Making Friends with Yourself

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Making Friends with Yourself

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Making Friends with Yourself

Stress Management and Emotional Resilience for Teens

Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
8-week class for high school students - offered in partnership with Jefferson County YMCA
Mondays, April 15 to June 10 (No class on Memorial Day)
Chimacum – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Port Townsend - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m
Who: High school age youth of all gender identities

Chimacum - Chimacum Grange, 9572 Rhody Drive
Port Townsend - YMCA of Jefferson County, lower level, 1925 Blaine St., Mountain View Commons
$225 with sliding scale and scholarships; No teen turned away for financial reasons. Click here to apply for an additional scholarship.

Registration deadline: April 8

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Click play on this video to see “Making Friends with Yourself” in action and hear what teens say about their experience with the class.

Class Description

Adolescence is a time of change and growth. It is the period of life reserved for rebellion and self-discovery! But as the demands in life increase for teens, they often experience more stress. Teen years can include anxiety and other strong emotional ups and downs.

For many teens these challenges lead to feelings of disconnection or isolation at times. “Making Friends with Yourself” is designed to reduce stress, and increase the sense of feeling relaxed and in control. Through practices and exercises developed just for teens, you will have an opportunity to learn how to navigate the emotional ups and downs of life with greater ease. This class is open to high school age youth of all gender identities.

If you would like to experience less stress, then this course is worth checking out. In research studies this program demonstrated a significant decrease in stress, anxiety and negative mood. This curriculum was adapted from the adult Mindful Self-Compassion created by Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, and has been endorsed by Neff and Germer.

This class meets once a week for 8 weeks. We will skip Memorial Day. The same class will be offered in two locations:

  • Chimacum - Mondays 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Chimacum Grange - 9572 Rhody Drive

  • Port Townsend - Mondays 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Offered in partnership with YMCA of Jefferson County at the Y building lower level classroom, 1925 Blaine St., Mountain View Commons

For more information or questions, call Cynthia at 360-301-3487.