Heart-Mind Well-Being Workshop

Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Join the Dalai Lama Center for a workshop dedicated to learning how to promote HEART-MIND WELL-BEING in children and youth!

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, a growing body of research shows the positive impacts of developing our hearts – the way we relate to one another – and that social/emotional development helps to improve academic success.

In our Heart-Mind Workshops we share current research, scientific knowledge, best practices and practical strategies related to the promotion of social and emotional development in children.

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Gemma Holland
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The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Floor 9, The Boardroom 1500 West Georgia St. Vancouver, BC V6G 2Z6

Balancing Our Minds Youth Summit 2015

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Thursday, February 12, 2015, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Balancing Our Minds Youth Summit 2015: Everyday Champions of Wellness



Thursday February 12, 2015

Contact name: 
Michelle Clanfrone
Rogers Arena

BC Schools Focus on Educating Hearts

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
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Vancouver Sun
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Learning Sm’algyax Language and Culture Helped Educate the Heart of Student Hanna Bryant

Monday, December 8, 2014
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Northern Review
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Tickets for the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit: Nobel Laureates in Dialogue events are now available to the public and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.ca.

Catherine Bell: Three Keys to Awakening Well-Being in Organisations

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.

Chris Wejr: If we do not take care of ourselves, we will have a harder time caring for others

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.

Patricia Jennings: Self-care is critical to helping others

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.

Heart-Mind 2016: Review in Pictures

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.