SHOW NOTES – Interview with Dr. Karen Bluth
EPISODE 5, SERIES 1
Teaching Adolescents Self-Compassion with Dr. Karen Bluth
Karen Bluth, Ph.D. is faculty at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina Medical School and a Research Fellow in the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Dr Bluth is a certified instructor of Mindful Self-Compassion and co-creator of the curriculum Making Friends with Yourself: A Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens. She is also the author of The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are. Dr. Bluth’s research focuses on the roles that self-compassion and mindfulness play in promoting well-being in youth. A new line of her research centres on the role of self-compassion in caregiving. In addition, she is Associate Editor of the academic journal Mindfulness and co-editor of a special issue of the academic journal Self and Identity on self-compassion with Dr. Kristin Neff. As a mindfulness practitioner for 40 years, a mindfulness teacher, and a lifelong educator with 18 years of classroom experience, Dr. Bluth frequently gives talks, conducts workshops, and teaches classes in self-compassion and mindfulness in educational and community settings. In addition, she trains teachers in Making Friends with Yourself internationally.
- What self-compassion is.
- How can mindfulness and self-compassion tangibly benefit adolescents?
- Why does the research say we should be actively cultivating self-compassion in adolescents?
- What elements of the Making Friends with Yourself program lead to a boost in self-compassion?
- How do you introduce mindfulness and self-compassion practices to apprehensive adolescents?
- How does the compassionate friend exercise lead to profound benefits in students?
- How do students respond to mindfulness and self-compassion practices?
- Why are you more likely to work hard if you engage in self-compassion practices?
- About Karen Bluth, Ph.D.
- Making Friends with Yourself: A Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens
- The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness and Compassion Skills to Overcome Self-Criticism and Embrace Who You Are
- Dr. Kristin Neff
- Chris Germer
- Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)
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