The breakthrough book Learning to Breathe presents a research-based curriculum for teachers and clinicians who are seeking ways to help improve behavior and bolster academic performance in adolescents. Drawing on a combination of mindfulness-based therapies, the brief interventions outlined in the book have a strong theoretical basis in both education and psychology, and are proven effective when it comes to dealing with adolescent students who act out in the
Patricia Broderick is a research associate at the Pennsylvania State Prevention Research Center and founder of the Stress Reduction Center at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, a certified school psychologist and counselor for grades K-12, and she is a graduate of the mindfulness-based stress reduction advanced practicum at the Center for Mindfulness at UMASS. In addition, she is the author of The Life Span: Human Development for Helping Professionals, a textbook for graduate-level students and mental health professionals.