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.

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Learning to BREATHE- A Comprehensive Training

July 30 – August 2, 2018

Trinity Retreat Center, West Cornwall, CT

Offered by

Katherine Crum, Ph.D., Marjorie James, L.C.S.W. & Brenda Nelson, D.S.W., L.C.S.W.

Information and enrollment: Email: Katherine Crum kbc29@kbc29.com

or call 518-789-9635

What is the plan for the workshop?

The three-day, four-night workshop offers the established L2B training protocol in a beautiful rural retreat setting. It combines three training components: a review of the rationale and research informing the structure of L2B (Foundation Training); direct, hands-on practice in teaching the program (Intensive Training); and personal mindfulness practice for teachers.

  •            Each day includes personal mindfulness practice using a 4-part model based on MBSR.
  •            Day 1 and part of day 2 will present an overview of L2B, emphasizing the theory and research behind the lessons (Foundation).
  •            The remaining days will provide participants with the opportunity to “teach” all lessons from the curriculum in small groups and process this experience (Intensive).

This workshop is designed to help you:

  • Summarize the research related to emotion regulation, stress, and psychological wellbeing as it applies to mindfulness-based programs for adolescents.
  • Demonstrate skills for presenting and teaching mindfulness to adolescents in schools or clinical settings utilizing L2B.
  • Experience personal mindfulness practice and its application in daily life.
  • Create networks and share resources for teaching mindfulness effectively in schools and in clinical settings.

Who should participate?

This training is intended for teachers, administrators, clinicians and others working with adolescents who wish to learn an effective, well-researched mindfulness intervention for youth.

Dates:  July 30 (Arrival)-Aug 3 (Departure), 2018

  • Monday, July 30 – Arrival in afternoon / evening
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – Workshops
  • Friday, Aug 3- Morning Departure

Each day’s schedule leaves time for rest, meals, and walks on the Center’s many beautiful trails.

Location: Trinity Retreat Center

The Trinity Retreat Center, located in West Cornwall, Connecticut, is about 90 miles north of New York City. It overlooks the Housatonic River and is surrounded by the woodlands of the Litchfield Hills.


Registration fees include food, lodging and all materials. There is ample parking and free shuttle transportation to the Trinity Center from the nearest Metro North Railroad station (Wassaic). Commuter trains run to and from New York’s Grand Central Station every two hours, approximately.

Space is limited, so early registration is strongly advised.

The entire facility is accessible. All rooms are air-conditioned.

Room Early Registration

(Before April 15, 2018)

Regular Registration

(After April 15, 2018)

Single (with private bath) $1,975.00 $2,225.00
Double (with private bath) $1,525.00 $1,775.00

CEs provided:

CEUs are available to Licensed Clinical Social Workers for an additional $25.

How do I register?

For more information and registration, contact: Katherine Crum kbc29@kbc29.com

or 518-789-9635.

Cancellation Policy:

If you need to cancel your enrollment in the workshop, please contact us as soon as possible. There is a cancellation fee of $250.00 if you cancel after July 1, 2018. There is no refund for cancellations received later.



Summary Table of L2B Outcome Research

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.

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.