Mindfulness for YOU and Mindfulness for YOUTH

By learning2breathe (other events)

Sat, Jun 13 2015 9:00 AM Sun, Jun 14 2015 1:00 PM

This workshop is intended to introduce teachers and clinicians to Learning to BREATHE, a mindfulness program for adolescents. Specific techniques for presenting and teaching mindfulness to adolescents will be demonstrated. The workshop will also offer a broad introduction to the theory and research behind mindfulness-based interventions. Since those who teach mindfulness must experience mindfulness themselves, the workshop includes periods of mindfulness practice for participants. Some prior experience with mindfulness is helpful but is not a prerequisite for participation.

Objectives:   As a result of this interactive workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the research related to mindfulness-based treatments as it applies to   adolescent emotion regulation, adolescent stress, and emotional wellbeing.

  • Analyze the integration of mindfulness meditation with contemporary neuroscientific and clinical research, particularly as it applies to children and adolescents.

  • Utilize a research-based mindfulness program for adolescents called Learning to BREATHE (see

  • Demonstrate skills for presenting and teaching mindfulness to adolescents in school-based or clinical settings.

  • Practice mindfulness as applied to daily life through guided periods throughout the program.

  • Establish networking connections and resources for participants to draw upon in order to continue using mindfulness effectively in classrooms and other settings.

Dates and Times : Saturday, June 13 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm  

                                Sunday June 14- 9:00 am -1:00 pm

Location of Workshop:

Chestnut Hill College

Redmond Room, St. Joseph’s Hall

9601 Germantown Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19118-2693

(see directions below; please see for more travel information)


Saturday June 13

8:00-9:00 Registration

9:00 – 10:30: Opening Practice; Introduction to Mindfulness, Research and                                        Social  Emotional Learning

10:30- Break

10:45 – 12:00: Structure and Fundamentals of Learning to BREATHE; Theme B                                (Mindfulness of the body)

12:00- Lunch (provided on campus)

12:45 – 2:00: Theme R  (Mindfulness of reflections/thoughts)

2:00 – Break

2:15 – Them E (Mindfulness of emotions)

3:45-4:00 – Wrap Up Q & A                       

Sunday June 14

9:00 – 10:15: Opening Practice; Theme A (Mindful attention to body, thoughts, and feelings)

10:15- Break

10:30 – 11:30: Theme T (Tenderness; Mindful compassion)

11:30-12:00- Theme H  (Healthy Habits of Mind)

12:00-12:30 – Dyadic Practice

12:30– 1:00 Q & A; Concluding Practice

Facilitated by Trish Broderick, Ph.D. & Diane Reibel, Ph.D.

Trish Broderick, Ph.D. is a research associate at the Bennett-Pierce Prevention Research Center at Penn State and founder and former director of the Stress Reduction Center at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, certified school psychologist (K-12), certified school counselor (K-12) and a graduate of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction advanced practicum at the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS. She is a member of the Contemplation and Education Leadership Council of the Garrison Institute and an advisory board member for CASEL on the intersection of social and emotional learning and mindfulness in the schools. The fourth edition of her developmental psychology textbook, entitled The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals (Broderick & Blewitt), was published in 2014 by Merrill-Prentice Hall. She is the author of Learning to BREATHE: A mindfulness curriculum for adolescents which is being used and researched in many places across the country.

Diane Reibel, Ph.D. is the Director of the Mindfulness Institute at the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Jefferson Medical College.  She has been teaching mindfulness –based stress reduction (MBSR) for over 18 years to patients, healthcare professionals, medical and college students, and school teachers/administrators. Dr. Reibel is a certified MBSR teacher through the Center for Mindfulness at University of Mass Medical School. In addition to her passion for teaching mindfulness, she studies the physiologic effects and health outcomes of mindfulness training, and her research is published and widely cited in both scientific journals and the popular press.  Dr. Reibel is coauthor of the book Teaching Mindfulness: A Practical Guide for Clinicians and Educators.

Cost: $225.00 via Ticketleap only.  An additional charge of $15 will be required for processing continuing education credits. Registration includes box lunch on Saturday and beverages. Workshop materials will include selected handouts. A pdf handout of the Power Point slides will be sent to participants via email. The complete Learning to BREATHE program manual is not included in the cost of this workshop but may be purchased separately at the event or online from New Harbinger or Amazon.

Co-sponsors: Chestnut Hill College Psychology Department and CORA services.

Credits Offered:

NBCC:             9.0

Psychology credits:  9.0

SW, MFT & PC:  9.0 

Act 48 credits are not available for this workshop.

Continuing Education Credits:

CORA Services is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for Psychologists. CORA Services maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

The PA Board of Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors has approved the credit hours for this conference.

CORA Services is an NBCC-approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP-Provider #5802) and CORA Services may award NBCC-approved clock hours for events or programs that meet NBCC requirements. CORA Services maintains responsibility for the program and its content.

Certificates of attendance will be awarded to participants who attend the entire workshop and complete the evaluation form. Partial credits will not be awarded. Late arrival or early departure will preclude awarding of CE credits.

Intended Audience: This program will benefit Psychologists, Social Workers, Mental Health Counselors, Principals, Teachers, Graduate Students, and other Practitioners within mental health and education who provide direct services and/or consultation for adolescent and young adults populations.

Cancellation Policy:   Cancellations made LESS THAN 72 HOURS before the programs will NOT be refunded.

Chestnut Hill College

For over twenty years Chestnut Hill College has been providing graduate education in psychology. The college offers a masters degree in clinical and counseling psychology, an APA-accredited Psy.D. program in clinical psychology, and a variety of post-masters certificate programs. For more information, please contact Jayne Mashett at 215-248-7020 or

CORA Services

CORA is a multi-funded, community-based, non-profit agency, which offers professional services to children, youth and their families. Among the many services provided are: psychological and educational evaluations; speech and language services; individual, family, and group counseling; vocational and career counseling; remedial education; parent education; resource and referral assistance, job training and pre-employment skills. The service approach of CORA is based upon a belief in the value of the person, and apprizing of the individual’s unique potential for growth.

Directions to Chestnut Hill College:

From the PA Turnpike: Exit 333 (Norristown) Proceed 4 mi. E on Germantown Pike to college. The college entrance is on the left just past Northwestern Ave.

From Rt. 309: Exit at Flourtown. Make a right (from 309 S) or a left (from 309 N) onto Church Rd and a left at the first street (Mill Rd). Follow Mill Rd to Bethlehem Pk. Make a left onto Bethlehem Pk. At the second light (Wissahickon Ave) make a right. Follow Wissahickon Ave (which becomes Northwestern after one block) to Germantown Ave. Make a left onto Germantown Ave. Turn left at the first driveway onto Chestnut Hill College Campus.

From the Blue Route (476): Exit at Germantown Pk-East (exit 8). Turn right at end of exit ramp onto Germantown Pike and proceed 4 mi. to the College. The College entrance is on the left just past Northwestern Avenue.

From Wilmington/West Chester: Take Rt. 202 N to 76 E to Rt. 476 (Blue Route) and follow as above.