Presenters: Marguerite Roberts MS, NP is the Director of the Family Resource Center in Behavioral Health at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center in Salem , MA. Jefferson Prince, M.D. serves as the Director of Child Psychiatry at the MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center and is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) has been widely studied and scientifically demonstrated to enhance well-being in a variety of health conditions in adults. Recently, there is growing interest in and use of meditative based interventions in youth. This webinar provides an introduction to mindfulness and MBSR as adapted for youth. It will review typical physical sensations, emotions and thoughts reported by children to the physiology of stress responses and strategies for working with youth. It will explore mindfulness practices and supporting activities to guide youth in emotional regulation, promoting resilience, responding thoughtfully and making healthy decisions.
Attendees are encouraged to view the video "Room to Breathe" prior to attending the webinar.