Mindfulness for Teens

Grow more emotional resilience and choice

Raising teens in our fast paced, technology advanced, social media dominated world, makes this parenting gig a complex and sometimes challenging job. And if we look at the statistics from the most recent Youth Beyond Blue Report, for our teens navigating the complexities of being a teen in this age is leading to higher incidences of stress, anxiety and depression in young people.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T) was created out of 13 years of experience working with teens, by Gina Biegel, MA, LMFT, from Stressed Teens in the US. MBSR-T is an adaption of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s highly successful adult MBSR program, which is backed by over 38 years of research into its benefits for adult physical and mental health improvements.

MBSR-T is an engaging 8 Week course in living mindfully for teens, incorporating educational activities and the practice of skills for bringing mindfulness into their everyday lives. They’ll participate in group activities, meditations, yoga and more.

MBSR-T gives teens the tools to:

  • Notice emotions, rather than hide or suppress them
  • Learn how to respond rather than react in situations that may otherwise trigger a negative reaction
  • Build emotional resilience
  • Bring autonomy into situations where they normally feel powerless
  • Control their actions and own their decisions
  • Use social media in a mindful way

While MBSR-T is not a magic bullet for your teens stress, anxiety and worries, participation in the MBSR-T program offers the possibility for teens to experience:

  • Improved emotion regulation
  • Improved awareness of their own thoughts, emotions and impulses
  • Helpful shifts in perception and appraisal
  • Decreases in stress and levels of anxiety
  • Improved overall mental and physical health and wellbeing
  • Increased sense of agency, control, coherence, and power
  • Insight into the sources of strength that come from within
  • Decreases in negative coping skills and increases in positive coping skills

Mindfulness for Teens - MBSR-T Course - Term 2, 2018

Mindfulness for Teens Course - Perth

          Location           Sydney - Bondi Junction
  Dates     Tuesdays, 15 May - 03 July 
  Time    4:30 - 6 pm
  Teacher     Libba Granger
  Price    $345
  Register    Sydney - Register Here


Testimonials from past participants:

"The meditation course helped me alter my mind-set and enabled me to approach stressful aspects of life with a positively calm mentality"

"The course has allowed the intensity of my anxious bouts to decrease dramatically."

"It has helped me to be kind to myself and find the happy more amongst my worries. I love finding my better self in mindfulness."

What People Are Saying

I have learnt a lot about myself through the MBSR course. Coming from a place of feeling very disconnected to myself, I now feel I am engaged and listening to what I need, which then has allowed me to handle what life has to offer in a positive way.

Anonymous, 2018

Since doing your course (Living with Wisdom and Compassion) my major transformation has been in my daily work as a family doctor. Instead of being the best doctor I can so that patients will admire me and appreciate me I am aware that I am regularly “putting myself in my patients shoes.” I want their lives to be better and their suffering to diminish. Whether that is through my doctoring or something not related to me is not relevant.



Ingrid (GP), 2018

Understanding mindfulness has changed my life.



Lee-Anne , 2018

It was great to be able to explore the strength of compassion, both internally and externally, through Living with Wisdom and Compassion. This course builds on what MBSR began. While it had its challenging moments, I came away from it feeling stress-relief thanks to my heart softening yet strengthening. And from the ability to see that even though we are all unique individuals, and we may express ourselves in wildly different ways, we all have the same needs. The better I can get at understanding those needs the more effective I can be in helping myself and others. I highly recommend this course to everyone.

Lisa, 2018

Bravo Ingrid Jolley and Openground! Thank you for your soothing and strengthening MBSR course. I’m feeling grounded, curious and hopeful about the future. I have the tools I need to lead an authentic, fulfilling life. 


Roz , 2018