Do you worry a lot about school? Do you worry about making friends or stress about what others think of you? You’re not alone – everyone experiences worry, anxiety, and stress.
CMHA Vernon & District, in partnership with the YMCA, is facilitating a Teen Mindfulness Group. This group supports teens ages of 13 to 18, who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and allows them to learn and practice healthy coping strategies to better manage stress and anxiety. The FREE group will provide an opportunity for teens to learn within a safe, comfortable, and fun environment surrounded by other teens experiencing similar thoughts and feelings.
The group meets weekly for seven weeks and is run in a welcoming and supportive environment. Program facilitators are mental health practitioners and are skilled at teaching healthy coping skills based on evidence-based approaches of Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (a Cognitive – Behavioural approach). Participants engage in fun and creative activities to promote learning and artistic expression and have the opportunity to connect with others who are going through similar experiences, so they don’t feel alone.
The Teen Mindfulness info sessions will take place on February 4, 2021 and 11, 2021 via ZOOM.
The Teen Mindfulness workshop series will run virtually from March 4 to April 15 (a total of seven weeks) via ZOOM.
Disclaimer: The YMCA Teen Mindfulness Group is not a Mindfulness-Based Intervention such as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction or Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.
Ages 13-18 and experiencing anxiety, stress, and/or worrying (no formal diagnosis required). Ability to attend an information session and well as all 7 group sessions. Not currently experiencing moderate to severe mental health symptoms.