Group of Teenagers
teens,

Given all the uncertainty and stress in your world,

NOW IS THE TIME TO CARE FOR YOU.

You as a teen are stressed.
And why wouldn't you be?

The teenage years are hard. From balancing your social life, school work, and extracurricular activities, to navigating the transition of becoming a young adult, it’s no wonder why 45% of high school students report feeling stressed all the time.1

In addition, you are faced with unique challenges that the adults in your life may not understand, such as increasingly competitive academic environments, the pressure of social media, and cyberbullying. Not to mention, dealing with the unknown aftermath of COVID-19 which caused more stress among teenagers than any other age group.

79% of Gen Z teens are under severe stress, mostly caused by uncertainty about the future. More than 2 in 5 teens say the level of stress in their life has increased over the past year.2

So much is changing within you and around you. While change is a normal part of life, it can feel overwhelming and potentially impact your mental and emotional wellbeing. If you feel this way, you’re not alone: 7 out of 10 U.S. teens say that anxiety and depression is a major problem among their peers.3

The good news is there are skills and tools you can learn to reduce stress, increase resilience, and thrive in the teenage years and beyond.

As a teen, so much is going on around you. But are you taking the time to focus on  yourself?

1Global News Wire, 2018
2APA, 2020
3Guide2Research.com, 2020

Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) for Teens was developed because we understand the teenage years are hard, but you deserve to enjoy them!

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What is MAPs for Teens?

A comprehensive and balanced approach to stress management for teens. Our online program is custom designed for the unique stressors and challenges faced by teens ages 12-17.

Our 7 engaging modules offer insights and tips across the fields of Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Self-Compassion to help manage stress and deal with the everyday pressures of being a teen. The bonus module on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) focuses on how to recognize and respect differences, and appreciate shared commonalities.

Have a larger group?

For schools, clubs, organizations, and larger groups (20+), Personalized Cohorts and Custom Retreats are available upon request.

What Will I Learn?
Module 1
 Introduction to
Mindfulness & Wellbeing

Meet your program co-hosts, get an introduction to the foundations of Mindfulness, and learn the importance of taking care of yourself and focusing on your wellbeing.

Module 2
Shifting Your
Perspective

Learn to calm your mind, focus your attention, and see things from a new perspective in order to reduce stress and feel more in control.

Module 3
Managing
stress

Explore the science of stress and understand our natural “Negativity Bias” as humans. Learn how to be present with feelings of discomfort and negative emotions in order to transform your experience with stressful situations.

Module 4
Building
Resilience

Identify your ingrained habits and patterns that may be standing in your way, as well as your unique Character Strengths that help you succeed. Understand how to navigate periods of transition in order to find growth and resilience.

Module 5
Compassion for
Yourself & Others

Discover what Self-Compassion truly is and the various practices you can use to cultivate deeper compassion for yourself and others.

Module 6
Learning to Become
Friends With Yourself

Build on the Self-Compassion skills you have already learned in order to be kinder to yourself in difficult moments and explore the possibility of being your own friend.

Module 7
Communication
& Connection

Use Mindfulness tools to communicate more clearly and strengthen your connection with others. Learn useful strategies to manage social anxiety and communication phrases to help you respond to triggers in a more skillful way.

Meet your PROGRAM CO-HOSTS & EXPERT GUIDES


Karen is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She co-created the curriculum Making Friends with Yourself: A Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens and wrote the The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens. She has been a mindfulness practitioner for almost 40 years and has 18 years of classroom experience.
Karen Bluth, Ph.D.
Program Co-Host
and Multi-Program Contributor

Valerie transformed her high-pressure, twenty-year career as a lawyer-lobbyist, representing educational institutions and nonprofits, to human-scale work with leaders and teams to foster trustworthy, compassionate, and authentic connections.  She is an accredited leadership coach, international retreat leader, writer, and Chief Mindfulness Officer of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC, specializing in application and integration of mindfulness and leadership, and is a Co-Director of Georgetown’s Institute for Transformational Leadership.
Valerie Brown, JD, MA, PCC
Multi-Program Contributor
Kailen Krame is Co-Founder and President of Mindful Awareness Practices, LLC and has been passionate about spreading the transformative practice of mindfulness since discovering it at the age of 16. She is a lecturer and published author of “Put It In Perspective: A Teen’s Guide to Sanity” (AuthorHouse, 2014), a book offering mindfulness and stress-management tools for teenagers and young-adults. Kailen holds a Master's in Clinical Psychology with a Concentration in Spirituality and Mind Body Practices from Teachers College, Columbia University and has completed an advanced certificate in Cooperation and Conflict Resolution.
Kailen Krame
Co-Founder, President
& Multi-Program Contributor
Cory is a former monk, mindfulness advisor for the Dr. Oz show, and bestselling author. He has taught Mindful Leadership at Columbia University, is an instructor of Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and for the last ten years has offered mindfulness workshops and retreats around the world. Named by Dr. Oz as one of the nation’s leading experts on mindfulness, his meditations have been heard more than 10 million times in over 100 countries. Cory is the host of the top ranked podcast, Practicing Human, host of the mindfulness app and platform, Mindfulness.com, and author of the bestselling book, Stop Missing Your Life: How to Be Deeply Present in an Un-Present World.
Cory Muscara, MAPP
Program Co-Host
and Multi-Program Contributor

"This program really helped to shift my perspective and focus on everything that is RIGHT in my life instead of what I thought I was missing."

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