Change Through Compassion Teen Workshop

February 25, 2023 - April 15, 2023
Event Details
Start: February 25, 2023 at 11:00 am
End: April 15, 2023 at 12:30 pm
Virtual Workshop - Zoom


Ages: 14 -18

Change Through Compassion Teen Workshop engages teens in developmentally appropriate activities and carefully crafted practices and meditations, which provide them with the opportunity to learn how to navigate the emotional ups and downs of life with greater ease. Backed by research, findings indicate increases in emotional well-being and greater resilience after taking the course. The 8-session course meets for 1.5 hours weekly.

In order to create a supportive environment for the teens in this class, participants are asked to keep their video cameras on as well as have a parent/guardian be available in person for the teen if necessary. Participants are asked to have art supplies such as colored pencils or crayons available to them during the class. 

Core principles and practices of this program enable teens to:

  • Respond to the challenges of these critical years with kindness and self-compassion
  • Identify their own suffering so they can learn to give themselves what they truly need
  • Know they are not alone in their suffering
  • Encourage an open-minded acceptance of the struggles they are facing
  • Feel supported and accepted in an emotionally safe, connecting, and guided learning environment with peers


Information Session: Saturday, February 4th, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
You are invited to attend an information session at no cost! Parents/guardians and teens can join to learn about the Change Through Compassion framework and get a sense of what the workshop might be like.
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Class Sessions: Saturday, February 25th – Saturday, April 15th, no class Saturday, April 8th
Sessions take place on Saturdays 11:00 am-12:30 pm via zoom
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The cost of this workshop is $90 for 8 sessions.

This class is capped at a maximum of 10 teens. Register today to save your spot!

Meet The Instructor

All CTC courses at Samaritan are taught by Lesley Huff, a licensed psychologist, certified teacher in mindful self-compassion, and a consultation group leader for the Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy Certificate Program. She received her training through the Center for Mindful Self Compassion and UCSD Center for Mindfulness.

Lesley practiced mindfulness personally for many years before beginning the Change Through Compassion series at Samaritan in 2013. As a certified mindfulness teacher, she has trained with Christopher Germer, Ph.D., and Kristin Neff, Ph.D. Additionally, Lesley co-led an intensive workshop with Kristin Neff in 2016.

If you have questions about the class, Contact Lesley Huff, a licensed psychologist and instructor of Change Through Compassion, at or 717-560-9969, extension 259.


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