It’s totally normal for teens to feel as though their emotions are out of control. Whether anxiety, depression, stress, or anger is at the root of their issues, adolescents can become overwhelmed by their emotions and thoughts, and find it difficult to calm down, find balance, and regain control over their mind. A meditation therapy program can play a vital role in helping young people find the inner peace necessary for living a healthy and happy life.
If your teenager is struggling with keeping their emotions in check, our teen mental health treatment programs can help. Contact us online or call us 208.487.8260 today to learn about the treatment options available and which may be best suited for your child.
Teens and Emotions
Thanks to peer pressure, school violence, bullying, and social media, as well as the persistent presence of others using drugs and alcohol, many teens lead extremely stressful lives. Parents and concerned adults would do well to recognize the emotional and mental challenges teenagers today face on a daily basis. They deal with stress and struggles coming at them from all angles, all day, every day. We have found that our teen mindfulness therapy program can help quiet the noise and teach teens how to focus, be grateful, and live a healthier life free of distractions and stress.
Teenagers are, by and large, more impulsive than adults because they have not lived long enough to learn how to manage their emotions, process struggle and failures, and see the forest for the trees. A meditation therapy program can teach adolescents how to manage negative emotions, high-pressure situations, and their responsibilities in a healthy, effective way.
This is why mindfulness for teens is so important. A teen mindfulness therapy program in which young people practice mindfulness activities and anxiety exercises, can help adolescents stay grounded when everything around them and in the world at large appears to be spiraling out of their control.
The Importance of a Teen Mindfulness Therapy Program
Teens are inclined to focus on short term events and goals, and see the world in black-and-white terms. This means that their world is either ‘over’ because of a failure or an embarrassing situation or they are ‘crushing it’ with good grades and a viral TikTok video. The lack of middle ground means their emotions are rarely balanced, their mood is constantly in flux, and the chances they act impulsively in response to a peak or a valley is heightened.
For teens dealing with mental health conditions, the consequences of this lack of balance can be dire. That’s why a teen meditation therapy program is important. Meditation and mindfulness will not teach them to ignore their emotions, thoughts, feeling and problems but instead a meditation therapy program will, over time, give your teenager the skills to take a step back from what is happening in the present day, process the situations and thoughts, and then acting in an effective way with a healthy response to their emotional state.
Mindfulness teaches a teenager how to respond to situations thoughtfully instead of reacting impulsively. A meditation therapy program can be beneficial for teens who often face:
- Increased responsibilities from school and extracurricular activities
- Stress over college applications
- Lofty expectations from parents, teachers, and family members
- Emotional break-ups in romantic relationships and arguments with close friends
- Stressful social situations
- Symptoms of mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder
The practice of mindfulness exercises such as meditation will improve focus and concentration so teens can focus on homework and perform better on exams. Meditation can also help with self-esteem and memory, reduce high blood pressure and heart rate, and help balance the immune system.
The Benefits of Meditation and Mindfulness for Teens
Mindfulness helps teens be more present in their life. Through training, it can give adolescents more control over their reactions and thoughts. Additionally, our mindfulness and meditation therapy program can:
- Improve your teen’s working memory
- Improve focus and concentration
- Reduce ruminations on sad thoughts
- Lower stress and anxiety
- Improve health and emotional wellbeing
- Reduce the severity of depression
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If your teen is struggling with controlling their emotions, thoughts and anxiety about school, work, and relationships, our teen meditation therapy program may be one way to give them the tools they need to find balance and move forward into adulthood with a set of tools to better manage their daily life. Our Imagine Boise team is ready to help your teen get better. Call 208.487.8260 or contact us today.