It was my honor to join one of my mentors, Dr. Rick Hanson, on his Global Compassion Coalition podcast. If you didn’t get a chance to watch, please do. We spoke about all things teen and mindfulness related, including two practices, how to de-stress with breath and a movie theater visualization that helps us release the things that stress us out and focus on the things that bring us joy.

“Nurturing mindfulness in our youth is like planting seeds of resilience. Teen mental health education advocate and creator of the Wuf Shanti Children’s Wellness Foundation, Adam Avin joins Rick Hanson, Ph.D. for a practice about developing mindfulness for kids and teens.”

The Global Compassion Coalition is a collective movement striving to create a world where both people and nature are cared for and thrive. We aim to alleviate suffering and promote human flourishing by fostering compassionate thinking, feeling, and action. Join us in our mission to build a world based on compassion.

In the new book, Stress Less (released by Trigger Publishing and distributed by Consortium Book Sales & Distribution/Ingram), Adam walks you through the reasons why coping with emotions and stress in a healthy way is good for your body and mind. He will teach you what mindfulness is and how to develop a mindful mindset so that you can find balance and focus on the present, rather than worrying about the past or the future.

Adam also shares his favorite tried-and-tested ways to overcome difficult feelings. You will learn about affirmations, meditation, breathwork, and how to use journaling, all of which can help you feel less overwhelmed, anxious and depressed. Using these tools will help you to become calmer, happier and more content, and establish a solid mental health practice and toolkit to rely on for years to come.

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