Peace of Mind Past Events

IT’S A WRAP! These events have already happened, but we like to look back and remember…

Peace of Mind Virtual Community of Practice

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

3:45 to 5:15 pm


We’re so grateful to have skilled circle facilitators Jelena Popovic and Dave Trachtenberg facilitating our conversation.  Together we’ll:

  • Share a mindfulness practice for self-care
  • Share best practices about teaching mindfully online.  How do we engage our students?  How can we help our students self-regulate on their side of the screen? What works and what doesn’t?  Why is our own mindfulness practice so important?

We would really love to have you with us!    Linda and Cheryl


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Peace of Mind returns to COSEM

Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully Conference

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.


Peace of Mind’s Annual Conference

Breathing is Just the Beginning
Helping kids to apply mindfulness to life’s challenges

Saturday, January 25, 2020 – 8:45am to 1:00pm
Horace Mann Elementary School

Mark your calendars – Register Now!


“Tyaja Uses the Think Test” Book Launch

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 6pm

Peace of Mind invites you to join us for the “Tyaja Uses the Think Test” Book Launch at Lafayettte Elementary School.

Parent Mindfulness Evening

October 16, 2019 at 5:45 pm

Curious to know what mindfulness is all about? Wondering what your children are learning in Peace of Mind Class? Would you like to know more about how mindfulness can help us as parents? Please join us!


Peace of Mind’s Fall Community of Practice Gathering

Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 at 3:45pm
Horace Mann Elementary School

What are reasonable expectations to set for your students during Peace of Mind Class? How can we engage our students in mindfulness practice? Our Community of Practice gatherings are for educators…


Cultivating Peace of Mind

Sunday, May 19th, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 pm

Proceeds from our first fundraising evening provided support for the development of our new Middle 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.

Peace of Mind at the Kensington Day of the Book Festival

Sunday, April 28, 2019, 11:00-4:00 pm

This was a lovely event! Look for us next year in the Children’s Book area. We’d love to see you there!

Mindfulness Evening Just for Parents

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 7:00-8:30 pm
Lafayette Elementary School

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.


Peace of Mind at the COSEM Conference

Feb 28, 2019 to March 2, 2019

It was wonderful – we sponsored and participated in the first annual gathering of the Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully.

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:

Politics and Prose book Launch for Sergio Sees The Good

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019
Lafayette Elementary School, Washington DC

Thank you to all who came out to celebrate 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

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…


Peace of Mind at the National Education Association Foundation Symposium: Keeping the promise of Public Education

Friday, October 5, 2018, Washington DC

Linda opened the conference with a talk about the transformative power of teaching mindfulness, neuroscience and conflict resolution in schools. …