About the Course
Making Friends With Yourself (MFY) is an empirically-supported, 8-sessions mindful self-compassion course designed to help and support teens in cultivating the skill of self-compassion to cope more effectively with their ongoing challenges.
Teens and young adults face enormous stresses and challenges in their day-to-day-lives. From peer pressure, self-esteem, social-media, negative moods, academic and parental demands, relationships and dating to preparing for your future - All these and more whirl combine to make this period of life difficult to navigate and enjoy.
The goal of this course is to help teens turn toward the emotional ups and downs of this life stage with greater ease, to offer them specific tools for recognizing and managing their struggles, and to help them learn how to meet these struggles with kindness and compassion.
You will learn:
how to pay attention on purpose
how to manage difficult emotions
how to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
how to communicate with yourself and others in a more compassionate voice
mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
Who should apply:
Teens who are facing challenges in life and looking for a way to better cope with their struggles
Teens who want to be more resilient and build on their emotional intelligence
Age 13 to 20
4 Mar - 22 Apr [FULL]
Expert Guiding Teacher(s) who provide/s ongoing participant feedback
2 hour per session for 8 sessions
One 2 hour parent session
Attending in groups helps create a successful learning experience and practicing mindfulness with friends or colleagues can help to enrich your course experience. Therefore, we offer discounted course rates for groups of 5 or more.
Commitment to Accessibility
We are committed to offering financial assistance to those who need it. Contact us.
“I wish I had learned that I could be kind to myself a long time ago… it has made my life easier, and I am happier."
- Joel*, Age 19
“It made me less insecure and able to be myself more and kind of open up to others at school.”
- Marie*, age 15