Mindfulness in Education Teacher Training | Omega
July 2015
Daniel Rechtschaffen

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Mindfulness in Education Teacher Training

July 26, 2015 – July 31, 2015
Rhinebeck, NY
Daniel Rechtschaffen

We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.

Research shows that mindfulness practices can decrease stress, anxiety, and depression in children, while improving emotional regulation, ability to focus, and social relations—all proven contributors to academic achievement. With mindfulness, social and emotional learning, empathy training, and other awareness-based practices, educators around the world are helping youth to cultivate insight, compassion, and attention. When learned at a young age, these skills have the capacity to transform lives, families, and societies.

Led by Daniel Rechtschaffen, author of The Way of Mindful Education, this 5-day Mindfulness in Education Teacher Training helps us gain the skills and confidence to bring the many benefits of mindfulness to children in grades K–12. Educators, counselors, parents, and child-care providers have the opportunity to deepen their own mindfulness practice, explore mindfulness-based curricula, and discover practical tools to incorporate mindfulness practices into daily life and work.

Throughout the week, we explore curriculum models and examine how these teachings apply to children of different ages and populations, including children with special needs. Together, we explore practices of mindfulness, heartfulness, social emotional learning, movement, and nature awareness. We also examine the current research and look at how schools and organizations are already successfully integrating these transformative practices.

Participants can expect to return from this week trained in The Way of Mindful Education Curriculum knowing how to integrate the practices into life and work.

Continuing Education
  • WESPSB - Educators +$50
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.-7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

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

Daniel Rechtschaffen

Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is author of The Way of Mindful Education and The Mindful Education Workbook. Organizer of the annual Mindfulness in Education conference at the Omega Institute. he leads mindfulness trainings and helps develop curricula for schools and organizations around the world. He also teaches mindfulness to high-school basketball and baseball teams. mindfuleducation.com