Podcast: Our students, our future: Mindfulness in the Schools, an interview with Chris McKenna

mindful schools, mindfulness meditation, Chris McKennaTeaching Mindfulness in the schools.

Does Mindfulness matter for children? It can; helping them cultivate awareness of their feelings, their actions, and compassion.  What happens in school is crucial. Mindfulness training in schools can help our students increase their focus and capacity to pay attention, reduce stress, raise self-awarenss, cultivate a sense of empathy and calm: all key elements to a well functioning school atmosphere.

Mindful Schools, is a program leading the integration of mindfulness into schools, training teachers and students. They are making a difference in the lives of over 18,000 children in public and private schools throughout the United States. Chris McKenna, program director of Mindful Schools joins Ellen Goldsmith in a lively and informative conversation about the roots of mindfulness training for teachers and students.

Our children are our future, and in this complex world, we need engaged, self-aware and compassionate people. There is a lot to be done and Mindful Schools is investing in the future.  Listen in and open your mind.

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Ellen Goldsmith

Ellen Goldsmith

Ellen Goldsmith is a licensed and nationally board certified acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist. She has been in the field of Asian medicine for the past 30 years, teaching, speaking and working with thousands of people to give them the resources, skills and tools they seek to improve the quality of their health and lives. Ellen is the author of the well respected book, Nutritional Healing with Chinese Medicine: + 175 Recipes for Optimal Health. She is on faculty at the National University of Natural Medicine’s College of Classical Chinese Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

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