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IBME 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. Here are 4 […]

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

“We are in a historical intersection and support and empowerment of communities of color needs to be more than a trend, it has to be foundational in all systems and structures. I am so grateful that iBme can be here to facilitate youth and young-adult programming. It’s definitely the right time and the right action.” […]

Teens, Mindfulness, and Social Justice: A Q&A with Andrea Poile

Through her work and studies, Andrea Poile has had the opportunity to evaluate, research, and teach a number of mindfulness-based curriculum and interventions for youth. “Of all of them,” she says definitively, “iBme is the best. It’s the most developmentally appropriate, it’s the most transformative, the most effective, and it’s evidence-based.” Andrea graduated from McGill […]

The Three Cs of an iBme Retreat

One of the iBme team members shared this wonderful overview in answer to the question, “What are one or two words describe what you hope a teen receives from going an iBme retreat this summer?” Concentration — Teens learn the skills to settle their minds and ground their bodies, so they experience greater clarity and […]