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IBME 4 Compassion Practices

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. […]

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 […]

mindful teens ibme

At iBme, we specialize in connecting teens with mindfulness. Why? Listen to this short introduction from iBme’s Mindfulness for Teens course. In just 2 1/2-minutes, you’ll learn what mindfulness is, what some of the benefits are, and the skills teens need to deal with the stresses of being a teenager. Listen now Intro to iBme’s […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]