Mindfulness Leaders

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 […]

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 […]

Charisse Minerva Spencer

Early in the day on April 27th, 2018, NPR’s Morning Edition listeners throughout the United States heard Charisse Minerva Spencer telling her son, Myles Spencer-Watson, about what it was like growing up in the 1960s in Cavalier Manor, Portsmouth, Virginia, one of the largest predominantly black suburbs in the nation at that time. You can […]

Meditation Saved My Life: A Conversation with Dr. Christopher Willard

iBme summer intern Owen Henderson made a visit to Dr. Christopher Willard’s home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to find out more about mindfulness from a leading figure in the field. Dr. Willard, a psychologist and educational consultant who specializes in mindfulness, teaches at Harvard Medical School, runs his own psychotherapy practice, and is the president of […]

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 […]

Quest for Truth: Conversation with Rod Owens

by Ben Painter and Jon Luke Tittmann Motivated to learn what mindfulness really is, two iBme interns set out on a humble quest for truth and deeper understanding. In this series, they share what they learn along the way through encounters with leading mindfulness teachers. Energized by our conversation with Sharon Salzberg, we were excited […]