The practices of mindfulness, contemplative education, and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) are now being widely explored in schools throughout the United States and other countries. Extensive research has shown that mindfulness practices and SEL decreases stress, attention deficit issues, depression, anxiety, and hostility in children, while benefitting health, well-being, and social relationships.
Research also shows that SEL supports an 11% rise in student academic scores while mindfulness-based education has been shown to foster the inner skills of attention, compassion, impulse-control, and executive functioning. Now many SEL and mindfulness programs are utilizing the strengths of both modalities to create integrative approaches to support healthy students, teachers, and schools.
In this conference we convene seminal leaders in the fields of mindfulness in education and Social-Emotional Learning. We learn the ways mindfulness and SEL can strengthen inner resilience, which in turn can help create more peaceful and equitable schools. We also explore how these tools can help us teach students with diverse backgrounds, learning styles, and abilities. When taught together, mindfulness and SEL have the potential to transform our education systems and our world.
Through inspiring keynote lectures, question-and-answer sessions, group exercises, breakout workshops, and instruction in practical application, we explore:
- Connecting mindfulness and SEL
- Restorative justice
- The science supporting mindfulness and SEL
- Supporting healthy and thriving school climates
- School-based social inclusion
- Indigenous perspectives on mindfulness and education
- Ways of integrating mindfulness and SEL in school systems
Scholarships: The application deadline for this program has passed.
Please note that there is a special schedule for this course:
|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|
|8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m.||Workshop|
|8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.||Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)|
|2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|8:00 p.m.–9:15 p.m.||Evening Event|
|Noon–1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Meet the Teachers
Marc Brackett, PhD, is director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence an ...
Jennifer Buffett is president and cochair of the NoVo Foundation, a phil ...
Daniel Goleman, PhD, brought the concept of emotional intelligence to a globa ...
Andres Gonzalez, MBA, is cofounder and chief financial officer for the Holist ...
Linda Lantieri, MA, author of Building Emotional Intelligence, has 40 y ...
David A. Levine is a teacher, author, and musician who has been working with sch ...
Tala Manassah, deputy director of the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Res ...
Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therap ...
Timothy P. Shriver, PhD, is a social leader, educator, author, film producer, an ...
The Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman ...
The Holistic Life Foundation was founded in 2001 by brothers Ali Smith and Atman Smith ...
Michael Yellow Bird, PhD, is a citizen of the Three Affiliated Tribes (Mandan, ...
Tuition & Fees
We are no longer taking online registrations for this workshop.
Mindfulness & Education Conference
|Tier Name||Tier Price|
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Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund. Some programs may have special cancellation policies; see individual workshop descriptions.
For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
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Certificate of Attendance $ 25.00
WESPSB - Educators (Washington State Professional Educator Standards Board) $ 50