Resources

Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment with kindness and curiosity.

iBme’s programs introduce young people to mindfulness through guided meditation, mindful movement, small group discussions and fun group activities. Participants in our programs learn self-awareness, empathy, and compassion, techniques to calm and focus the mind and mindful communication—the foundations for success in all areas of life. Our programs also including applying mindfulness skills to daily life, connecting with nature and creative expression.

The Science

iBme was honored to host with Middlesex School a talk by Dr. Dan Siegel on his book, “Brainstorm: the Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain.”

Research on the impact of mindfulness has shown benefits including increased self-awareness, improved focus and impulse control, decreased stress and anxiety, skillful responses to difficult emotions and increased empathy. Research on the impact of iBme retreats has shown teens experienced increased self-compassion and life satisfaction, and decreased rumination and reactivity following retreat. For more on the science please visit The American Mindfulness Research Association (AMRA).

Further Reading

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Brainstorm by Dr. Dan Siegel

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Mindful.org and Mindful Magazine

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Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn

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The Mindful Way to Study by Jake Gibbs and Roddy Gibbs

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The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens by Gina Biegel, MA LMFT

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Mindfulness for Teen Anxiety by Dr. Christopher Willard

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Mindfulness for Teen Anger by Dr. Mark Purcell and Jason Murphy

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Growing Up Mindful by Dr Christopher Willard

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The Mindful Teen by Dzung X. Vo

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Everyday Blessings by Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

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Guided Meditations

Walking meditation on retreat

Listen to recordings from our retreats: