Mindful Teen Program
This is a 6-lesson workshop series, each an hour long (3 weeks total) meeting at the DeWitt Community Library starting on October 25, 2021.
The lessons follow along with a book; The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time (each teen will receive their own book). The program empowers youth and equips them with practical strategies and mindful practices to manage stress, difficult emotions, and improve and support their overall well-being, relationships, and performance in school, sports, the arts, and other daily activities.
Teens will also each be provided with a journal that accompanies the book and lessons.
Objectives of the Mindful Teen program:
-Understand/define the concept of mindfulness and its connection to their well-being.
-Know and explain the benefits of mindfulness.
-Discover, reflect upon, and demonstrate a variety of mindfulness practices.
-Utilize mindfulness techniques to improve well-being, relationships, and academic/extracurricular performance.
-Establish long-term self-care and mindfulness goals.
-Know local and national resources to seek help if experiencing mental illness like depression, anxiety, and/or thoughts of suicide.
If you know of any middle-school age kids that would benefit from this program, please share this information with them.