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The work we do at iBme is magic. We get to see teens turn into their most natural and beautiful colors right in front of our eyes. The recipe? Mindfulness practices and principles and a welcoming, loving, and respectful community.

The world needs the work we do. Teens need the work we do. The statistics included in this email come from the Yoga Digest article featured below. This is why we do the work we do: because real kids face real challenges. And mindfulness can help.

Registration is open for our New Year's Teen Retreats in Massachusetts and Virginia, it's an amazing way to ring in 2020!

—The iBme Team
44% of American college students report
having symptoms of depression.
Yoga Digest Features iBme

In this interview, Yoga Digest asked iBme Executive Director Jessica Morey about what keeps her inspired, the challenges iBme faces, and her vision for the future.
Read on >>
According to a study surveying high school and college students from 1938 to 2007, anxiety and depression were six times more common in 2007 than during the Great Depression.
New from Our Blog
STRESS, ANXIETY, PRESSURE: Responding to the Teen Mental-Health Crisis

Today’s young people face ever-increasing stress, anxiety, and pressure. With the digital world creating a fractured, image-based field that vies for so much of our attention, it is harder than ever for teens to navigate their inner worlds and social relationships.
How do we respond, as adults, educators, parents, mindfulness practitioners, people who care? How do we create systemic solutions?

iBme intern Owen sat down with Mark Waxman and Doug Worthen from the Mindfulness Directors Initiative (MDI) to find out about this new program. 
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What Is Mindfulness for Teens?

Sometimes it helps to go back to basics: basic questions, basic practices, and a basic understandings of things.

Listen to iBme Executive Director Jessica Morey explain how the simple tool of mindfulness can help teens develop better coping skills for stress and open up possibilities for less anxiety and increased joy.
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Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for young people 15 to 24. The suicide rate of 15 to 24 year olds has tripled since 1960.
Spreading the Word
The Mindful Teen: A Mindful Schools Workshop
Promoting Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning
This 90-minute workshop is designed to give educators access to experts, take a deeper dive into leading-edge topics in Mindfulness in Education, and provide high-impact learning and practice experiences.
Online October 13
10:00am-11:30am Pacific Time

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Hear firsthand from leading neuroscience researchers, mindfulness experts and dedicated educators (including iBme Executive Director Jessica Morey!) in this free online event.

DAY 1: Calm
DAY 2: Attention
DAY 3: Resilience
DAY 4: Compassion
DAY 5: Cultural Transformation

Learn mindfulness. Embody the practice. Teach the next generation.
I'm in! >>
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Teens spend an average of 9 hours a day online,
up from just under 8 hours in 2010.
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