IT’S A WRAP! These events have already happened, but we like to look back and remember…
Peace of Mind returns to COSEM
February 27 to March 1st, 2020, Westin Chicago Northwest, Itasca IL (near Chicago)
Join us February 27th, 28th and 29th for the second annual national gathering of the Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully. We loved this conference so much last year we are going back! We found this a collaborative, openminded, positive gathering of educators committed to bringing mindfulness to their schools to foster inclusion, equity and student well-being.
We will be offering a 3 hour, interactive deep-dive workshop on applied mindfulness on Thursday, and a one hour curriculum overview session on Friday. Other than that, we’ll be enjoying the company and the workshops and getting inspired! Register here! https://www.educatingmindfully.org/emcon2020
Cultivating Peace of Mind
Sunday, May 19th, 2019 from 5 pm to 7 pm. Invitation to Peace of Mind Spring Event
Proceeds from our first fundraising evening will provide support for the development of our new Middles School Curriculum as well as general operating support for Peace of Mind’s work developing and providing resources for educators and parents; building our community of practice and advocating for more peaceful and inclusive schools.
Guests will enjoy Inspiring conversation, tasty fare, and affirming words from our young Peace of Mind ambassadors in a lovely Washington DC setting.
Suggested tax-deductible donation: $200 per person
Peace of Mind Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington DC. TeachPeaceofMind.org
Peace of Mind at the Kensington Day of the Book Festival
Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm.
This was a lovely event! Look for us next year in the Children’s Book area. We’d love to see you there! https://dayofthebook.com/
Mindfulness Evening Just for Parents
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Lafayette Elementary School, Washington DC, in the Peace Room
Our first PoM Parent Mindfulness evening, organized and led by members of PoM’s Board and Parent Advisory Team, was a warm, informative and supportive event. Thank you to the parents who came and shared their stories, challenges and ideas and who also shared mindfulness practice together. Big thanks, too, to our panel of Peace of Mind Alumni and one current student, all of whom shared how the practices they learned in Peace Class continue to serve them every day in middle school and in life. If you are interested in participating or helping to plan future Parent Mindfulness Evenings, please let us know! .
Peace of Mind at the COSEM Conference
Peace of Mind offered an introduction to The Peace of Mind Curriculum in Friday workshops and answered questions about implementing the Peace of Mind Program at your school. For more information about the conference and to register for next year, go to: https://www.educatingmindfully.org/
Politics and Prose book Launch for Sergio Sees The Good
Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 at Lafayette Elementary School, Washington DC
Thank you to all who came out to celebate the launch of Peace of Mind’s newest book in the Henry and Friends Series, Sergio Sees the Good by Linda Ryden, published by Tilbury House Publishers. As Linda read the book, students helped to illustrate a gratitude practice we can all use to balance our brains’ tendencies to focus on the negative more than the positive. The real Sergio even made an appearance! Politics and Prose booksellers were on hand with hot-off-the-presses copies of Sergio that Linda signed for many. Thank you, Peace of Mind Community!
Peace of Mind’s first annual Mini-Conference was wonderful. Thank you!
Over 70 people gathered to talk about Integrating Neuroscience, Mindfulness and Conflict Resolution for Young Children. We were so pleased to welcome educators, school nurses, researchers and parents to enjoy the keynotes by Neuroscientist Dr. Elizabeth Hoffman and (virtually) PoM Founder Linda Ryden. Participants then chose two workshops to dive into on teaching neuroscience to kids and developing our own mindfulness practices as adults.
Everyone left with their own copy of Rosie’s Brain and the Peace of Mind Brain Anchor Chart to help them bring this work to the children they care about. Stay tuned for the full conference video. In the meantime, enjoy the photo gallery here.
Peace of Mind at the National Education Association Foundation Symposium: Keeping the promise of Public Education
Friday, October 5th 2018, Washington DC
Linda opened the conference with a talk about the transformative power of teaching mindfulness, neuroscience and conflict resolution in schools. Check it out here . That’s not Linda, obviously, but she starts at minute 5:06 and goes for 15 minutes.