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Mindfulness & Education Conference: Bringing Mindfulness Practices & Social-Emotional Learning to Children Grades K-12

Mindfulness & Education Conference: Bringing Mindfulness Practices & Social-Emotional Learning to Children Grades K-12
at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck, NY
July 12-14, 2019

This conference convenes seminal leaders in the fields of mindfulness in education and Social-Emotional Learning. Learn the ways mindfulness and SEL can strengthen inner resilience, which in turn can help create more peaceful and equitable schools. You’ll also explore how these tools can help 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.


What You’ll Learn…

Through inspiring keynote lectures, question-and-answer sessions, group exercises, breakout workshops, a panel with school administrators and principals, and instruction in practical application, you’ll 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


Our Venue: 

Nestled in New York’s Hudson River Valley, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, has 40 years helped people and organizations integrate personal growth and social change, moving beyond ‘the way it is’ toward ‘the way it can be’.

Register now. Space is limited.

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Where: Harvard Graduate School of Education, Boston, MA

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