Mindful Self-Compassion

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

Jul 6 (Thu) - Aug 1 (Tue)
1:00pm to 2:30pm (8 classes, meets Tues. & Thurs.)
Santa Monica
Adolescence is a time of change and growth. It is the period of life reserved for rebellion and self-discovery, but as the demands in life increase for teens, this time is often fraught with confusion, anxiety or depression. For many teens these challenges lead to disconnection and isolation.

This course in Mindful Self-Compassion is designed to facilitate awareness, self-kindness and stronger connections in response to these growing challenges. Through developmentally appropriate activities and carefully crafted practices and meditations, teens have an opportunity to learn how to navigate the emotional ups and downs of life with greater ease. This course creates an opportunity for adolescents to construct a healthier and more equitable world-view and gives rise to greater compassion and empathy toward self and others.

In a preliminary research study, this program demonstrated a significant decrease in depression, anxiety, perceived stress and negative mood. This curriculum was adapted from the adult model of Mindful Self-Compassion created by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer.

*InsightLA offers payment plan options as well as limited financial assistance. For more information please email programs@insightla.org.

There are eight classes. Meeting Tuesday & Thursdays.

Location Details:
InsightLA 14th Street
1826 14th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

*This location has a handicap accessible ramp.
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)

This class uses a sliding scale as follows:

Household incomePrice
$60.000 or greater$550
$59.000 - $45.000$475
$44.000 or below$400
Enrollment Limit:
15 | There are still openings for this program.
Contact Information:
Email us at programs@insightla.org or call us at (310) 450-1821. or 310-450-1821