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Mindfulness means “paying attention in a particular way:
in the present moment,
and without judgment” (Jon Kabat-Zinn).
Much of our stress, pain, and suffering comes from being pulled away from the present moment. We are distracted with regrets about the past, worries about the future, and judgments about the present. Mindfulness training can help to improve our health and ways of coping. Up to now, most mindfulness programs have been for adults. Now, BC Children's Hospital is developing a program for adolescents with chronic health conditions and/or depression.
Check out our new mindfulness video and mindfulness resources below.
Mindfulness: Youth Voices
This video shows youth and young adults discussing their experiences using mindfulness. They talk about how mindfulness has benefited different parts of their lives. The video also has examples of youth practicing mindfulness, and insights from a health professional and mindfulness teacher.
Mindfulness Audio Recordings
Drs. Dzung Vo and Jake Locke from BC Children's Hospital have recorded some of the mindfulness meditations that they have been using with their mindfulness groups. You can download these recordings and listen to them from your computer or mobile device. Access the recordings here.
Additional Mindfulness Resources
A mindfulness‐based social‐emotional learning program being used in Vancouver‐area schools.