Mindfulness for Youths At-Risk Workshop

  • Duration of program

    12-18 weeks

  • Maximum Workshop Size

    12 pax

  • Weekly Engagement Session

    1.5 - 2 Hours

  • Target Group

    Youth-At-Risk age 13 to 25

Besides normative developmental transitions, youths might also face challenges relating to family life (finance, divorce, occupations), pressures of school, academic performance, peer and couple relationships amongst others. To make matters worse, research shows that at-risk youths have additional challenges of poor psychosocial outcomes, maladaptive behaviours and lowered academic performance.

It is therefore a critical period of their lives and interventions are required to help them to have insight and learn coping skills in order to reduce the possible onset of cognitive, emotional, behavioural and social problems that could potentially persist till their adulthood stages. Studies have shown that mindfulness based programmes have a positive impact in reducing stress and improvements in physical, emotional, cognitive and psychosocial wellbeing. Mindfulness interventions for youths at-risk found promising results in a wide range of settings including homeless  shelters, juvenile detention centres, outpatient clinics and schools. 

This 12-18 week workshop aims to help students develop self-awareness, self-management and social awareness, learn to reduce stress in their lives, understand the importance of wholesomeness, deal with problems at home, notice the triggers of violence and conflicts; and resolve conflicts mindfullly amongst others. 

Generic Benefits for Students 

  • supports “readiness to learn”
  • promotes academic performance
  • strengthens attention and Self-Self-Calming
  • reduces anxiety before testing
  • promotes self-reflection and self-calming
  • improves classroom participation by supporting impulse control
  • provides tools to reduce stress
  • enhances social and emotional learning (SEL)
  • fosters pro-social behaviours and healthy relationships
  • supports holistic wellbeing

Additional Benefits for Youths at-Risk 

  • a reduction in stress
  • reduction in rumination and intrusive thoughts
  • reduction in emotional arousal
  • changes in positive reframing
  • reduction of stress
  • improvement in wellbeing
  • reduction in depression and anxiety 

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