Mindfulness, General

Beyond Stress Reduction

It is estimated that 18 million people in the United States meditate — a full 8 percent of the population — and as many as 200 to 500 million people worldwide. Over the last two decades, scientific focus on mindfulness, meditation, and contemplative practice has lauded the stress-reducing, resilience-building, and compassion-creating outcomes. Yet beyond stress […]

Mindful Teens podcast with Susan Stiffelman

Mindful Teens with Jessica Morey: from the Parenting without Power Struggles Podcast, hosted by Susan Stiffelman How can parents enjoy the journey of parenthood, while raising joyful, resilient kids? Marriage and family therapist Susan Stiffelman has explored the answers to this question in her best-selling book Parenting Without Power Struggles and with thousands of parents […]

IBME 4 Compassion Practices

4 Compassion Practices Lovingkindness and compassion practices have always formed part of mindfulness tradition and teachings. The word “lovingkindness” is a translation of the word metta in the Pali language. In a simple way, we might describe the practice of metta as the intentional cultivation of positive thoughts and emotions for oneself and for others. […]

Benefits of an IBME retreat blog post infographic

We are often asked what benefits of an iBme retreat are: What are the skills that teens learn? We worked with illustrator Tanmay Vora to create a visual image of the benefits of an iBme retreat. We love the results! The overall result of going on retreat is less stress, more ease, with confidence in […]

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

David Treleaven wrote Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness to help teachers and practitioners offer mindfulness practices in a safe, effective, trauma sensitive way. In his monthly podcast, he explores the relationship between mindfulness, meditation, and traumatic stress through conversations with leaders in the mindfulness field, particularly those engaged in training mindfulness teachers. In this episode, David interviews Jessica […]

IBME Mindfulness in Schools

by Owen Henderson As an intern with iBme, I have had the opportunity to interview several interesting people in the field of mindfulness. Most recently, I spoke with Marc and Doug Worthen about their work spearheading school-based mindfulness initiatives (read Stress, Anxiety, Pressure: Responding to the Teen Mental-Health Crisis). At the end of this conversation, […]

How to Be a Good Enough Parent: 5 Touchstone Principles, by Jessica Morey

Attachment theory is a popular topic in psychology these days. It posits that children who have strong and healthy attachment bonds grow up with an inner sense of stability and security that allows them to explore the world and develop their unique, authentic personalities. We call these people “securely attached.” Their basic worldview is “I’m […]

All Our Identities: Creating Space for Teens of Color

jylani Brown is an educator and community activist who worked for many years as an elementary school teacher. Every day she witnessed her students come to the classroom with a great deal of stress. “We have these expectations about the classroom space,” jylani says, “that students will be calm and seated and take in information.” […]