As you know, I’m a major advocate of practicing mindfulness on a daily basis. So I’m thrilled to see our country’s education system is getting on board, introducing social and emotional learning, and mindfulness in the classroom.
According to numerous studies, mindfulness reduces anxiety, depression, stress, anger and attention deficit issues in children, while also improving their overall health and wellbeing. Omega recently announced that doctors Dan Siegel and Linda Lantieri, and Marriage and Family Therapist Daniel Rechtschaffen will present the latest research at their Mindfulness & Education Conference, July 31–August 2, 2015 in Rhinebeck, New York.
“Children in grades K–12 can easily learn these techniques that become lifelong tools supporting awareness, empathy, and resilience; skills that make a difference inside and outside the classroom,” says Carla Goldstein, chief external affairs officer at Omega.
The Mindfulness & Education Conference will not only be beneficial for educational professionals, but also parents. The conference covers programs and practices that encourage social and emotional learning, how to cultivate resilience, opportunities to incorporate mindfulness programs in schools, and the latest research on mindfulness and education.
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