New research from Prof. Brian M. Galla at the University of Pittsburgh has just been published that documents the positive changes that attending an iBme retreat can make possible for teenagers! The research found that improvements in “self-compassion” that can happen during a retreat can play a big role in enhancing overall “emotional well-being” among adolescents. The full academic article is available for free until this June: Within-person changes in mindfulness and self-compassion predict enhanced emotional well-being in healthy, but stressed adolescents”
Jon Kabat-Zinn: From Doing to Being, an iBme event presentation. Enjoy an evening with Jon as he reflects on living a more fully authentic life, or as he says “a way of being”. Explore what relationality means and how it connects us to everything. Jon shares his insights about mindfulness, iBme, education and much more. Come share in his reflections.
If you’ve ever wondered what mindfulness is, how we develop a practice, or how it can benefit you and your teen, this is the podcast for you! Jessica Morey (iBme’s Executive Director) was interviewed in May of 2015 on “Unfiltered with Joan Holiday”, a radio show on WHMP in Northampton, MA. Listen as she eloquently explains what can happen for teens when they slow down, unplug, and tune into what is happening in their bodies and minds. She describes the process of transformation that often occurs for teens while on iBme retreats and lays out the step-by-step process of how teens can come to a place where they feel safe enough to explore their emotions and practice accepting themselves and others in a compassionate way. She also talks about the other programs that iBme offers. Sit back and enjoy! Click here to listen.
Listen to iBme’s Executive Director Jessica Morey on episode 35 of the Present Moment Podcast. Jessica talks about the history of iBme, the key to working with teenagers, and what both teens and adults find surprising on teen retreat. Click here to listen.
iBme teen retreat alumni Nathan Worthen, Ben Painter, and Casey Oparowski are featured in the June issue of Mindful magazine! Their personal testimonies to the power of mindfulness (plus beautiful photos) appear in an article about Dr. Dan Siegel’s new bestselling book, Brainstorm. Read “The Amazing Tumultuous Wild Wonderful Teenage Brain.”
Watch this wonderful video of Joseph Goldstein’s talk at our iBme benefit event on November 9th, 2014.