What Is Mindfulness for Teens?

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.

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Intro to iBme’s mindfulness for teens course, with Jessica Morey, iBme Executive Director

 

Jessica specifically designed with a desire to give teens practical skills for being human by turning them on to mindfulness. She has taught hundreds of teens in the last 10 years. She herself was introduced to mindfulness as a teen and over time, found that it helped her to slow down and understand her emotions, thoughts, and habits. As a result, she experienced more ease and well-being, even when life was stressful. She was hooked — and joined iBme to ensure more teens had access to the tools of mindfulness.

“You can train your mind little by little to be calmer, more accepting, and kinder.”

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Interested in learning more?
iBme’s Master the Basics of Mindfulness for Teens is available through Insight Timer, “the most used meditation app in the world.” The app is free. The course costs $4.99, which goes to supporting the good work of both Insight Timer and of Inward Bound Mindfulness Education. Download the course and you can practice anywhere you have your phone. Take a look Master the Basics of Mindfuless for Teens/Buy now.

What is Insight Timer?
Insight Timer is a free smartphone app and online community with 9.5 million meditators worldwide. According to Wikipedia, it was developed by Brad Fullmer beginning in 2008. It was purchased by Australian brothers Christopher and Nicholas Plowman in April 2015, who removed the paywall and made it free.

In addition to the course, iBme has 10 free meditations on Insight Timer that you can use any time. Here’s the iBme page on Insight Timer.

“Meditation can be hard at first. Our minds can feel totally out of control and our bodies unbearably restless.”

More about the course:
The 10-session course consists of short, practical recordings (10-15-mins) on these topics:

  1. Coming to Our Sessions
  2. Developing Focus
  3. Connecting with Our Bodies
  4. Being with Discomfort
  5. Exploring Emotions
  6. Working with Difficult Emotions
  7. What’s a Thought?
  8. Wishing Ourselves Well
  9. Gratitude Training
  10. The Mindful Toolkit

Buy Mindfulness Basics for Teens course on Insight Timer.

ibme blog post 3 go-to meditationsOther online iBme mindfulness and meditation resources.
Not everyone is into apps for their mindfulness and meditation practice. Luckily, most people can find a class where they live or online videos. iBme offers an array of resources on our website for beginning or re-connecting with a mindfulness and meditation practice:

Retreats.
We believe that the best way to learn mindfulness and meditation practices is in-person with a teacher. Our Summer and New Year Retreats for Teens combine mindfulness, communications, nature, and fun (yes!) into a unique camp/getaway experience that is what we call “An iBme Teen Retreat.”

Check out our calendar for upcoming retreat opportunities.