Mindfulness is ‘paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and without judgment’ (Kabat-Zinn, 1990)


Updated information about the Center for Personalized Prevention Research (CPPR) at the University of Minnesota

The CPPR in cooperation with Headway Emotional Health Services in MN is offering L2B for youth who have been referred for minor legal offenses. Read more on the “News” page.

CASEL includes mindfulness programs in its new Secondary Program Guide.

The CASEL Guide; Effective Social and Emotional Learning Programs (2015) provides a systematic framework for evaluating the quality of social and emotional learning (SEL) programs and applies this framework to identify and rate well-designed, evidence-based SEL programs with potential for broad dissemination to schools across the United States. Viewed as a supplement to social and emotional learning, mindfulness represents an innovative approach in education. CASEL includes Learning to BREATHE among four mindfulness programs in this category that meet their standards for evidence-based programs. Please see the secondary guide for more information at CASEL guide.

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The purpose of this website is to provide support and information about bringing mindfulness to youth, in particular, but also to adults. Some topics may be useful to you in general, such as ones about the benefits of mindfulness for emotion regulation and the importance of social-emotional learning. This website also introduces you to a specific mindfulness curriculum called Learning to BREATHE. L2B is a sequenced program that can be used in many settings (e.g. schools, universities, clinical settings, after-school programs, residential facilities, etc.). It has 6 themes, which can be taught in 6, 12, 18 or any number of sessions, depending upon your time and needs.  

You may also enjoy seeing the photos of some of the teachers and researchers who are working to bring mindfulness to adolescents and others. They are wonderful partners who work to help youth manage stress, strengthen their emotion regulation and attention, and improve their well-being.

If are interested in workshops or training, some basic information is provided about our offerings. Check the schedule page to see upcoming workshops. If you would like to host a workshop, please check there for more information.

The complete Learning to BREATHE curriculum, including 6 and 18 session versions and free, downloadable supplementary materials, is available from New Harbinger Publications and Amazon. Individual student workbooks for the 6-session version are also available separately.
Thank you and welcome to these pages.