Learning To BREATHE
a research-based mindfulness program for adolescents
Body ~ Reflections ~ Emotions ~ Attention ~ Tenderness ~ Habits ~ Empowerment
Mindfulness includes qualities of mind and heart, and it provides a strong foundation for other social and emotional skills.
Mindfulness is making inroads into classrooms, as teachers seek ways to center and focus their own attention as well as that of their distracted students. Trish Broderick describes the particular relevance of mindfulness to the teaching of adolescent students, including its potential to alleviate stress, foster motivation, engagement, and compassion—and ultimately, to improve both learning and social relationships. Her book is a guide to applying mindfulness to day-to-day classroom challenges; every chapter contains authentic vignettes of secondary teachers and students, brief practices to try, and a set of takeaway points and reflection questions. This short book can be a helpful choice for teachers’ book clubs to help them develop their own mindfulness skills.
Published as part of Norton’s SEL Series.
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.”
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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...
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...
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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.