STRESSED TEENS Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens

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Stressed Teens


Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens

In-Person Class

934 S. Garfield Ave Traverse City

* Covid 19 Vaccinations are required

Winter 2022   Registration Now Open

Wednesdays, 4-6 pm  January 26th  – March 16th

Cost: $425

(Financial Scholarships are available – see Registration Form)



Stressed Teens is an 8-week, (MBSR-T) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, class specifically designed for teens. This class is an evidenced-based, adapted version of the adult 8-week MBSR program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Gina Biegel, LMFT  created this adapted version of the 8-week MBSR program in 2004 in order for it to be more easily accessible and developmentally appropriate for the teen population. In this highly experiential and group-based class, teens will learn about the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle, simple and effective mindfulness practices, and realistic ways to incorporate healthy habits into their daily routine.

Mindfulness strengthen our ability to pay attention to the present moment; to notice our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations – with curiosity and without judgment. When inspiring awareness through mindfulness – instead of reacting Mindlessly, we react Mindfully!

Teens participating in this class will learn about the body-mind connection and how leading a healthy lifestyle can positively impact their physical and emotional well-being. Using mindfulness practices, they will gain practical skills and learn the value of:

  • regular exercise
  • daily physical activity
  • healthy nutrition
  • proper sleep hygiene
  • thoughtful use of technology
  • self-gratitude – self-compassion
  • stress-management and healthy coping strategies
  • mindfulness practice
  • meditation

Your teen’s Quality of Life can significantly improve Socially, Physically, Emotionally, Cognitively and Academically when they choose to lead a consistent, healthy lifestyle!

*Stressed Teens (MBSR-T) has been demonstrated through research to be an effective and evidence-based intervention to reduce adolescent stress and the physical and psychological problems that result.

*Full and Partial Financial Scholarships are Available!

About the Instructor:   Wendy Weckstein, P.T., M.Ed. is the Director of Wellness at Northern Michigan Psychiatric Services, PC. She is a Physical Therapist, Wellness Consultant, and a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher through Brown University. She is also certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T). Wendy provides health and wellness evaluations, customized wellness programming and healthy living and mindfulness classes for pre-teens, teens and young adults.


Session Begins



Wednesday, January 26th - March 16th
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Program Cost


*Financial Scholarships Available

Class Location

Northern Michigan Psychiatric Services

934 S. Garfield Ave.

Call 231-935-0355 for more information.


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