Gina M. Biegel, MA, LMFT, is a psychotherapist who teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in multiple settings. She adapted the MBSR program typically for adults for a teen population, and created Stressed Teens. She conducts workshops and conferences on MBSR/MBSR-Teens with a variety of populations including professionals, teachers, parents, and teens in the US and internationally. She is the author of The Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens.
As the well-known columnist Ariana Huffington notes, “We take better care of our smartphones than we do ourselves.”
When you take care of yourself, you are saying to yourself that you matter. Engaging in self-care doesn’t mean you are selfish. You can’t care...