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A Mindful Start: Mindfulness Skills for Teens

  • Gathered and Grounded 533 West Howard Avenue Decatur, GA, 30030 United States (map)

A Mindful Start: Mindfulness Skills for Teens

ages 12+

At this taster session participants will experience an introductory framework of mindfulness and compassion. This half day workshop aims for participants to learn skills to reduce stress and build resiliency for a healthier and happy school year.

Students need to navigate their social and emotional worlds, as well as their ethical intelligence and decision making. The research based and effective tools taught in this workshop hope to empower students and helps foster their overall health and well-being.

Registration Details:

Date: Sunday, July 28th

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Place: Gathered and Grounded 533 Howard Ave. Decatur, GA

Lunch will be provided

Cost: $65

Ages: 12+

**Early Registration is encouraged

**Limited spots available

What this workshop is:

Attention Training

Compassion Science

Pragmatic Skills to Drop into in a Moment of Stress



Connection to Self and Others

What This Workshop isn’t:



Hippie Non-Sense



Meet the instructors:

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Jennifer Finch, LPC, NCC, CBCT® is a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice at Atlanta Center for Wellness. She founded Be Here Now Mindfulness, LLC in 2012, and has been teaching kids, teens and adults meditation and mindfulness. She is an avid researcher of neuroscience and trauma and has been meditating since the late 1990s.

Penny Clements, Senior Instructor, is a CBCT® practitioner and certified instructor. Her background includes twenty years of work with non-profit institutions and service on the board of several community organizations. Over the past several years, Clements has led yoga, mindfulness, and meditation classes in the Atlanta area. Her work with CBCT® includes facilitating classes for educators, healthcare workers, college students, parents of young children, and assisting with the CBCT®teacher certification program.


Katherine Bandrowski, MSc. is a CBCT® practitioner and certified instructor. She has been a humanities teacher at Woodward Academy for over 14 years and has been an advocate in piloting the SEE Learning Curriculum for Middle School with The Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion Based Ethics. Bandrowski has taught both nationally and abroad and has brought numerous programs to teens introducing them to the benefits of mindfulness and emotional resiliency through interactive games, discussions and reflective practices. She is also a .b certified instructor through the Mindfulness in Schools project and a long time practitioner of Iyengar yoga.