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The New Science of Well-being: Recent Discoveries for Promoting Human FlourishingWhat does it mean to flourish and thrive in the 21st century? What does recent science have to say about the recipe and the key ingredients for promoting our own well-being? In this interactive session  Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl and Maria LeRose explore several of the key psychological, social, and biological factors that relate to well-being in both children. Kim discusses the recent research on how human connection and positive human qualities, such as empathy, compassion, forgiveness, trust, and gratitude can be cultivated through intentional everyday experiences, and how these experiences influence our health and well-being. more

From Individual Reconciliation to Global ReconciliationChastity is a mixed-heritage woman of First Nations and European descent. She shares parts of her story of embodying both the colonizer and the colonized and her continued journey for individual reconciliation - an essential part to attaining well-being. Chastity's story inspires reconciliation in individuals, organizations, government, and communities. more

Caregivers: Cultivating Well-being with Mindfulness and CompassionDr Jennings - internationally recognized leader in the field of mindfulness in education - shares current research that shows that mindful awareness and compassion practices promote the cognitive and emotional strengths we need to build and maintain resilience. She also presents simple, easy to use mindfulness, compassion and emotion skills proven to enhance well-being. more

Resilient Well-Being: Growing an Unshakable Core of Inner Strength, Love, and PeaceWhen facing life’s challenges, we benefit from inner resources such as compassion, grit, and gratitude. This presentation focuses on using positive neuroplasticity to turn passing experiences into durable inner strengths hardwired into the nervous system. Through this process we are better able to meet the next moment feeling centered in calm, contentment, and caring – allowing for greater lasting well-being in a changing world. more

For any adult who supports the development of youth – parents, other caregivers, teachers, coaches and mentors – learning the science behind the mind’s capacity to create clarity and calm in the face of chaos and confusion offers practical knowledge about how to develop effective strategies for optimizing our own and others’ well-being. In this presentation Dan Siegel explores the science and practice of presence at the heart of a growth mindset, and the grit needed to pursue one’s passions with persistence and purpose even in the face of challenges. Learn how to develop a “Yes Brain” which cultivates connection, compassion, and creativity. more

The Dalai Lama spoke at the recent Heart-Mind Summit organized by the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education. He was speaking to an audience that had come together to "be the village", to take responsibility for what he calls "educating the hearts of our children".  more

Daniel Siegel debunks myths about the Teenage Brain and "raging hormones". He discusses the changes and remodeling of the brain within the adolescent period.  He asserts that people need to learn about these changes to support and meet adolescents with empathy and compassion. more

We asked children a simple question: What is kindness? Try asking your kids what they think it means to be kind. How do they feel when someone's kind to them? How do they feel when they're kind to someone else? The answers can be both heart-warming and honest.   more

Learn simple techniques to rejuvenate your parent/child connection and change destructive patterns. This presentation will help you make positive, conscious change and will offer tools to use with children of all ages to shift energies to build nurturing and lasting relationships THE CONSCIOUS PARENT - PART ONE more

Bullying is a growing concern. Children face incredible challenges at school, in the playground, in the community. How can we help children respond to these challenges in a compassionate way? more