Mindfulness in Schools

Mindfulness One Teens Experience

Today’s teens face ever-increasing stress, anxiety, and pressure. With the digital world creating a fractured, image-based field that vies for so much of our attention, it is harder than ever for teens to navigate their inner worlds and social relationships. Mindfulness in schools offers one solution. Mindfulness Director Initiative (MDI) is a groundbreaking model for […]

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.” […]

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 […]

iBme Mindful Teens

Each of the dedicated participants in the iBme Mindfulness Teacher Training comes with a unique background and motivation for wanting to empower young people. We asked one of the graduates from our first Teacher Training some questions about what brought them to mindfulness and why they do what they do. Q&A with iBme Teacher Training […]

Mindfulness in Leadership, Education, Sports & Cancer Recovery: An Interview with Doug Worthen

How do great leaders develop their leadership capacity? How do you inspire confidence and develop motivated teams? These are a couple of the questions driving Todd Iarussi’s Rhinomind Coaching podcast. To find out, Todd connects with top leaders and performers, executive coaches, researchers, and mindfulness teachers to hear their stories. On the first episode, Todd […]

iBme Mindfulness Teacher Training: What It's About (videos)

Do you work with teens? Have you dreamt of bringing the benefits of meditation and mindfulness to younger generations? Or perhaps you are the parent of a teen seeking solutions — and ready to galvanize a community? iBme’s Mindfulness Teacher Training prepares professionals working with adolescents to implement an in-depth mindfulness curriculum in high schools, […]

Middlesex School

Around the country, more and more schools and colleges are bringing mindfulness to their students. While programs vary in how they are offered, they all contribute to equipping young people with invaluable skills and creating a more mindful and compassionate world. In 2009, Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts, made a commitment to mindfulness, beginning with […]

Group photo of Harvard winter iBme Retreat

By Eric Michael B. In January 2018, more than 50 students from across Harvard University gathered in North Andover, Massachusetts for three days of silent retreat, community building, and mindfulness meditation. The retreat was led by iBme teachers Kaira Jewel, Rod Owens, and Cara Lai FitzGibbon and was supported by several dedicated iBme mentors. The […]