Meet Our Keynote Speaker – Dr. Elizabeth Hoffman, Ph.D.

In just a few short weeks, our first Mini-Conference will be here! On January 26th we will gather in Washington, DC to learn more about integrating mindfulness with neuroscience while working with children. Our Keynote speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Hoffman, is Program Manager of the national  ABCD study (Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development) with the National Institutes of Health. She has an exciting and informative presentation planned for us that not only tells about where they are with the ABCD study, but also draws on her years of research and work with children. You won’t want to miss it!

Bio: Elizabeth Hoffman is a neuroscientist at the National Institutes of Health where she studies adolescent health and brain development.  In 2014 Elizabeth returned to DC after living in Beijing for 6 years where she taught psychology to international high school students.  Prior to moving to China, Elizabeth was an American Psychological Association Congressional Fellow in the U.S. Senate, taught neuroscience at Georgetown University, and conducted brain research at NIH for about 10 years. She received her Ph.D. in neuropsychology from The George Washington University and her B.A. in psychology and French from Brandeis University.

Get your tickets to hear Dr. Hoffman and participate in hands-on workshops now! Special thanks to our food sponsors Bullfrog Bagels, Kind Bars, and Squeaky Pops.

Neuroscience For the New Year

Happy New Year! We are busy preparing for our upcoming conference on teaching neuroscience to children. Sound like too complex a topic to be introducing to children as young as four? Well, we know the brain is a highly sophisticated organ, but we believe it is so important to have a basic knowledge of what it does that we make it a cornerstone of our work with children. Not only is mindfulness based on brain science, conflict resolution becomes a much easier task when children understand what’s going on in their brains. How do we know this? Because we’ve seen it in action, over and over, during the past decade of working with our students during Peace Class!

For our first-ever mini-conference, we’ve decided to focus on this topic in order to help other educators and parents bring this information to the children they care about. Not only will we hear from a local neuroscientist on the latest research in the field, we will also have breakout sessions for learning more about  HOW we teach this complex subject matter to elementary-aged children. For the New Year, resolve to bring this important information to your students. Reserve your spot today at Eventbrite! 

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Join Us for Upcoming Conferences

Educators, parents, and community  members are invited to join us for our first ever Peace of Mind Mini-Conference taking place January 26. If you are currently using the Peace of Mind curriculum, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to prepare and practice for the neuroscience lessons that appear about halfway through the year.  We know from our experience, and research, that teaching children about what is happening in their brains is at the heart of helping them manage their emotions! Get more info and register here.

In February you’ll have another opportunity to join us, this time at the  Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully. During this three-day event in Illinois, participants will have a chance to do both half-day and all-day workshops with Peace of Mind and friends. Get more info and register here.

We hope to see you at one or both of these exciting events!

-Jillian and the Peace of Mind team