PoM Conferences

Peace of Mind’s Annual Conference brings educators, mental health practitioners, parents and researchers together for learning and connection.  Join us in January 2021!

January 2020

Breathing is Just the Beginning

Helping Kids Apply Mindfulness to Meet Life’s Challenges with Skill and Compassion * January 25, 2020 * Washington DC

Conference Highlights

 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. William Blake, Director of Social and Emotional Learning, District of Columbia Public Schools

Thank you to our sponsors Bullfrog Bagels and Fund for the Future of our Children

We know that mindfulness is helpful to kids in self-regulation, but is this enough?  How can we teach mindfulness as a foundation for helping kids to address the challenges they face every day, including disagreements with friends, sibling rivalry, academics,  bias, bullying, and injustice? How can we teach mindfulness-based social and emotional learning as a means for kids to achieve their own goals in life and to work for the changes they’d like to see in the world?

Our keynote speaker, Dr. William Blake, Director of Social and Emotional Learning for DC Public Schools, shared with us the approach DCPS is taking to integrating Mindfulness and Social and Emotional Learning system-wide in support of student and teacher well-being.

A student panel of Peace of Mind students talked eloquently about how they use mindfulness and conflict resolution skills to address challenges.

Small group workshops focused on Teaching Applied Mindfulness for PreK-Grade  6;  A collaborative conversation for Early Childhood Educators;  Self-Care for Educators;  an Administrator Focused session, and more.

All DCPS Educators were invited to a special post-conference conversation with SEL Specialists Krystal Butler and Bodé Aking to share experiences, best practices and problem-solving relevant to PoM implementation and management within DCPS.

 

January 2019

Budding Brains

Integrating Neuroscience, Mindfulness and Conflict Resolution for Kids * January 26, 2019 * Washington DC

Conference Highlights

 

Conference Keynote by Dr. Elizabeth Hoffman, Neuroscientist

Videos filmed and edited by Lisa Luo, Videographer.  Thank you Lisa!

You can find additional information about the hows and whys of teaching brain science to kids in our online course called Budding Brains.