Learning to BREATHE (Mindfulness Program for Youth)

Learning to Breathe: Bringing Mindfulness to Youth

An evidence-based program to help youth combat stress

What is mindfulness and how can it help me?

Mindfulness is noticing. You notice what your mind is doing and how your body feels.  

When you notice what is happening within and around you, you can focus more deeply.  Improved focus can help you in all areas of your life: in sports, school and relationships.

Mindfulness can also help you deal with tough emotions and help you calm down when you are angry, frustrated or sad.  

Learning to Breathe (L2B)  is an evidence-based program that teaches mindfulness to young learners from 10 years old up to young adults. L2B can be taught in a classroom setting, youth group setting or virtually in 6, 12, or 18 sessions.

Goals of the L2B Program

  • Help you manage your emotions
  • Reduce mental stress
  • Strengthen attention
  • Integrate mindfulness in your life
  • Provide opportunities to practice these skills in a group

For questions, contact Luisa Gerasimo at luisa.gerasimo@wisc.edu or 715-232-1636

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