Mindful Self-Compassion December Pop-Up Classes for Teens

with Cheryl Blackington, M.Ed. 


Ages: 14 – 19
Dates: Tuesdays, December 4 – 18, 2018
Time: 6:45 – 7:45 pm
Cost: $25/session
Location: Plainfield Library on 5 Mile NE
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In advance of my 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion course for Teens, I’ve had many requests from parents for sooner classes. In response to these requests, I have created these pop-ups. Please feel free to email or call with questions!

Reasons Why Your Teen Might Want to Check Out These Classes:

They are Stressed and Need some Help NOW!

They Don’t have Time to Take all Eight Classes In February and March

They Want to Take these three Classes and then also the 8 week class in February

They Feel Depressed and or Anxious

They’d like to learn how to take better care of themselves

​They are just curious what this is all about!

Dates and Topics:

  • Week One: Working With Anxiety: Noticing Thoughts and Practicing Gratitude
    Tuesday December 4, 2018

    • Understanding the Brain
    • Using an Anchor Breath
    • Ruminating and Catastrophic Thinking
    • Practices to reduce Anxiety and Worry
    • Gratitude: Soaking in the Good
  • Week Two: Working with Freak Outs: Learning to Savor the Good
    ​Tuesday December 11, 2018

    • Noticing autopilot
    • Reacting vs. Responding
    • Thoughts are Just Thoughts
    • Slowing Down and Savoring the Good
    • Strengthening Positive Mind States
  • Week Three: Working with Strong Emotions
    Tuesday December 18, 2018

    • Noticing our Reactive Minds
    • Understanding Emotions are Normal
    • Learning What to Do with Our Emotions
    • Learning to Calm Oneself
    • Strengthening Kindness

No experience necessary! We hope you will join us for an inquiry into the present moment with kindness and curiosity.

Click Here to Register Online

Cheryl Blackington, M.Ed.
Mindfulness Instructor
Grand Rapids, MI