Learning To BREATHE
a research-based mindfulness program for adolescents
Body ~ Reflections ~ Emotions ~ Attention ~ Tenderness ~ Habits ~ Empowerment
How Mindfulness Can Help Teachers And Students Manage Challenging Situations
The book is structured to present, chapter by chapter, important aspects related to mindfulness and discuss their relevance to secondary school classrooms. Since mindfulness is for students and teachers alike, many of the examples used throughout refer to both youth and adults. Chapter 2 summarizes how our stress system operates and how we react to stressors in our lives. It makes a case for why we would want to practice mindfulness ourselves and teach it to adolescents. Chapters 3 through 7 describe features of mindful attention and offer ways to introduce, utilize and practice these competencies. Each chapter includes two vignettes that illustrate how the main themes of the chapter apply to actual teachers and classrooms. The final sections of each chapter contain reflection questions, one or two formal practices related to chapter content, and a set of main points to take away. Chapters 2 through 6 also include boxes entitled “Moving from Theory to Practice” that present practical tips about choosing programs, teacher training, ethical obligations and whole-school implementation. These sections offer key points that teachers might wish to consider as they evaluate the possibility of introducing mindfulness to their students and their schools in a systematic way. Finally, a way to increase the positive emotion of gratitude is offered as the concluding practice at the end of the book.
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Comprehensive L2B Training Workshop
Manhattan, 61 Gramercy Park North
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Foundation Workshop, July 18- $195
Intensive Training, July 19 and 20- $390
Scholarships Available (contact K. Crum)
Katherine Crum, email@example.com or 518-789-9635 for questions and enrollment.
A program of Access Mindfulness, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, accessmindfulness.org and Katherine Crum, MBSR, LLC
Learning To BREATHE
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.”
A newly published report by Lauren Shomaker and colleagues enitiled One-Year Follow-Up of a Randomized Controlled Trial Piloting a Mindfulness-Based Group Intervention for Adolescent Insulin Resistance was published in Frontiers in Psychology in May, 2019. To our...
A newly updated list of publications has been added to the Research section of the website. Some full-text articles are included there, but you may contact L2B for a copy that is not available online. Broderick, P.C. & Metz, S. (2009). Learning to BREATHE: A pilot...
A hands-on comprehensive 3-day training in Learning to BREATHE will be led by Dr. Patricia Broderick in Manhattan. DATES: March 19-21, 2019 LOCATION: Manhattan, 61 Gramercy Park North TIME: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day SCHOLARSHIPS: Some scholarships are available:...
Science Proves L2B Is Effective
L2B improves emotional states and life situations
Self-efficacy; Emotion regulation
Credibility of mindfulness program compared to current curriculum
Life Satisfaction, Sleep Quality
Self-Esteem, ER, attention; Acceptable
CBT and L2B -both acceptable
Emotional clarity and improved regulation of negative emotions; student-teachers controlled impulsive behavior and responded more flexibly to stressful emotions
Tiredness, aches and pains
Perceived stress; Somatic symptoms
Parent-reported behavior problems; Student-reported internalizing problems, emotion suppression); 3 month follow-up
Anxiety, Depression, Lower Alcohol Peak, Fewer alcohol consequences
L2B –greater reductions in insulin resistance at posttest and 6 mo follow-up compared to CBT
Shielded from increases in depression
Ready to Make a Change?
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.