Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for thousands of years as a way to reduce suffering and cultivate inner peace. Research shows that mindfulness also enhances learning and attention. There is growing interest in the possibility that this ancient meditative practice can support education and learning for both children and adults. Many educational institutions, including UCLA, Stanford, UCSF, and PENN have embraced mindfulness as an educational intervention by introducing it into their curricula and conducting research in the field. This three-day event will explore the uses of mindfulness in education.
Dr. Siegel, clinical psychiatrist, researcher, writer, and award-winning educator, will speak about the reflective skills of mindsight and the role their cultivation plays in activating brain circuits that underlie resilience, well-being, empathy, and compassion.