Youth and Family Mindfulness Programs

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Art created by one of our teen program participants.

Our vision is to encourage young people to explore and deepen an awareness of self through mindfulness training. We teach a curriculum that is designed to support social and emotional learning and cultivate awareness of stress reactivity in children and adolescents. Mindfulness-based practices inspire discernment in decision-making and lead to healthier and happier choices. These experiential programs offer youth, and the families who care for them, an opportunity to discover their capacity for a deeper purpose and more meaningful connection to themselves and the world around them.

~ Mindfulness is the new ABCs of education: Attention, Balance and Concentration
~ Susan Kaiser-Greenland

The Center’s Youth and Family Mindfulness Programs Include

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Making Friends with Yourself: A Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens

Mindful Education

Mindfulness for Teen, Tween & Kids Programs

Mindful & Compassionate Parenting Program

Core Skills Training in Mindful & Compassionate Parenting

School In-Service Training

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few”~ Roshi Shunryu Suzuki




Contact Info

Lorraine M. Hobbs, MA, CHom
Youth and Family Programs Founding Director
UCSD Center for Mindfulness

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