On college campuses across the country, ‘tis the season…to procrastinate. Mindfulness offers a strategy to get moving.
Mindfulness: What is it?
Within the world of work, we face multiple demands and pressures on a regular--even constant--basis. We’re juggling multiple (and changing!) priorities, balancing competing demands for our personal and professional goals, and handling routine conflict and chaos.
A Message From Allan Goldstein
UCSD Center for Mindfulness
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
When I first read Daniel Goleman's call in Emotional Intelligence for mindfulness to be taught in schools I could not have imagined that I would be sending a personal message asking for your support for a conference that brings together the wonderful growing community of people now engaged in that work.
What if happiness was a habit that we could teach children? We can. Qualities that lead away from happiness (strong negative emotions) and qualities that lead toward happiness (ethical actions) are all rooted in habits developed in the past. Mindfulness helps children and teens recognize the habits that lead to happiness and break the ones that don't.
Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW, is a mindfulness-based psychotherapist specializing in women’s issues.
The topic (and more importantly, the practice) of mindfulness has exploded in the world of education and the 2011 Mindfulness in Education Conference, entitled Mindfulness: Foundation for Teaching and Learning is a wonderful example of that.