Mindful Education Project
"Opening Minds & Hearts for Learning & Connection"
"The faculty of voluntarily bringing back a wandering attention,
over and over again, is the very root
of judgment, character, and will ...
An education which should improve this faculty
would be the education par excellance."
-- William James
Intention, Structure & Research
Mindful Education Project is an integral program designed to catalyze, support and sustain mindful teaching and mindful learning.
Through coursework, classes and community, educators and students engage in practices that develop the capacity for focused attention, relaxed awareness, and kind relationship with themselves, each other, and the world.
The Mindful Education Project is one of the most comprehensive mindfulness training programs being offered in the country today. Its modular approach with multiple modes of "entry" is unique, and its integration of learning opportunities for administrators, faculty, students and parents focuses on bringing mindful awareness to both individuals and community.
"... our networks of attention are our foremost means
to shaping our lives; these networks give us extraordinary
ways to master ourselves and our environment,
offering the key to growth, connection, happiness."
-- Maggie Jackson
Recent studies of children and adolescents have shown mindfulness practice promotes concentration, impulse control, relaxation in test-taking, emotional regulation, self-awareness, and cooperation. Decreased anxiety, aggressive behavior, ADHD symptoms, and oppostional behavior have also been documented.
"Can you imagine a world in which this health-promoting,
empathy-enhancing, executive-attention developing,
self-compassion nurturing, affordable and
adaptable mental practice was made
available in everyone's life?"
-- Daniel Siegel, PhD