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Digital Seminar

Taking in the Good: Mindfulness for Teens and Young Adults

Gina M. Biegel, MA, LMFT
2 Hours
Mar 24, 2018
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As they try to navigate the demands of school, online social lives, and daily pressures, many teens and young adults today are worried, in pain, angry, and even out of control. In fact, 1 in 5 of them currently has or will have a serious mental illness.

To make it through the emotional dysregulation of these complex years, they need a strong inner compass, and in this workshop recording, you’ll discover the evidence-based protocol that combines mindfulness and positive neuroplasticity to help establish that compass.


- PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 2.0 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Gina M. Biegel, MA, LMFT, is a psychotherapist, researcher, speaker, and author in the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in mindfulness-based work with adolescents. She is founder of Stressed Teens, which has been offering mindfulness-based work with adolescents. She is founder of Stressed Teens, which has been offering mindfulness-based stress reduction for teens (MBSR-T) to adolescents, families, schools, professionals, and the community for over a decade. She created MBSR-T to help teens in a large HMO's outpatient department of child and adolescent psychiatry whose physical and psychological symptoms were not responding satisfactorily to a multitude of other evidence-based practices. An expert and pioneer in bringing mindfulness-based approaches to youth, she is the author of Be Mindful & Stress Less: 50 Ways to Deal with Your (Crazy) Life (Shambhala, 2017), The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens (2nd Ed., New Harbinger, 2017), and the Be Mindful Card Deck for Teens (PESI, 2016). She also has a mindfulness practice audio CD, Mindfulness for Teens, to complement the MBSR-T program; provides worldwide multiday trainings and intensive ten-week online trainings; and works with teens and families individually and in groups. Her work has been featured on CNN and Reuters, and in the New York Times.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Gina M. Biegel is the founder and owner of Stressed Teens. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She is published by New Harbinger Publications, Inc. and receives royalties. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Gina M. Biegel has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.


  1. Explore how to help teens and young adults turn positive experiences into lasting resources for safety, satisfaction, and connection
  2. Explore recent advances in positive neuroplasticity that cultivate the four levels of self-care for clients
  3. Explore how to teach teens and young adults to shift from reacting impulsively to responding mindfully to stress

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Physicians
  • Addiction Counselors
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage & Family Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Other Behavioral Health Professionals



  • What is Mindfulness?
  • How is Mindfulness explained?
  • Awareness of thoughts, feelings, environments

PAWS: Pay Attention with Senses

  • Directed Attention: Live in the Now
  • Five Senses: Bringing Mindfulness into Every Day Life
  • Grounding Focal Points: Where is Your Thought Attention
    • Control & Agency
    • Grounding Focal Points
  • Grounding Exercise
  • Mindfulness Eating
  • Basic Needs


  • Mindful Pause & 3B’s
  • Active vs. Passive Living
  • Mindful Resources
  • Beneficial Experiences
  • Self-Care & Re-charging
  • Fundamental Needs
  • 4 Levels of Self-Care
  • Nourishing vs. Draining Activities
  • Mindful Acceptance
  • Self-Compassion Practice

ACORN: Always Consider Other Responses Now

  • Riding the Waves
  • Positive Neuroplasticity
  • Mindfulness Massaging
  • Coping with Pain & Stress
  • Letting Go
  • Caring vs. Worrying

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