In this workshop, we will talk about how the body responds
In this workshop, we will talk about how the body responds to stress and challenging environments, as well as how bring about an embodied feeling of calm through mindfulness meditation. We will explore beginner’s meditation techniques with gentle movement and a guided meditation, that includes a loving-kindness and self-compassion practice. Sará will also discuss how to start an at home mindfulness practice, as well as there will be a brief discussion about the value of creating inner peace during challenging social and political times.
How can we address the suffering on the planet? How can we move from despair into
How can we address the suffering on the planet? How can we move from despair into action?
We are at a pivotal moment in our collective history in which the human mind and the sense of self that emerges from it have the power to change the face of our world. Insights into our mental life and how to cultivate it by getting to know and empower our consciousness, emotions, beliefs, identity, relationships, and behavior can determine how life on this planet unfolds now and for generations to come. Through a combination of deep experiential immersions with conceptual discussions and practical skill-building based upon wisdom practices from a range of cultures, this integrative conference will nurture personal, professional, and public resilience, cultivate well-being, and inspire ingenuity through strengthening the mind and integrating the experience of “self” as we develop effective and timely means for action in the world. Join our gathering of clinicians, contemplative practitioners, educators, ecological activists, and scientists engaging in conversations exploring fundamental ideas about how to harness the human capacity for wise action and the mind skills needed for an awakening of awareness to a larger belonging.
This three day event has been created as a continuum that links the practical skills of the pre-conference workshop on Friday with the unfolding of reflective practice and conceptual knowledge through the flow of Friday night’s sessions to the fullness of Saturday and Sunday. A continuity across the sessions has been intentionally planned to build practices and knowledge about the interconnections among personal reflection, our relationships with one another and nature, and the need for public action in our contemporary world. If you can join us on the journey, for the pre-conference workshop, for the conference, or for both, an exciting and immersive learning experience is on the horizon! Welcome!
Come join us and enjoy the natural beauty of the Marriott Hotel, Marina del Rey Hotel, adjacent to Mother’s Beach, and the Pacific Ocean on April 26-28, 2019
Peace in Schools Presents Mindfulness, Trauma, and Interpersonal Healing in
Peace in Schools Presents Mindfulness, Trauma, and Interpersonal Healing in Education at Revolution Hall
About this Event
This Event is All Ages and Fully Seated.
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We invite you to join national experts Dr. Dan Siegel, Dr. Sará King, and Caverly Morgan in Beloved Community for an inspiring panel discussion, community conversation, and call for change. Gia Naranjo-Rivera of Johns Hopkins University will moderate and share new award-winning research on Peace in Schools.
Youth in our nation are experiencing unprecedented levels of stress, anxiety, depression, violence and trauma. We recognize the relationship between these crises and the history of inequity, systemic oppression, and institutionalized racism that destroys our social fabric. Youth feel these deep injustices in their bodies, minds, and hearts—undermining their ability to experience healthy, supportive, and loving relationships.
Mindfulness, when taught with the intention of supporting social justice in schools, can give rise to healing, compassion, empathy, altruism, healthy relationships, and a wise heart. It can create empowered school climates and cultures within which students can thrive—and experience safety and true belonging with one another.
We are honored to offer up a space to open a community conversation around how we can further support our youth and come to a deeper understanding about the relationships between mindfulness, trauma, healing, and social and ecological justice.
The student and scholarship ticket rate is available for K-12 and college students and for those with currently limited financial resources.
Dr. Dan Siegel is a renowned Clinical Professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, Executive Director of the Mindsight Institute, and bestselling author.
Dr. Sará King is a thought leader in mindfulness research, neuroscience, education and social justice, and founder of MindHeart Consulting.
Caverly Morgan is an expert mindfulness teacher, former monastic, and founder of Peace in Schools and Presence Collective.
Gia Naranjo-Rivera is a PhD Candidate in Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, with a focus on child and adolescent development, health equity, trauma, and translational research.
Peace in Schools is a nonprofit created to support the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of our youth. We offer for-credit mindfulness classes in Portland high schools—and mindfulness trainings for educators and youth-serving professionals. Learn more at peaceinschools.org.