Accessible Mindfulness for Teens
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What You'll Learn
Hear from IBME’s executive director on the the impact of deep dive meditation retreats for teens, and learn the biggest challenges to adolescent buy-in to mindfulness practice
Learn the practical benefits of developing insights around common humanity and self-acceptance
Explore diversity, justice, and accessibility in mindfulness and meditation, and think about the dialogues that can happen when each person feels safe
About Jessica Morey
Jessica Morey is the Executive Director, lead teacher and cofounder of Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, a nonprofit organization bringing in-depth mindfulness and compassion training to teens, young adults and the parents and professionals who support them. Jessica began practicing meditation at age 14 on teen retreats offered by the Insight Meditation Society. Contemplative practice has been central to her life and work – whether focused on clean energy and climate policy or growing an international youth mindfulness organization. She loves dancing, yoga, and being outside.
About Lisa Flook, PhD, MA
Lisa Flook is deeply interested in individual and societal transformation and well-being. Her research on children's social and academic stress and the effects of mindfulness interventions with teachers and students has been published in leading scientific journals. She has worked as a research scientist with the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA, and the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and most recently with an education policy think tank, the Learning Policy Institute. She earned her PhD and MA in (Clinical) Psychology from UCLA, and BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley.
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