Mindfulness Research

Teaching mindfulness to teens

How do you teach mindfulness to teens? What’s the secret sauce?  iBme is one of only a few organizations that specializes in connecting teens with mindfulness through highly immersive programs. These excerpts from our Teen Retreat Teacher’s Manual shine light on our underlying values and beliefs — the ingredients for our signature approach. We share […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

A recent study entitled “‘Safe in My Own Mind’: Supporting Healthy Adolescent Development Through Meditation Retreats” was published in The Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology by Dr. Brian Galla, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh. It explores the relationship between intensive, week long, residential meditation retreats and teen’s emotional regulation, self awareness, and cognitive […]