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

July 21-23, 2017

Please check back in winter for more detailed information and list of faculty.

The fields of mindfulness, Social and Emotional Learning, and equity in education are being widely explored in schools for teachers and students. Research shows that mindfulness practice decreases stress, attention deficit issues, depression, anxiety, and hostility, while also benefiting health, well-being, social relations, and academic performance. Beyond helping students and teachers to be more calm and happy, we explore the vision of mindfulness helping us to wake up from systemic injustice and work together toward a more equitable world.

Many schools and districts that incorporate mindfulness have discovered profound benefits for their teachers, students, and communities. It has been shown that this work can be especially effective for communities that struggle with underfunded schools and infrastructure as well as high stress and trauma. In this conference we bring special attention to teaching mindfulness with diversity, trauma, and social equity in mind.

In this gathering, Omega brings together influential leaders in the fields of mindfulness, Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), and equity in education, including psychologists, educators, administrators, and teachers. Through inspiring keynote lectures, question-and-answer sessions, group exercises, breakout workshops, panel discussions, and instruction in practical application, we explore:

  • How self-awareness can effect positive social change
  • Teaching mindfulness through music, games, and other engaging ways
  • Challenges and opportunities of implementing mindfulness programs in school systems
  • How to teach mindfulness with diversity and equity in mind
  • How to teach trauma-sensitive mindfulness practices
  • The latest findings of neuroscience regarding mindfulness and education

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

 

Please check back in winter for more detailed information and list of faculty.