LIVE ONLINE Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens

LIVE ONLINE Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens

Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens is an empirically-supported program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion in teens. Adolescence, a time of tremendous change and growth, is often fraught with confusion, anxiety, or depression. The course teaches core principles and practices that enable young people to respond to the challenges of these critical years with kindness and compassion.

In this program, teens engage in developmentally appropriate activities and carefully crafted practices and meditations, which provide them with the opportunity to learn to navigate the emotional ups and downs of life with greater ease. Backed by research, findings indicate increases in emotional well-being and greater resilience.

Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens is rooted in the three key components of self-compassion: common humanity, balanced awareness, and self-kindness. These elements serve to open the hearts of teens to their own suffering, so they can recognize they are not alone, encourage an open-minded acceptance of the struggle they are facing, and learn to give themselves what they truly need.

Please direct any questions to Jessica Drew de Paz, Director of Mindfulness Services, at

*15% discount for UCI employees, UCI students and Well-Being Circle

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

Registration Deadline:



Wednesdays, Apr. 7 - May 1 | 6:00 - 7:30 PM & Saturdays, Apr. 10 - May 1 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


Deidre Hughes, MA, MS

Deidre Hughes specializes in leading adolescents and young adults to integrate mindfulness and self-compassion practices into their daily lives. She is a Trained Teacher of Making Friends with Yourself: Mindful Self-Compassion for Adolescents and Young Adults (MFY) and a Teacher-in-Training for Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). She is a Trained Teacher of Project Wayfinder , a program launched at Stanford University’s, which guides participants through contemplative practices and activities that foster a mindset founded upon meaning and purpose. Deidre has certifications from the International Mindfulness Teachers Association and Mindful Schools . She holds a tenured position at Fullerton College where she coordinates the college’s mindfulness program and teaches mindfulness courses.

LIVE ONLINE Mindful Self-Compassion for Teens

Start Date



8 Sessions


Deidre Hughes, MA, MS


Online Zoom Classroom


$390 Registration Fee
$340 (ends 03/05/21) Early Registration Fee

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