About Parent-Teen Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens Training (MSC-T)
To support teens in coping more effectively with the ongoing challenges of their day-to-day life, Karen Bluth, Ph.D., and Lorraine Hobbs, M.A., co-created Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens (MSC-T), an empirically-supported, 8-week program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion in teens. It was adapted from the original Mindful Self-Compassion program for adults and is endorsed by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer.
MSC-T teaches core principles and practices that enable teens to respond to the challenges of these critical years with kindness and self-compassion.
The parent-teen version of the MSC-T course is for both teens and caregivers to learn the critical skill of self-compassion side-by-side. In this 8-week long course, which meets weekly for 1.5 hours, teens and caregivers engage in developmentally appropriate activities and carefully crafted practices and meditations, which provide them with the opportunity to learn how to navigate the emotional ups and downs of life with greater ease. Backed by research, findings indicate increases in emotional well-being and greater resilience after taking the course.
This parent-teen training is taught by certified Mindful Self-Compassion instructor and trained MSC-T teacher, Jamie Lynn Tatera.
"It really helped me with handling emotions! The instructor is very supportive and the other participants are open to listen and non-judgmental." -Teen participant
In this course, you and your pre-teen/teen will learn to:
- be kind to yourself when you are struggling
- reduce stress and anxiety
- handle difficult emotions with greater ease
- strengthen resiliency and positivity
- increase capacity to advance toward goals
- feel less alone in struggles
- become the best version of yourself
"Taking the mindful self-compassion class for teens with my daughter was a powerful experience for me. It was an opportunity to give the priceless gift to my daughter, while at the same time being able to further that compassion within myself.”
-Mary N., West Bend