Fri 21 Sep 2012 until 22 Sep 2012
Location: Cultural Centre G 18 - Yrjönkatu 18 - 00120 Helsinki
Michelle Limantour Seaver:Mindfulness and Kindfulness skills taught to children and adults
At International Baccalaureate School, PIADS students, parents and teachers are learning to pay attention with mindfulness and kindness to themselves, to other people and the world around them. Emergent “heart-mind education”—better known as social and emotional learning (SEL)—and neuroscience are influencing how to teach children.
Learn how evidence-based positive psychological and mindfulness training techniques has been explored at PIADS: Secularized mindfulness training is offered to children ages four through fifteen.
Day I (half): Taking Care of the Teacher
Day II:Teaching Mindfulness and Kindfulness
Michelle Seaver is a Director of Social and Emotional Learning at a forward thinking International Baccalaureate School PIADS. Michelle completed her Masters at the University of British Columbia in Canada and dedicated over twelve years in corporate settings to enhancing culture, human dynamics and talent development. In 2007 she participated in the most comprehensive meditation study to date on the physiological, neurological and psychological effects of sustained meditation. Deeply inspired by the benefits of the specific meditation practices she is now committed to bring mindfull awarenes techniques into the educational settings.
“When children & adults take a few moments before responding to stressful situations among others, they allow their own healthy inner compasses to click in and guide them to become more thoughtful, resilient, and empathetic.”
Research: Mindfulness meditation is increasingly becoming a common practice as a way to reduce stress and cultivate inner peace. Research shows that the specific mindfulness techniques also enhance learning and attention. Many educational institutions, including UCLA, Stanford, UCSF, and PENN have introduced mindful awareness into their curricula and conducting research in the field.
More info about the event is coming in July 2012.