Heart-Mind Challenge


Add your efforts to BC’s Heart-Mind Momentum!

You are interested and committed to making the world a better place for children. You soak up new knowledge and new ideas and want to be a part of a world that supports children and youth to be caring, confident and capable. Building on the challenge His Holiness the Dalai Lama set for British Columbia in 2009, join us as we collectively focus our intention on educating the hearts of children.

Research about the social and emotional development of children solidly states that the qualities that make up Heart-Mind Well-being can be deliberately fostered in families, in schools and in communities. Heart-Mind Well-being refers to the balance between educating the mind and educating the heart. While there is a great focus in our society on academic achievement, research has demonstrated the positive impacts of social and emotional learning and, in fact, that heart and mind learning are interconnected. Not only are social and emotional skills critical to being a successful student, citizen and worker, brain science shows us that many of society's problems (substance misuse, crime, violence, bullying) are actually prevented as we increase social and emotional capacity and foster Heart-Mind Well-being!

Embrace a regular dose of Heart-Mind Well-being and inspire Heart-Mind Well-being in the children in your life!

Every week for five weeks, we will release a new Heart-Mind Challenge into your inbox. Each week is dedicated to one of the five positive human qualities that make up Heart-Mind Well-being. Equipped with background information on each Heart-Mind quality and a do-able list of activities – you choose your action to promote this quality both in yourself and with the children in your life (your classroom, your home, your neighbourhood – you choose!). 

Starting May 20th, we challenge you, your family and your colleagues - the people who care - to intentionally choose to educate the hearts of children!















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