Providing students with skills that enhance self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and decision making is not only beneficial to academic performance, but also helps them cope with challenges they face outside the classroom
RHINEBECK, NY (PRWEB)
July 13, 2017
The practices of mindfulness, contemplative education, and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) are now being widely explored in schools throughout the United States, thanks to extensive research and evidence-based results. A dozen seminal leaders in the field—including Marc Brackett, PhD, Linda Lantieri, MA, Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, LMFT, and Timothy P. Shriver—will present the latest findings at Omega’s upcoming Mindfulness & Education Conference, July 21-July 23, 2017, in Rhinebeck, New York.
“For more than 35 years, Omega has been helping people integrate mindfulness tools into daily life and into work, health, and community sectors. We’re proud to help educators and parents learn how to put this wisdom into practice, so more children can benefit,” said Carla Goldstein, chief external affairs officer at Omega. “Providing students with skills that enhance self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and decision making is not only beneficial to academic performance, but also helps them cope with challenges they face outside the classroom.”
Educators report that mindfulness practice and SEL decrease stress, attention deficit issues, depression, anxiety, and hostility in children, while benefitting health, well-being, and social relationships. Research also shows that SEL supports an 11% rise in student academic scores while mindfulness-based education has been shown to foster the inner skills of attention, compassion, impulse control, and executive functioning. Now many SEL and mindfulness programs are utilizing the strengths of both modalities to create integrative approaches to support healthy students, teachers, and schools.
Omega’s Mindfulness & Education Conference is suitable for educators, school administrators, family therapists, and parents. Through inspiring keynote lectures, question-and-answer sessions, group exercises, breakout workshops, and instruction in practical application, the conference will explore:
Connecting mindfulness and SEL
- Restorative justice
- The science supporting…