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Mindfulness & Education Conference

Bringing Mindfulness Practice to Children Grades K–12

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July 25, 2014 – July 27, 2014
Location:
Rhinebeck, NY
Course:
SM14-3302-879
Teacher:
Jack Kornfield, Amishi Jha, Linda Lantieri, Daniel Rechtschaffen... See More
SM14-3302-879Jack Kornfield, Amishi Jha, Linda Lantieri, Daniel Rechtschaffen, Ali Smith, Atman Smith, Andres Gonzalez, Jennifer Cohen Harper, Chris Cullen,
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Description

The practices of contemplative education, Social and 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–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, 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

The Mindfulness & Education Conference is suitable for educators, school administrators, family therapists, and parents. Click here for more information and the complete schedule.

Supported in part by :


an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation

 

Continuing Education
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Scholarships are available. Teachers are subject to change.

Schedule
FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.Workshop
 
SATURDAY
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–4:00 p.m.Workshop
4:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m.Workshop
 
SUNDAY
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty

Teachers
Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield, PhD, trained as a Buddhist monk in Thailand, India, and Burma. One of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West, he is author of many books, which have sold more than 1 million copies. They include The Wise Heart, A Path With Heart, and After the Ecstasy, the Laundry. jackkornfield.com

Amishi Jha, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology and the director of Contemplative Neuroscience, Mindfulness Research & Practice Initiative at the University of Miami. Her research focuses on the brain bases of attention, working memory, and mindfulness-based training. amishi.com

Linda Lantieri

Linda Lantieri, PhD, author of Building Emotional Intelligence, has 40 years of experience in education as a former teacher, administrator, and faculty member at Hunter College in New York City. innerresilience-tidescenter.org

Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, LMFT, is author of The Way of Mindful Education and founding director of the Mindful Education Institute, a yearlong Mindfulness in Education Teacher Training program. He also organizes the annual Mindfulness in Education conference at Omega and has helped create curriculum for organizations such as Mindfulness Without Borders, Mindful Schools, and the Mindful Mothering Project. mindfuleducation.com

Ali Smith

The Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez. The three met at college then moved back to the West Baltimore neighborhood where the Smith brothers grew up, and where they have since offered yoga and mindfulness programs to nearly 5,000 young people and 1,000 adults. hlfinc.org

Atman Smith

The Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman Smith and Andres Gonzalez. The three met at college then moved back to the West Baltimore neighborhood where the Smith brothers grew up, and where they have since offered yoga and mindfulness programs to nearly 5,000 young people and 1,000 adults. hlfinc.org

Andres Gonzalez

Andres Gonzalez, MBA, is cofounder and chief financial officer for the Holistic Life Foundation, Inc. A yoga instructor and coauthor of a high school physical education curriculum based on yoga principles, he has been practicing and teaching yoga for the past 10 years to diverse populations at Baltimore public schools, drug treatment centers, wellness centers, and colleges. hlfinc.org

Jennifer Cohen Harper

Jennifer Cohen Harper, MA, is a leading voice in the children’s yoga community, dedicated to making yoga and mindfulness practices accessible to all children. She is a certified yoga instructor, a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, and a founding member of the Yoga Service Council. littlefloweryoga.com

Chris Cullen, MA, cofounder and creative director of the Mindfulness in Schools Project, was head of pastoral care at Hampton School in London. Cullen also teaches mindfulness at Kid’s Company and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. mindfulnessinschools.org

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