Fall Mindfulness 101 for Teens

Sunday, 16 October 2016 4:00 PM - Sunday, 20 November 2016 5:15 PM PST

3903 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle , WA, 98105, United States

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We have a limited number of scholarships for mindfulness classes. Please email mindful@uw.edu for inquiries before registering.

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Sunday, 16 October 2016 4:00 PM - Sunday, 20 November 2016 5:15 PM PST

Center for Child and Family Well-Being, 3903 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle , WA, 98105, United States.


Mindfulness 101 for Teens

taught by Ann Hollar, M Ed


Course Description

Is your teen driven to distraction? Overwhelmed with keeping up socially on-line and off? Stressed about homework? Caught up in negative thinking? In this six week course we will touch on many aspects of mindfulness that will help your teen navigate these exciting and complex high school years. The course is intended for high school aged teenagers (14 -19 years old). Class size will range from 10-20 students.

Last year, 100% of teens who took the class at CCFW said they would recommend it to a friend. Mindfulness helped:

  • 100% of the class calm down when upset or stressed
  • 93% be better listeners
  • 79% make better decisions
  • 71% avoid fights or arguments

 After taking MIndfulness 101, teens said:

"I use at least one thing I learned in the mindfulness class every day, and it's been very helpful to keep my mind organized and keep myself centered. The breathing exercises help me relax in stressful situations."


"Mindfulness helps me focus and relax at the same time. The class was great since it was all high school students with the same pressures of homework, tests and friends. The lessons and meditation help me find calm and step back to see the bigger picture."


"I learned how to listen to others way better (friends, family, teachers). The breathing exercise also helps me fall asleep."


"Life can be overwhelming and this helps a lot."


"Mindfulness has helped me put more effort into trying to discern what is real vs. imagined."


"I was pretty upset going to class at school, and I used mindfulness walking to calm down."


"If I just focus on one thing at a time I am better off."


"Bad grade on a quiz - I acknowledged sadness but didn't let it hold me back. Missed a shot in soccer - moved past it and scored."


"Ann's class made learning about mediation not only relatable but also enjoyable. I looked forward to going to her class as well as employing her methods in circumstances that I normally would have been unsure of what to do in. Working with Ann was a pleasure, and I look forward to continuing the use of mediation in stressful and foreign circumstances. Thank you Ann!"


Pricing and Scholarships

$150 registration fee 

If you are interested in financial assistance, CCFW offers a limited number of scholarships per course. To apply for a scholarship, please review criteria and complete the application form at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/mindful/237140 Note: Scholarship applicants will be notified no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class (9/25/16). Applicants must wait to register for the course until a decision has been made in order to qualify. 

 If you are a UW Affiliate and have department approval to pay using a UW budget transfer, you may register for a 25% discount ($112.50). Please add your department budget number at check out. 


Cancellation Policy

If you cancel up to two weeks prior to the event (10/2/16), you will receive a full refund less a $5 processing fee. If you cancel within two weeks leading up to the event, you will receive a partial refund of 50% minus a $5 processing fee. Refunds cannot be granted on or after the day the class begins.



Pay it Forward - Support the Scholarship Fund

If you are able to pay more for the course, we encourage you to consider donating to the Mindfulness Outreach Fund which allows CCFW to offer 50% and 100% scholarships to community members to aid in the cost of registration fees for mindfulness courses. Scholarships are awarded to increase accessibility of mindfulness and compassion training for individuals who have limited resources to obtain such training and to those who work in communities experiencing adversity. To make a donation to the scholarship fund, please visit http://giving.uw.edu/mindfulness


Course Schedule

Sundays, 4:00pm-5:15pm, October 16 through November 20, 2016*

***Note: Class on November 20 will be from 5:30pm-6:45pm

Week 1 October 16: Brain, Body, Breath - Understanding the basics

Week 2 October 23: Home Sweet Home - Creating a sense of ease within ourselves

Week 3 October 30: Driven to Distraction - Learning how o focus attention

Week 4 November 6: Making Sense of your Senses - Slowing down and noticing

Week 5 November 13: Riding the Storm - Being with, not thrown, by strong emotions

Week 6 November 20: Giving Thanks - The power of gratitude and kindness


About the Instructor



Ann Hollar is a mindfulness instructor in Seattle. She has a M. Ed from the University of Washington, focusing her thesis on “Mindfulness in Education:  The Secular Intersection of Buddhism and Neuroscience.” She currently teaches mindfulness to students in both public and private elementary, middle and high schools. She has been trained in both the MindUp and Mindful Schools curricula and has recently completed Mindful Schools Year-Long Instructor Certification Program. Her personal integration of mindfulness is constantly being kept alive via interactions with her three tween and teenaged boys.

"Thank you for creating a safe, nurturing space for our children to establish their own practice of mindfulness and appreciation. Through your course, we saw a gentle shift as our kids practiced noticing their thoughts, focusing their attention, and expanding their capacity for gratitude. Having "homework" helped them naturally establish a practice that carried over long after your classes were complete. Thank you for laying the groundwork for a practice that can help them through the inevitable stress of adolescence and beyond."

"Our daughter loved learning ways to relax and de -stress from Ann. She creates a safe, compassionate community where our daughter found inner peace."  


"Students are experiencing higher levels of stress and Ann's class offers strategies and alternatives which allow them to feel less anxious, more balanced and more capable of managing the stress."



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Contact Information

Page Pless
Associate Director of Programs
Center for Child & Family Well-Being
Office: 206.221.8508
Email: mindful@uw.edu

University of Washington Center for Child & Family Well-being


The Center for Child and Family Well-being promotes positive development for children and families by translating research for practical application. We share knowledge through education, professional training and outreach to the community.

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