Youth Mindfulness Group- Nanaimo

Everyone experiences worries and anxiety. The key is to learn how to make sure these don’t get in the way of doing things you care about!

The YMCA Mindfulness Groups offer a free 7-week psychoeducational and support group for youth ages 18-30 who experience anxiety. Participants learn healthy coping skills, connect with other young people in the community, and get support all in a safe and friendly environment. Programming is supervised by trained mental health professionals.

The group provides a safe, supportive environment where you can meet others who have had similar experiences and includes:

  • Educational workshops about anxiety and other mental health related topics
  • Practicing evidence-based mindfulness techniques during workshops, a proven tool to help manage anxiety
  • An introduction to Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), an evidenced based therapy that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies
  • Take-home resources to help manage anxiety in between weekly meetings

If anxiety is impacting your life and preventing you from doing what you want or need to do, this group can help support you. Join us to learn mindfulness techniques, get helpful tools and resources, and meet other like-minded youth. 

The YMCA Teen Mindfulness Group is not a Mindfulness-Based Intervention such as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction or Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy.

Registration/Information

Attending an information session is mandatory prior to participating in the program. Register for an upcoming information session by emailing us (please include your contact information and birth date).

Information Sessions

Thursday April 11th and 25th at 6:00 - 8:00 pm 

Program Dates

Weekly on Thursdays May 2nd to June 13th, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

To learn more, or to register for an information session, contact the Mia at the Nanaimo Family Life Association.

Event Date
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Event Location

Nanaimo Family Association
1070 Townsite Road
Nanaimo, BC
V9S 1M6

To Register

Attending an information session is mandatory prior to participating in the program. Register for an upcoming information session by emailing us (please include your contact information and birth date).

Contact

m_maarika@nflabc.org
(250) 754-3331 ext.513
*If you are interested in bringing the Teen or Youth Mindfulness programs to your school or community we are looking for delivery partners across Vancouver Island. Please contact Fiona at mindfulness@vancouverisland.ca