Helping Teens Thrive: Workshop II

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Workshop II: Foundations of Teaching Self-Compassion to Teens
Lorraine M. Hobbs, M.A. and Lisa Shetler
This training will be offered online

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There is a significant demonstrated interest among professionals around the globe in the topic and practice of integrating both mindfulness and self-compassion into various disciplines. As the evidence for mindfulness and self-compassion as viable interventions for youth and families grows, so does the interest in professional training. UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is a leader in the field and is uniquely positioned to be THE training and certifying body for these professionals. Learn more about the workshop.

Objectives for Workshop II:

  • Participants will use the skills learnt through their personal practice to create psychological safety for teens.
  • Participants will demonstrate how to work with teens' resistance and motivate themselves with kindness.
  • Participants will be able to discuss why self-compassion is more stable than self-esteem.
  • Participants will be able to identify backdraft and/or trauma in teens.
  • Participants will be able to utilize the skills learnt to teach teens self regulation, self awareness and self compassion.
  • Participants will design an appropriate, brief intervention based on the teachings of mindfulness and self-compassion for teens they work with.

Pre-Requisites (Participant Guidelines) for Workshop II:

  • Attendees will have prior experience in working with pre-teens, teens and families through one of the following fields: Psychology/Counseling/Psychotherapy/Family Therapy Teaching/Education Medicine/Nursing/Psychiatry/Pediatrics Juvenile Justice/Rehabilitation Sports Coaching/Mentoring
  • Attendees will have completed either an 8-week or 5-day MSC course OR the 3-day foundation course in Mindfulness & Self-Compassion (Workshop I).


9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3

$200 “Early-Bird Discount” if you register and pay in full on or before July 12, 2023 Early-Bird Rate On or Before July 12, 2023 On or After July 13, 2023
Registration $1200 $1400
UC San Diego Faculty / Staff $1000 $1200
  1. Continuing education credits for participation in this program are available for an additional fee.
  2. Upon submission of your registration your application will be reviewed for prerequisites and you will be contacted when it has been formally accepted.
  3. Cancellation Policy: A refund (minus your $300 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit) will be made for cancellations submitted in writing 30 days prior to the retreat (email No refunds will be allowed after that date.