Cultivates Coping Skills in Teens

meditation-image-109A national conference held at University of California at San Diego is training teachers, parents, and other adults in different ways of encouraging the participation of young children and teenagers in mindfulness meditation as a way to decrease stress. This approach to meditation trains us how to become more mindful of our own inner thoughts and resilience. With bullying, health issues, personality disorders, and suicide levels increasing among younger generations, mindfulness meditation is seen as a positive way to help them become more aware and develop a heightened sense of self-control. One of the focuses of the conference is training teachers how to integrate mindfulness into the classroom. The sponsors of the conference hope to facilitate a more holistic integration of mindfulness across all areas of children’s lives.