Mindfulness, General

13 Benefits of iBme Retreat

In-person or online, why take a mindfulness retreat with iBme at all? What are the benefits? We talked to some teens to find out. We get it. Mindfulness and meditation can seem like “woo-woo, hippie-dippy stuff” — boring, uncomfortable, and irrelevant. Or something that you only do sitting on a cushion with your eyes closed. […]

iBme COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources from iBme Here are a number of COVID-19 resources and support from iBme for you and your loved ones to access any time you want. We know that these unpredictable times can cause a lot of stress and anxiety. Now more than ever a mindfulness practice can serve as an invaluable resource for […]

iBme 4 Ways of Working with Fear blog post

How do we learn not to contract — mentally, physically, emotionally — in the face of fear? In this Wisdom Talk, iBme lead teacher Jessica Morey weaves together classical teachings, stories, personal experience, and reflection to explore 4 ways of working with fear. Drawing on timeless Buddhist teachings, Jessica shares four qualities of heart and […]

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

Lovingkindness and compassion practices have always formed a 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. Here are […]

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, […]