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Our work makes people smile from the inside. Through the tools of meditation and mindfulness, teens connect more deeply with themselves and learn to navigate their thoughts and emotions, accessing inner resilience and self-confidence — and happiness.

It is a pleasure to share with you a few resources and some of the great things happening at iBme and in the mindfulness world. Read on ...

—The iBme Team
Join Sit & Share via Zoom or phone. Participate in meditation and discussion with other iBme alums, friends, and interested teens. Each week a guest facilitator brings to light a particular theme or question.
 
Next Sessions
Listen and practice. Discover the recordings in our library of Sit & Share sessions. You'll find things like Practicing Doing Nothing, Awareness and Technology, and Forgiveness.
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The second I set foot in the retreat, it felt like home. I knew that these were my people, their genuine hearts touched mine and suddenly I was no longer a locked box of secrets, but an open book.

Ollie, summer 2018 retreatant

Watch our new video.
Get certified to teach mindfulness to adolescents. Registrations are open for our year-long immersion training, beginning June 18, 2019 with a 5-day residential retreat in Charlton, Massachusetts.

Who is it for?
  • Public and Private School Educators
  • Higher Education Professionals
  • Adolescent Counselors & Social Workers
  • Health and Wellness Professionals
  • Experiential Educators
  • Professionals who work with young adults in any capacity
Early application deadline is December 31, 2018.
 
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Come Work for iBme!


iBme is hiring a new Director of Operations and Strategy.

This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual who wants to improve the future through supporting youth and has both a personal commitment to mindfulness and experience in business strategy and operations to join a high impact, mission-driven organization.
 
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Welcome to Heather Hernandez


Heather is iBme's new Registrar and Communications Coordinator, which means that she's your go-to person for everything related to registrations. She can be reached at heather@ibme.info.
Heather spent her childhood in the woods of Maine, going on to earn her BA in anthropology from Vassar College and Master of Social Work from Boston University. As a social worker and therapist specializing in the treatment of trauma within family systems, Heather has spent the past 15 years working with teens and their families in youth centers, residential treatment programs, outpatient clinics, and homeless shelters.

When not at work, Heather has the constant opportunity to practice mindfulness as she attempts to maintain some sort of order in her home with her husband, two kids, dog, cat and goldfish. She is thrilled to bring her clinical expertise and love for helping others to iBme.
Spreading the Word
Mindfulness opportunities from our partners
Melbourne, Australia
Making Friends with Yourself: Teacher Training
 Imagine if all teens learned self-compassion early on, so much unnecessary suffering would be prevented! Thank goodness this program is now available.  —Kristin Neff, PhD

Head down under March 1-7, 2019 to become a teacher of the research-based program Making Friends with Yourself A Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens & Young Adults.

You will train directly with the program's developer, Karen Bluth, author of The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens and Tina Gibson, certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and teacher trainer.
 
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Boston, Massachusetts
Youth Mindfulness Drop In

I cannot think of a better training for teens interested in learning the internal arts of listening deeply, managing strong emotions, and being authentic. In my 40 years in education, I’ve never seen a more well-organized curriculum or skillful faculty.
—John Braman, President, Braman Group International

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iBme is a 501c3 registered nonprofit that guides young adults in developing self-awareness, compassion, and ethical decision-making through in-depth mindfulness programs.