Your teen years are a time of change, growth, and—all too often—psychological struggle. To make matters worse, you are often your own worst critic. The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens offers valuable tools based in mindfulness and self-compassion to help you overcome self-judgment and self-criticism, cultivate compassion toward yourself and others, and embrace who you really are.

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How to Help Teens Become More Self-Compassionate

Self-compassion may be key to supporting teen mental health. Dr. Karen Bluth shares lessons from her mindful self-compassion program. Read full article here.

Making Friends with Yourself in The New York Times

The promise of self-compassion for stressed out teens: Our curriculum was the first self-compassion program developed for adolescents. Read more.

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University of California - San Diego's mindfulness programs and research. See the website.

why Self Compassion works

For an introduction into mindful self compassion, see the website of pioneering self-compassion researcher Dr. Kristin Neff.  "With self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we'd give to a good friend." Site offers exercises and tips.