Learning To BREATHE
a research-based mindfulness program for adolescents
Body ~ Reflections ~ Emotions ~ Attention ~ Tenderness ~ Habits ~ Empowerment
Students who participated in Learning to BREATHE small-group mindfulness interventions experienced self-reported decreased stress, anxiety, withdrawal, and depressive symptoms.
The book integrates themes of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, into a program that is shorter, accessible to youth, and compatible with school curricula. This manual is designed to be used by teachers for universal (Tier 1) prevention but can also be used by any mental health provider to improve emotion regulation, executive functions, and stress reduction through the power of mindfulness. L2B has been successfully used with adolescents, young adults and with teachers themselves. This easy-to-use 2nd edition includes teacher notes, trauma-informed adaptations, highlighted transitions between activities, and icons to identify parts of the lessons. Detailed outlines for 6, 12 and 18 session implementations, supplementary workbooks and other materials are included.
L2B has been designated by CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning) as an official SEL Supportive Program (2021). The complete Learning to BREATHE curriculum is available from New Harbinger Publications and Amazon. The program is also available in Chinese from Big Apple Publishers.
Praise for Learning to BREATHE, 2nd Edition
What People Are Saying
“Learning to Breathe is truly a gem that fills a critical gap in social and emotional learning programs for adolescents. With a deep commitment to helping young people navigate the social and emotional challenges of this developmental period, Broderick has artfully crafted an outstanding mindfulness-based program supported by rigorous research. The program is unique among its peers. Rather than functioning as an 'add-on' that places extra burdens on teachers, it has been successfully integrated into existing curricula and meets standards in the areas of science and health. This program is a proven method for promoting well-being and resilience among young people.”
UCBerkeley's Greater Good Science Center has selected "Mindfulness in the Secondary Classroom" as one of their favorite books in education for 2019. Please see the list and read more about the selections at:...
Please check out the updated trainer's page to learn about the new certified trainers for L2B. Welcome to this group of dedicated teachers!
Fuller Graduate School of Psychology and the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) are partnering with Alhambra Unified School District (AUSD) Gateway to Success this year to offer the 8-week Learning to Breathe (L2B) mindfulness curriculum to approximately 520...