Heart-Mind 2013: Helping Children Thrive

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - Saturday, May 11, 2013

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

 
 
 
Heart-Mind 2013 brings together some of the leading minds in child development and contemplative practice - from scientific researchers to practitioners - to address the Dalai Lama's question, "How can we educate the hearts of children?"
 

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The theme of this year's conference is Mindfulness and its role in helping children thrive physically, socially and emotionally.  It is for all those who care for and about children - parents, educators, mental health workers, healthcare professionals, out-of-school-care providers, yoga instructors, recreation leaders, academics, thought leaders and many others. 
 
The conference provides a wonderful opportunity to network with like-minded people who are committed to integrating mindfulness into the lives of children.
 
Please join us as we explore the growing body of knowledge from evidence-based practice and scientific research that indicates how mindfulness helps children thrive.
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way,
on purpose, in the present moment non-judgmentally.

- Jon Kabat-Zinn
Scientific studies show that practicing mindfulness enhances students' concentration and attention, as well as their ability to make decisions and control impulses.  Mindfulness helps children get ready to learn, and it can lead to physical and mental well-being.  
 
We can cultivate mindfulness in children - and the adults in their lives - so we can all be mindful wherever we are.
 
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