Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to what’s happening in our lives in a particular kind of way: on purpose, in the present moment, and with curiosity, openness and kindness (adapted from Kabat-Zinn). Being mindful in this way to what’s happening, both inside and out, provides a conscious foundation for action, allowing us to move out of ‘automatic pilot’ to a place of greater balance, awareness, empowerment and compassion for ourselves and others.

Learning to BREATHE (L2B) is a sequenced mindfulness program that can be used to introduce adolescents to mindfulness and its practice. L2B is appropriate for many settings (e.g. schools, universities, clinical settings, after-school programs, residential facilities, etc.). CASEL includes Learning to BREATHE as 1 out of only 4 programs in the mindfulness category that meets their standards for evidence-based programs.

What’s new


Registration is open for the Long Island workshop in February, 2018. Please see the flyer below for details.




Summer Residential Training.
Trinity Wall Street Retreat Center, West Cornwall, CT – (Levels 1 and 2 Residential Training) – July 30-  Aug 3, 2018.

More details and registration information will be posted here and on the website soon.

Open the link below for an up-to-date, quick summary of peer-reviewed, published studies on Learning to BREATHE that can be copied and shared. 

Summary Table of L2B Outcome Research

More detail about all the publications, including full text copies, is available by clicking the Short Research Summaries link.

Another link, “What consumers should know about  choosing a mindfulness program explains the importance of research  in program selection for schools, clinical practices or other institutions and workplaces. L2B’s Facebook Page is the place for most current updates about L2B.

Information about the manual

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. The complete program is also available in Chinese from Big Apple Publishers.