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Mindfulness & Education Conference
Bringing Mindfulness Practice to Children Grades K–12

July 31–August 2
Course 3502-375

Tiered Pricing Options—Friend: $470 Tier 1: $395 Tier 2: $320 Tier 3: $245

Continuing Education Credits are available. Scholarships are available (see below).

The practices of contemplative education, Social and Emotional Learning, and mindfulness are being widely explored in schools throughout the United States. Research shows 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 studies in mindfulness and education show that teaching this practice to youth is profoundly beneficial for the development of children in grades K–12. Children can easily learn these techniques and, when learned young, they become lifelong tools supporting awareness, empathy, and resilience.

In this conference, Omega brings together influential leaders in the fields of mindfulness and Social and Emotional Learning, 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

This conference is suitable for educators, school administrators, family therapists, and parents.

Featuring

Dan Siegel, Linda Lantieri, Daniel Rechtschaffen, Meena Srinivasan, JG Larochette, Elizabeth Lesser, JusTme, Nimrod Sheinman, Daniela Labra, Jessica Morey, and Bidyut “B.K.” Bose

Scholarships Available
Partial and full scholarships are available for teachers, educators, and school administrators to participate in the Mindfulness & Education Conference in order to cultivate their own mindfulness practice for stress relief, presence, and emotional balance, and learn how to apply these skills in a classroom setting. All applications are reviewed following the close of the application period. If you have questions about the scholarship or a pending application, please call 845.266.4444, ext. 180. Learn more or apply now. Deadline: May 15, 2015

Supported in part by:


an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation