Practice Brief: Staying in the Present! The Promise of Mindfulness for Teens (downloadable PDF)
Ben is a junior in the International Baccalaureate program in an urban high school and he’s stressed out. Between IB math, chemistry, and English, performing in the spring musical, serving on a nonprofit arts board, learning to drive, and writing college applications, Ben is in stress overload. His school counselor suggests a mindfulness program to help him manage stress. Ben has never heard of mindfulness before. What is it? And does it really work? Author, Sandy Longfellow looks at the research and the effectiveness with teens.