume of their inner critic and increase volume of their compassionate voice. Speaking to ourselves in a more compassionate way leads to a healthier attitude on life and outlook of ourselves. Topics in this course for 14 to 18 year old teens include:

  1. Role of inner critic,
  2. Getting in touch with your compassionate voice,
  3. Why self-compassion is more reliable than self-esteem,
  4. The cost of social comparison.

Marina will support teens in co-creating a space where all can explore these and other topics through exercises, videos, discussions, meditations, and movement practices. There are eight sessions and each session meets for 1 1/2 hours.

Summer Class for 14 to 18 year olds:

Dates: Mondays & Thursdays from June 17 to July 15 (no class July 4)

Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm PST

Investment: $400.00

Instructor: Marina Barnes

Location: Online