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Posted by Mikaela Hudson on 2020-04-01 12:05

I never imagined that, at two years old, I would be teaching my daughter the word “staycation.” Sure, it may be a euphemism for what is really going on – hunkering down, laying low, social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine, lockdown – but at least it’s a friendly term. Whatever you call it, it’s our reality, and that of countless families over the world. For the time being, we are doing all we can to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities by staycationing at home. more

Posted by Adrienne Gornall on 2020-01-09 17:35

Join us in Ringing in the New Year by integrating the practice of Sound Healing into your life! Traditionally used in Buddhist meditation, Tibetan singing bowls are known to have healing properties, stilling your mind while encouraging deep rest and relaxation. Sound Healing facilitates mindfulness, and elevates Theta and Alpha brainwaves, which are associated with relaxation and concentration (respectively). Practices such as mindfulness, breathwork, and meditation that can be incorporated with Sound Healing activate the parasympathetic nervous system, which is associated with our “rest and digest” mode, and relaxed social engagement. more

Posted by Fiona Douglas-C... on 2019-12-05 16:40

I went to a fascinating event recently, hosted by SFU Public Square & SFU Alumni. It was called Rethinking Philanthropy, and the event description asked some intriguing questions, including: “Is it time for a new model of philanthropy to meet our rapidly changing world with its increasingly complex problems?”The topic of social justice philanthropy was discussed, which is in part the concept of addressing society’s problems systemically and collaboratively as opposed to adding to the “band-aid” solutions downstream. more

Posted by Adrienne Gornall on 2019-09-04 13:12

For our upcoming conference, Heart-Mind 2019: The Art + Science of Calm, we are thrilled to share that event moderator Maria LeRose will host a Digital Detox Panel with developmental psychologist, digital researcher, and UBC professor Dr. Jennifer Shapka. Before the conference we will challenge four people with diverse backgrounds and digital lifestyles to abstain from social media for two weeks and to journal  about their experiences. During the panel, they will share their stories with conference participants with Maria moderating the discussion, and Dr. Shapka offering her scientific perspective.  more

Posted by Gemma Holland on 2019-05-28 21:30

Join us for Heart-Mind 2019: The Art & Science of Calm!Tickets for this one day conference are $239 (plus tax and fees; includes breakfast and lunch). To buy tickets and to find out more information about the conference and our wonderful speakers click here.   more

Posted by isabelle Groc on 2018-02-14 14:20

We are very excited to welcome Catherine Bell at Heart-Mind 2018. Catherine will be part of a special panel moderated by Maria LeRose on well-being at work. Before we get to see her in Langley on February 23, Catherine shares a few thoughts on what it means to awakening well-being in organisations. more

Posted by isabelle Groc on 2018-02-08 07:29

Making well-being a priority can be a challenge for educators, yet it is critical and makes a positive difference in the well-being and happiness of children and youth. Chris Wejr, the principal of James Hill Elementary School in Langley, shares his journey of finding well-being at work and at home. more

Posted by isabelle Groc on 2018-01-05 11:58

We are excited to welcome Dr. Patricia Jennings, M.Ed., Ph.D. to our upcoming Heart-Mind 2018 conference. Dr. Jennings is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of social and emotional learning and mindfulness in education, with a specific emphasis on teacher stress and how it impacts the social and emotional context of the classroom. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2016-11-07 12:55

Heart-Mind 2016: Cultivating Resilience took place October 21-22 at the Bell Centre for Performing Arts in Surrey, British Columbia. As a conference dedicated to helping the adults who teach and care for children, this year was focussed on one of the key positive human qualities that promotes Heart-Mind well-being: resilience. Over the two days, over 650 attendees from all over the BC and from as far away as Brazil and the Netherlands - the largest audience to ever attend a Heart-Mind conference - participated in keynote presentations, workshops, musical performances, Connect and Reflect breaks, and mindfulness activities. more

Posted by Dalai Lama Center on 2016-09-19 11:34

Eli Puterman is a health psychologist and assistant professor at the University of British Columbia in the School of Kinesiology. He has advanced an innovative model of resiliency that suggests that physical activity and other healthy behaviours can mitigate the negative biological impacts of life course adversities. He has published extensively on how stress can affect us and the benefits of living an active life — and demonstrates how this can help us to be more resilient.What first inspired you to focus your research on the topic of resilience? more