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A Mindfulness-Based Course for Teens & Young Adults

Course Description

Many teens and young adults are challenged with increasing demands they face each day, and risk of exhaustion, depression and anxiety in youth is on the rise. Mindfulness can help.

 

In this course, participants will learn healthy ways to approach challenges. Participants will explore mindfulness through a variety of experiential exercises. This will help them to develop greater present-moment awareness and the ability to respond with compassion, kindness and curiosity rather than automatically react to the stressors in their lives.

 

Get ready to be  R e v i v e d!

The course is based on Awakening Joy as developed by James Baraz and facilitated by a certified teacher. There are 10 themes that will be explored over 5 weeks:

  • Week 1 - Planning for Happiness & Present Moment Awareness

  • Week 2  - Gratitude & Learning to be Reliable

  • Week 3 - Navigating Difficult Times & Compassion

  • Week 4 - Letting Go & Loving Ourselves

  • Week 5 - Loving Others & The Exploration of Simply Being

What you will learn:

  • Learn the science behind real happiness

  • Build healthier habits and beliefs through powerful awareness practices

  • Be a part of a community 

  • Develop a solid mindfulness practice

  • Learn to reduce stress and increase well-being

  • Build resilience

What to expect:

  • Arrive - Connect with others (10 min)

  • Lesson 1 (45 min)

  • Animal (cat) handling and animal related learning (30 min)

  • Lesson 2 (45 min)

  • Closing (5 min)

What teens are saying...

"Revive helped me realize a few things about myself and gave me tools to bring myself back to the present. Not to stress about the future and that what I was feeling was ok to feel, even if there was no reason for it. Working through the course with Laura Baltodano was an eye opener and I can't wait to continue to find myself and allow myself to feel what I feel with no shame and to keep myself in the present with the people I love.”

“I would recommend this class because joining this has allowed me to see more of the good in things, and enjoy more happy moments. It also has allowed me to feel lighter and less overwhelmed! I think this class is a great step into becoming less worried about life!”

Course Details:

For ages: 12-16 years old 

Dates: Sundays - July 11th to Aug 8th, 2021

Time: 1:15pm to 3:30pm

Location: Animal Refuge Center (ARC)

  18011 Old Bayshore Road, N Ft Myers

Course Fee: $50 (normally $150)

 

Max 15 participants