Description & Price
Tuition: $375/$300/$225. This workshop is eligible for Tiered Pricing. See below for details.
The practices of contemplative education, social/emotional learning, and mindfulness are being widely explored in schools throughout the United States. Research continues to show that mindfulness practice decreases stress, attention deficit issues, depression, anxiety, and hostility in children, while also benefiting their health, well-being, social relations, and academic performance.
Numerous field studies in mindfulness and education show that teaching this practice to youth is profoundly beneficial for the development of children in grades K through 12. Children can easily learn these techniques and, when learned young, they become lifelong tools supporting awareness, empathy, and resilience.
In this Mindfulness & Education Conference, Omega brings together influential leaders in the fields of mindfulness and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), including psychologists, educators, administrators, and teachers.
Through inspiring keynote lectures, question-and-answer sessions, group exercises, breakout workshops, a panel discussion with school administrators, and instruction in practical application, we explore:
- Challenges and opportunities of implementing new mindfulness programs in schools
- Practices and programs that support Social and Emotional Learning
- Mindfulness and the cultivation of resilience
- Mindfulness practice with at-risk youth
- The latest findings of interpersonal neurobiology regarding mindfulness and education
Breakout workshops for the Mindfulness & Education Conference include:
- “Mindfulness and Mind-Wandering Research With Children and Youth” with Lama Dawa Tarchin Phillips
- “The Lineage Project: Using Mindfulness and SEL With Incarcerated and At-Risk Populations” with Leslie Booker
- “Empathy as an Antidote to Bullying” with Jyoti Subramanian
- “Mindfulness Lessons in the Classroom” with Daniel Rechtschaffen
The Mindfulness & Education Conference is suitable for educators, school administrators, family therapists, and parents.
Scholarships are available. Teachers are subject to change. Major support for this program is provided by 1440 Foundation, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.
At Omega, we believe that the benefits of a holistic education should be available to everyone. We also recognize that what is affordable for some will not be for all. We are now offering Tiered Pricing* on select programs to help meet the varying financial needs of our community.
On programs where Tiered Pricing is available, select the price that is appropriate for you. This program works on an honor system. Keep in mind that the highest price reflects the cost of the workshop and allows Omega to sustain itself, whereas the lower prices cover only a portion of those costs.
Tier 1: $375 (Register as you normally would for this pricing.)
This is the true cost of your workshop. Choosing this price helps Omega continue to retain world-class teachers and sustain classroom facilities.
Tier 2: $300 (Enter TIER 2 in the Promotional Code Box when you register.)
This is our partially subsidized price for those with temporary or minor financial need.
Tier 3: $225 (Enter TIER 3 in the Promotional Code Box when you register.)
This is our heavily subsidized price for those in need of deeper financial assistance.
*Tiered Pricing is subject to change and cannot be combined with other discounts. Scholarships are also available.
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