Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Youth to Manage the Pressures and Stressors of Life

2 CE Credit Live Interactive Webinar Saturday July 17th, 2021
9-11 am Pacific Time/12-2 pm Eastern Time
Presenter: Gina Biegel, PhD

2 CE credit hours. For those unable to attend, CE credits (though not Live) will be available by viewing the recording and completing the posttest and evaluation.


The effects of stress on teens’ health and well-being today are increasing at alarming rates. 1 in 5 youth, ages 13-18 years of age have, or will have, a serious mental illness.  Stress does not discriminate. Stress is affecting ALL youths regardless of race, sex or class!  More and more young adults are socially isolating, engaging in negative coping behaviors, scheduled 24/7, feeling burned out, anxious and stressed, and consumed by social media.

In this training, you will learn evidence‐based protocols, specifically designed for adolescents, that combine mindfulness and principals of positive neuroplasticity.  You will be provided practical tools that utilize a three-prong approach to mindful well-being—1. self-care, 2. taking in the good, and 3. resourcing internal sources to manage life’s challenges.  Techniques introduced are intended for adolescents either unwilling, or unlikely, to spend 30 minutes a day engaged in a practice and are simpler to weave into daily activities.

For those unable to attend, CE credits (though not live) will be available by viewing the recording and taking the post-test and evaluation.

Target audience: This course is appropriate for all mental health professionals.

Content level: Introductory/Intermediate


Gina M. Biegel, LMFT, is a psychotherapist, researcher, speaker, and author in the San Francisco Bay Area who specializes in mindfulness-based work with adolescents. She is founder of Stressed Teens, which has been offering mindfulness-based stress reduction for teens (MBSR-T) to adolescents, families, schools, professionals, and the community since 2004. She created MBSR-T to help teens in a large HMO’s outpatient department of child and adolescent psychiatry whose physical and psychological symptoms were not responding satisfactorily to a multitude of other evidence-based practices.

She is an expert and pioneer of bringing mindfulness-based approaches to youth. She is the author of the The self-harm workbook for teens: Mindfulness skills to help teens overcome cutting and self-harming behaviors, thoughts, and feelings; Be Mindful & Stress Less: 50 Ways to Deal with Your (Crazy) Life; Mindfulness for Student Athletes: A Workbook to Help Teens Reduce Stress and Enhance Performance; The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress (first and second edition); and Be Mindful: A Card Deck for Teens. She also has a mindfulness practice audio CD, Mindfulness for Teens: Mindfulness Practices to Reduce Stress and Promote Well-Being to complement the MBSR-T program. She provides worldwide multiday trainings and intensive ten-week online trainings and works with teens and families individually and in groups. Her work has been featured on the Today Show, CNN, Psychology Today, Reuters, the New York Times, and Tricycle to name a few. For more information, visit her website, www.stressedteens.com.


Learning objectives 

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to

  • discuss recent advances in neuroscience and positive neuroplasticity that youths can use to harness skills needed for better mental health.
  • help clients become more skillful in managing emotional distress.
  • utilize resources to help youth engage in four levels of self-care.
  • explore ways to work with youths so they can more effectively use positive experiences to support emotional safety, and a sense of connection.

Course outline 

Principles and Foundations of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T) Program

Key Interventions to Improve Emotion Regulation, Self-Care, Positive Coping Skills, and Metacognition

Take in the Good and skills to Engage in Neuroplasticity & Positive Neuroplasticity

Course interaction & system requirements 

This live webinar is fully interactive. Attendees may ask and answer questions throughout the presentation and participate in instructor-led polls.

Registration for the webinar will be through Zoom.  On the day of the webinar, you will log-in using the link provided by Zoom.  Log-in will be available ten minutes before the start.  To be eligible for Live CE credits, you must be logged in the entire time.  Entry to the webinar will be closed 5 minutes after the scheduled start time.

System requirements: 

This webinar will be hosted through Zoom.  Upon registration, participants will be provided a link that they can use to access live from any desktop, laptop, tablet, or smart device.   If you are unfamiliar with Zoom, we recommend you allow yourself 10-15 minutes before the event begins to assure you are able to successfully log in.   If you have any difficulties or questions, contact aviva@zurinstitute.com

Fee  $49.00

Course completion & CE info 

Course completion requirements: At the end of the webinar, you will be provided a link that allows you to register for the “course” where you will take a post webinar test, complete an evaluation and download your CE certificate.

That link will also be emailed within an hour after the webinar is over. For those wanting to review the webinar, a recording will be included as part of the “course” the day following the webinar.  For Live CE credit hours, you will have 30 days following the end of the webinar to login to your account at Zur Institute to complete the post webinar test and evaluation.

If you pay and either miss part of the webinar or are unable to attend: Don’t worry. You can still obtain CE credits (though not live) by viewing the recording and taking the post-test and evaluation You will receive an email notification when the recording is ready for viewing no later than 5 days after the webinar is over.

Our Live Webinars are live and include ample opportunity to interact with the presenters. They qualify as in-person continuing education in most states.  Each state sets its own requirements for licensure, including continuing education requirements, to maintain licensure. Questions about CE requirements for state licensure should be directed to your state board.

For psychologists outside of New York State, CE hours are designated as home study.  For all other professionals, Live CE certificates will be provided

CE credits for all other professions including New York licensed psychologists, will be provided by Zur Institute.

Zur Institute has been approved to provide Live CE credits by the following boards.

Social Workers: Zur Institute, provider #1113, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Zur Institute maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 06/1/2018 – 06/01/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval.

Zur Institute has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6036. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Zur Institute is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

New York Psychologists: Zur Institute is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0029.

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Zur Institute maintains responsibility for this course.


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