Discovering Your Inner Strength

Videos – Mindful Teens

Mindfulness: Youth Voices (2:58)

Youth sharing about how mindfulness helps them to handle stress and live life more fully. From the Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia.



Mindfulness for Teens at McMaster Children’s Hospital (2:12)

Dr. Vo worked with his adolescent medicine colleagues at McMaster Children’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, to help to develop a MARS-A (Mindful Awareness and Resilience Skills for Adolescents) program at McMaster for adolescents with chronic illness and chronic stress.



Mindfulness for Urban Youth (15:54)

Inspiring stories of youth overcoming tremendous adversity with the help of mindfulness. From the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, in partnership with Larkin Street Youth Services, San Francisco, California.



Release (5:39)

“When you listen to your heart and you hear the sound, it really calms you down and you feel loose and free.” – A mindful teen, in this awesome five-minute video by Wavecrest Films, with middle school students discovering the power of mindfulness to handle the stress and pressure of growing up!



Teen Expedition Promo Reel (4:05)

Mindful teens on retreat in beautiful British Columbia, from Enso Society for Contemplative Engagement.


Let’s Get Street Smart, Ep. 5: Yoga & Mindfulness (3:33)

Featuring Forest Fein, who teaches mindfulness for homeless youth at Larkin Street Youth Services and UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.



Mindfulness for Teens at UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness (4:45)

Hear from the course faculty, and from the teens themselves. From the UCSD Stress Reduction Program for Teens & Pre-Teens.



Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) (2:55)

Life-changing experiences from teens on mindfulness retreats, from iBme.



Learning to Breathe: A Mindfulness Curriculum (8:46)

A research-based mindfulness curriculum and book for adolescents, by Trish Broderick.



Just Breathe (3:41)

OK, this one isn’t about teens — it features younger children. But, how awesome is it that five-year-olds can breathe deeply to handle their anger? From Wavecrest Films.


Lesson 1: Mindfulness Basics (3:36)
Reflections on mindfulness and meditation from musicians, artists, athletes, and Jon Kabat-Zinn. From Mindfulness Without Borders.