Peace of Mind Upcoming Events

Peace of Mind’s third Annual CommunitY Conference!

Saturday, January 30, 2021

10 am to 12:15 pm.  Zoom info to come.

<=The online version of this!

This year we’ll be focusing on how you can adapt the Peace of Mind Program to meet the student needs you see in front of you now, from Covid-related anxiety and uncertainty to helping students talk about bias, discrimination and our national reckoning with injustice.  We’ll explore strategies for teaching on the screen and in the classroom.

We hope you’ll join us for a morning of mindfulness and compassion practice, an engaging, practically helpful keynote from Peace of Mind founder Linda Ryden, breakout discussion groups with other educators and parents, Peace of Mind school implementation spotlights for Early Childhood, Elementary and Middle School, previews of new Peace of Mind resources, and more.

We aim to create events that are helpful, community-building and welcoming – our conference will be all the better if you’re there too.  Hope you can join us!

Cost: $20.  Scholarships available.

Registration information coming soon!

COSEM Equity-based Conversation Series: August 3 at 5:30 EST

Register here to be part of this powerful conversation about how mindfulness can help us not only address the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, but also the pandemic of systemic racism.  Free

National Summit on Revolutionizing Education


Keynote addresses by Peace of Mind’s Linda Ryden and

Rev. Dr. William Barber (We’re excited!)

Tuesday, July 7th from Noon to 3:30 pm

Free to all educators, July 7, 12-3:30 pm EST.  More information here.

The spread of COVID-19 is creating challenges and stresses on our nation’s education system and impacting students, teachers, education support professionals, families, and school administrators across the country. As traditional ideas of “school” are challenged and replaced with varying degrees of online instruction and distance learning, this moment further exacerbates great inequities in our nation’s education system. Amidst these challenges, anti-racism protests have been sparked across the country, focusing our attention on the value we place on Black lives.

Yet, still, even in moments of crisis our educators manage to do what they do best: teach and care for students. Recovery requires a bold vision for the future grounded in equity from teacher leaders, and an unwavering commitment to protecting the emotional, mental, and physical wellbeing of all students.

Through the National Summit on Revolutionizing Education, NNSTOY will:

1. Address the challenges of teaching in the COVID-19 era; focusing on recovery, restart, and racial justice.
2. Share strategies for achieving equity for all students, by ensuring expert teachers are leading the national
conversation with policymakers and the public about the future of education.
3. Celebrate the stories of teachers and students across the country;
4. Highlight examples and share best practices for teaching during a pandemic.

Give Local Together! 

National Social Media giving campaign

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

All day on your favorite social media

Peace of Mind is excited to join the  Catalogue for Philanthropy’s local campaign to raise funds for DC area nonprofit organizations.   CFP is the local partner of the national Giving Tuesday organization which is rolling out this day to support small nonprofits around the world doing essential work in our communities.  Please join in and inspire others to as well!

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 Your support is critical to our work. We welcome your donation before, during or after our event! If your employer will match your donation, even more wonderful!
Peace of Mind Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington DC. EIN: 47-1449614. For more information, please contact Cheryl Dodwell, ED, at .

Introductory Virtual Community Circle Gathering

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

3:45 pm EST to 5:15 pm EST.

A chance to experience the Virtual Community Circle format with our wonderful facilitators, Jelena Popovic and Dave Trachtenberg.  Interested in joining? Please contact Cheryl at .

Three circles of 8 educators each will meet monthly via zoom from August 2020 through June 2021.  There will be no charge to participate, but we do ask that educators commit to monthly gatherings (scheduled at a time convenient for group members) for the full 2020-2021 school year.

We would love to have you join us, but space is limited.  If you are interested, please contact Peace of Mind Executive Director Cheryl Dodwell by May 30, 2020 or click HERE to tell us about your interest.

More about Peace of Mind’s Virtual Community Circle Program