Hear what youth have to say about mindfulness in this 3-minute video:
The beauty of mindfulness is that it can be practiced in many different ways, and can be done anytime, anywhere, no matter what you're doing. For those who have truly embraced mindfulness, it becomes more than just a part of a routine - it becomes a way of life.
Mindfulness is all about encouraging awareness of oneself in the present moment, without judgment, and with an attitude of kindness and curiosity. Examples of mindfulness practices include body scans, guided breathing meditations, and other simple exercises, which can help us to refocus on the present and calm our minds.
Practicing mindfulness can be beneficial for anyone - adults, youth, or children. It can improve our social and emotional well-being, and contributes to our ability to handle stress and difficult situations.
With the Breathr app, youth can begin to explore and experience practices of mindfulness and self-compassion.
Breathr provides opportunities for youth and young adults to try out a variety of mindfulness practices, from guided meditations to simple practices that can be used anywhere.
It also teaches interesting facts about the brain science behind those practices. For example, did you know that regularly practicing mindfulness can improve your relationships with others? Or that is has been shown to change parts of the brain that improve memory and reduce stress?
Our aim is to show youth that mindfulness can be fun, easy to try, and that it can have noticeable benefits for their overall health and well-being.
Please note: Mindfulness can be beneficial for people who have trauma related disorders. However, practicing mindfulness exercises may cause some people to re-experience traumatic memories. Guidance by a skilled mindfulness instructor is recommended.
*Please note that those with the newest iOS version may be experiencing technical difficulties accessing our Breathr app. We are aware of this issue and are in the process of revamping the app!
We apologize for the inconvenience.