Mindfulness and Meditation for Adolescents

Practices and Programs

  • Betsy L. Wisner

About this book


This book describes mindfulness and meditation practices and programs for adolescents by situating the topic in a bio-psychosocial-cultural approach. Using this framework, the benefits of these practices and programs for adolescents— with an emphasis on evidence-based practices—are explored.  In addition to programs based on mindfulness, meditation programs using Transcendental Meditation, Herbert Benson’s Relaxation Response, and the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s group programs are discussed. The book is targeted toward educators, mental health professionals, researchers, and graduate students interested in the application, development, and study of mindfulness and meditation practices and programs for adolescents.


Adolescent Counseling Mindfulness Adolescent Psychology Mental Health Social Work Alternative Education Student Veterans

Authors and affiliations

  • Betsy L. Wisner
    • 1
  1. 1.Our Lady of the Lake University San AntonioUSA

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