The 4th annual Heart-Mind conference is coming up fast. This year it will be held on October 21-22, 2016 at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey, British Columbia.
Hear compelling personal stories and learn from leading experts about the science behind this positive human quality, and how you can cultivate resilience in the children and youth you teach and care for at home, in school and in the community. Join us for two days of presentations, workshops, youth performances, reflect and connect breaks, and Big Conversation/Small Group sessions that will help promote your personal and professional growth.
Attend with a group! Get an automatic discount of nearly 10% off the individual registration rate when you register 4 or more people together!
Heart-Mind 2016 featured presenters:
For complete info on speakers and workshops, conference FAQs, program,
and to register, visit: dalailamacenter.org.
Check out the latest evidence-informed learning resources for parents and teachers at heartmindonline.org.
Here are 5 back-to-school resources to help you get into the swing of the new school year.
Lesson Plan: Create Group Safety
Safety is always a concern, whether it's in the playground, crossing the street, or in the classroom. This lesson plan will help build trust between classmates and get your students into the practice of caring for and looking out for one another.
Heart-Mind Conversations for Parent Advisory Councils
How can your PAC help your school become a Heart-Mind community? This resource provides guidance on how heartmindonline.org can help, including monthly focus exercises to keep you engaged throughout the year.
Creating a Family Screen-time Agreement the Heart-Mind Way
Getting kids to focus on school right after summer vacation is never easy, but establishing boundaries on screen time and being active in your kids' online lives can really help. Here are some practical tips.
10 Games to Boost Attention and Focus
Here are 10 games that younger kids love to play, and which have the added bonus of boosting their attention and focus while developing group skills and cognitive functions.
Download the Heart-Mind Well-Being Poster
Keeping Heart-Mind well-being at the forefront of your practice and in your students' minds helps reinforce positive behaviour. Download the colourful Heart-Mind Well-Being poster and put it up in your classroom or workspace as a constant reminder.
BOOK A HEART-MIND WELL-BEING WORKSHOP FOR YOUR SCHOOL OR ORGANIZATION
With the support of the United Way of the Lower Mainland, the DLC recently trained the first cohort of facilitators of our popular Heart-Mind Well-being Workshops.
The workshop is designed to promote the principles of Heart-Mind well-being, and provide strategies for integrating it into your family and/or work with children and youth. The workshops are aligned with British Columbia's revised K-9 curriculum, and are also an excellent professional development resource for front-line staff working with children and families in the community.
If you are in British Columbia and would like to book a Heart-Mind Well-Being Workshop for your community, school or organization, contact email@example.com.
HEART-MIND PARENTING PROJECT NEXT PHASE
Our Heart Mind Parenting project is about to enter its second stage of development. We’re well underway in developing resources and training sessions to guide early childhood staff, family service providers and parents on using the Heart-Mind framework in their daily work/life.
These resources will be focus tested with three organizations in Metro Vancouver over the coming months. Once the evaluations and revisions are completed, these resources and training will be available in the community and on heartmindonline.org. Our target for completing this project is Spring 2017.
We'd like to thank our program funders for their support of this project, including the Vancouver Foundation, Purdys, and the Clyde Hertzman Legacy Fund.
VANCOUVER CHILDREN FIRST PARENTING PROJECT
We’re excited to also be working with Vancouver Children First on the next phase of their Parenting Project that addresses a community-identified gap in resources to help service providers and parents promote Heart-Mind well-being in young children, from birth to 6 years old.
Together with 17 Vancouver-based organizations, this project provides practical opportunities to learn, practice and test evidence informed strategies and resources that promote parent’s and children’s abilities to foster the skills and abilities embedded within the 5 positive human qualities of Heart-Mind well-being.
A hands-on Toolkit, which is being developed for this project, will have a particular emphasis on the Secure and Calm quality, which can be considered fundamental to the development of the other 4 qualities. Resources and training developed though this project will be available in the community and on Heart-Mind Online.
We'd like to thank the United Way of the Lower Mainland and the Ministry of Children and Family Development for their support of this project.
REGISTER NOW FOR 2017 CHILDREN — HEART OF THE MATTER PRE-CONFERENCE HEART-MIND WELL-BEING WORKSHOP
In partnership with the WestCoast Childcare Resource Centre, the Dalai Lama Center will be presenting a full-day Heart-Mind Well-Being Workshop on Friday, February 17, 2017 in the Dogwood Room of the Sheraton Hotel in Surrey, British Columbia. This is a pre-conference workshop, but is open to the general public in addition to those who will be attending the conference. Registration and info at Children — Heart of the Matter.
Finally, we'd like to sincerely thank our sponsors for their financial support of Heart-Mind 2016: