Information on the Second International Conference on Mindfulness with Youth will be coming soon!
Thanks to everyone whose presence and support contributed to the success of our inaugural International Conference!
CDs of the conference will soon be available on our website.
Mindfulness is a natural part of being human that involves present moment awareness and can be cultivated through formal and informal mindfulness exercises. Scientific research in this field demonstrates a multitude of positive outcomes in academic, psychological, and physical domains. Effects of mindfulness on the prefrontal cortex and interconnections involved in attention, working memory, emotional and behavioral regulation are of particular relevance to academic, psychological and social well-being and the success of youth today.
Given modern day stressors at no other time in history have our youth been in such a need of these important tools and practices that mindfulness can provide.
Join leaders in this emerging field in the spectacular setting of Banff National Park as we explore and discuss the practice, application, and teachings of mindfulness to youth across a variety of settings, and -- fundamental to this practice – develop and deepen our own relationship with mindful awareness and practice.
What Youth Have Said About Learning Mindfulness
“I love having mindfulness. It has made me feel a lot better, especially through hard times”
“It feels so good. I need to teach it to my sister in high school because she is stressed out all the time.”
“It helped keep me from using negative coping skills like cutting and drugs.”
“With mindfulness I have been able to let go of things and move on from bad experiences.”
- Quotes Courtesy of Mindful Schools and Stressed Teens
Books and CDs by the speakers will be available for purchase at the conferenece.
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