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Learning to Breathe: A Summer Mindfulness Experience for Adolescents, 12-14 years old (online via Zoom) Return to listing


Learning to Breathe: A Summer Mindfulness Experience for Adolescents 12-14 years old, online via Zoom, with Kate Murphy, MA & Aviva Scully, MSW, LCSW, MSPH

Hosted by the Mindfulness Center at the UNC Program on Integrative Medicine

Mindfulness is the practice of becoming aware of one's present-moment experience with compassion and openessopenness as a basis for wise action. This curriculum is intended to strengthen attention and emotion regulation, cultivate wholesome emotions like gratitude and compassion, expand the repertoire of stress management skills, and help participants integrate mindfulness into daily life.

What are the program goals?

  • To provide universal, developmentally appropriate mindfulness instruction that fosters mental health and wellness.
  • To enhance emotion awareness and emotion management skills and to foster wholesome emotional balance.
  • To strengthen attention.
  • To expand the repertoire of skills for stress management.
  • To help students integrate mindfulness into everyday life.

Based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR or MSPM) and tailored to adolescents, the empirically based curriculum for this course, entitled Learning to BREATHE, was developed by mindfulness expert/clinical psychologist Dr. Patricia Broderick and has been endorsed by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

Research in mindfulness indicates that this program may help students improve focus, enhance self-confidence, and provide a basis for developing positive coping and time-management skills.

“These skills can help teenagers navigate effectively through a time in life that can be confusing, filled with uncertainties, and exceedingly stressful. These life-skills form the basis for building successful relationships, beginning with oneself." Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR, from forward of Learning to BREATHE.

Three consecutive day sessions, online via Zoom

Class Dates: Friday, June 26 through Sunday, June 28, 2020

Instructor: Kate Murphy, MA & Aviva Scully, MSW, LCSW, MSPH

Time: 1-2:30 P.M.


Both Checks, Credit Card, and UNC Employee Payroll Deduction will be accepted.

Please send Checks to:

Mindfulness Course

Program on Integrative Medicine

CB# 7200, UNC School of Medicine Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7200

Checks can be made out to PMR/Medical Fund, & on Memo line, write "Mindfulness"

Please click on this link to complete the UNC Employee Payroll Deduction form. UNC Payroll Deduction is available to University of North Carolina Employees

Refund Policy

  • Before start of 1st class, full refund minus $75.00 handling fee
  • After 1st class, no refunds

After registration, you will receive a Zoom link and instructions

NOTE: If you have any of the following issues listed below that would present additional challenges in taking this class, please call 919-966-8586 to speak with an instructor prior to registering for this course.

  • Hospitalization within the last 6 months for any psychiatric reason
  • Medically unstable situation
  • Problem with alcohol or drug abuse
  • Anger management issues that could potentially be disruptive to the group
  • Suicidal fantasies 

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  Location: Online via Zoom
  Date: Friday, June 26, 2020 - Sunday, June 28, 2020
  Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  Sponsor: UNC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - Program on Integrative Medicine
  Presenters: Kate Murphy, MA
Aviva Scully, MSW, LCSW, MSPH
  Price: $225.00
  Pay Methods:  Check  Credit Card
  Payment Notes: *UNC Affiliates are University and UNC Healthcare faculty, staff, students, volunteers, and active GAA members CHECKS: make payable to: PMR/Medical Fund, & on Memo line, write "Mindfulness" Send Checks to: Mindfulness Course Program on Integrative Medicine CB# 7200, UNC School of Medicine Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7200 **see event description for refund information
  For more information, contact the event administrator: Kelly Eason

UNC - Chapel Hill