The practices of mindfulness, contemplative education, and Social and 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 decrease 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, a panel with school administrators and principals, 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 system
This conference includes an evening discussion featuring Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei. Teachers are subject to change.
Please note that there will be a special schedule for this course. The tentative schedule is below and is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty. The final schedule will be available upon arrival.
|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.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.||Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|Noon–1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure 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
Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, is a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher internationally known for his ...
Linda Lantieri, MA, Fulbright Scholar, keynote speaker, and internationally known expert in socia ...
Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is author of The Wa ...
Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW, is a clinical instructor at the University of California at San Francis ...
Meena Srinivasan is an educator, writer, and innovator who has been teaching and leading with an ...
Susan Kaiser Greenland is an internationally recognized leader in teaching mindfulness and m ...
Lisa Flook completed her PhD in clinical psychology at UCLA and is a scientist at the Center ...
David Treleaven, PhD, is an educator, writer, and somatic therapist applying transformative pract ...
Vance Benton has served in the public school system for 15 years and is currently the principal o ...
Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei is an author, activist, and master trainer that has been bridgin ...
Tuition & Fees
Mindfulness & Education Conference
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Tier 1 Donor-Supported
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