Introduction to Mindfulness:
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Mindfulness has great power to reduce stress and promote a deep sense of wellness. For adolescents today, this is an urgent need. Supporting their inner work through thoughtful and effective mindfulness programs, as they are doing at iBme, can have far-reaching consequences for the good of adolescents at this stage of their development and beyond.Trish BroderickPhDPenn State Prevention Research Center
The work that this organization does is definitely cutting edge and a most successful program. The adolescents that we have sent to the retreats and workshops have ALL had transformations and have been able to take on self-healing and have had tremendous changes in self-esteem and confidence.Candace CoffinDirector of Specialty ServicesMount Rogers Community Services Board
Research has proven that mindfulness training integrates the brain and strengthens the important executive functions that support emotional and social intelligence as well as academic success. Offering mindfulness retreats for teens is a natural way to set them on the right course not only now, but for the rest of their lives!Daniel J. SiegelM.D. & Clinical ProfessorAuthor of The Mindful Brain, The Developing Mind, Mindsight, and The Whole-Brain Child
It’s hard to imagine a more healing and enriching experience than what iBme offers to teens during their residential retreats. The combo of meditation, group sharing, outdoor fun–all in a safe, loving container–is the recipe for transformational magic.Tara BrachPhDFounder of the Insight Meditation Community of Washington
Imagine empowering your mind to actually strengthen your brain and give you more freedom in your life. That’s what learning to have mindful awareness can do for you. Getting more flexible, having more fun, and even strengthening your ability to pay attention and avoid distractions are all what research has proven as the positive outcomes of mindfulness training. A mindfulness retreat is an ideal way to learn this practice and can change your life!Daniel J. SiegelM.D. & Clinical ProfressorAuthor of The Mindful Brain, The Developing Mind, Mindsight, and The Whole-Brain Child
What a great endeavor! Our research demonstrates that mindfulness based programs can change brain structure and function, so a program like iBme can make a true, long-lasting impact on these students.Sara LazarMassachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
I have been teaching mindfulness techniques for almost 38 years, in the US and around the world. I recognize this (iBme) as an exciting program, with integrity, compassion and intelligence.Sharon SalzbergInsight Meditation Society (Barre, Ma)
Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of teens, parents, and professionals. Through mindfulness retreats, iBme helps participants cultivate awareness, compassion, and kindness for themselves, others, and the natural world.
We lead mindfulness retreats for teenagers across the country at retreat centers and in wilderness settings. We also provide mindfulness retreats for individual schools and in partnership with other non-profits that work with teens. Learn more about our story and what we do.
Also check out the video clip below, “Mindfulness: Youth Voices.” The Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre (Vancouver, BC, Canada) recently published this three-minute short film directly geared to youth, to address questions such as, “What is mindfulness? Why would I be interested in it?” The highlight of the film is the youth sharing, in their own words, how mindfulness practice has changed their lives.