Destressing, Self-Care and Mindfulness: A Teen Guide to a Happy, Healthy Life
—Written by Sean Potts, Family Coach
Modern teens hear all kinds of messages about how they should be…and what they should do:
Be a good student.
Don’t hang out with those kids.
Get off your screens.
Do your chores.
Why? Because…it’ll look good on a college application.
And on and on…
Modern teens sometimes feel like it’s impossible for them to do everything they’re supposed to do.
And the effects are scary:
Painful family relationships
Addiction (vaping, screens, food, drugs, etc.)
I remember the stress of trying to fit in when I went to San Ramon Valley High School. I wanted to feel special and I needed a place to connect with other teens who were struggling like I was…to slow down and learn some skills to survive the rough waters of teenage life.
4-Week Summer Class for Teens
Beginning on June 19th, I’ll be leading a 4-week class for teens on Destressing, Self-Care and Mindfulness.
In this class your teen will learn to:
– Identify stress mindfully and address its root causes.
– Create a ‘toolbox’ of self-care skills to defuse harmful behaviors.
– Learn how to express emotions in healthy ways.
– Have fun growing into a more mature young person.
The Stats: Why Your Teen Needs This Class
A study found that social and emotional learning (SEL) programs, which included mindfulness techniques, resulted in
– an 11% improvement in achievement tests,
– a 25% improvement in social and emotional skills,
– and a 10% decrease in classroom misbehaviour, anxiety and depression, compared with pupils who received no program.
Study by Joseph A. Durlak from Loyola University Chicago [Durlak et al (2011)]
Something magical happens when we practice destressing and being mindful of what is happening in the present moment. We start to recognize what’s healthy for us and what brings us more joy.
I believe teens are all gifted people in some way. And if they take the space they need to destress and be healthy, their gifts will grow and shine more and more.
Sign Your Teen Up Today!
Destressing, Self-Care and Mindfulness: A Teen-Guide to a Happy, Healthy Life
A four-week class to help teens learn some of the most important life skills.
Tuesdays: June 19th – July 10th
New Life Church (this class is not affiliated with any church or religion)
2501 Danville Blvd, Alamo, CA 94507
$200 for 4 weeks (spaces are limited)
For teens ages 14-19
Step 1: Print out Registration Forms Mindfulness Class Summer 2018
Step 2: Mail form and $200 check to:
Sean Donohue Family Coaching
7716 Olive Street, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
For questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Potts is a Family Coach with Sean Donohue Family Coaching who loves to help people communicate well and care for themselves and others.
A local guy, Sean was the ASB President of San Ramon Valley High School in Danville back in 1995. He has helped lead teens in youth groups, mindfulness classes, retreats, and service work trips to West Virginia, Idaho and beyond.
Sean Donohue Family Coaching