Association for Mindfulness in Education: http://www.mindfuleducation.org/
“A collaborative association of organizations and individuals working together to provide support for mindfulness training as a component of K-12 education.”
Center for Adolescent Studies: www.centerforadolescentstudies.com
Founded by Sam Himelstein. Offers trainings for professionals in all disciplines, in mindfulness and building authentic relationships with adolescents.
Center for Mindful Learning: http://www.centerformindfullearning.org/
Based in Vermont, CML’s vision is “To build a mindfulness-based educational system that produces powerful, just, selfless leaders.”
Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society: http://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/Stress-Reduction
Navigate to: The Stress Reduction Program > Find MBSR Programs Worldwide.Based at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, this center is dedicated to integrating mindfulness-based approaches in mainstream medicine and health care. Provides a variety of educational opportunities in the United States and Canada.
Dalai Lama Centre for Peace and Education: http://dalailamacenter.org
Inspired by the Dalai Lama, and operating in a non-sectarian framework, this center (based in Vancouver, British Columbia) has as its mission “to educate the hearts of children by informing, inspiring and engaging the communities around them.”
Do Nothing For Your Mind (Oxford Mindfulness Centre): donothing.uk
Mindfulness resources and practices for youth.
Foundry (British Columbia), Mindfulness Page: https://foundrybc.ca/resource/mindfulness/
Check out “Laurie’s Story,” and all of the other great mindfulness information and resources for youth
inner Explorer: https://www.innerexplorer.org/
“Inner Explorer program is a series of daily 5-10-minute audio-guided mindfulness practices. The program focuses on key areas of development, bringing mindfulness to education and helping students prepare for learning. Daily practice teaches kids the practical techniques to appropriately handle difficult emotions such as stress, anxiety, anger and more. Inner Explorer offers programs for all age-groups (PreK-12).”
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, Healthy Living Toolkit: http://keltymentalhealth.ca/toolkits
Toolkit for youth and families, with practical information on healthy sleeping, eating, exercise, and stress management.
Kelty Mental Health Resource Centre, mindfulness page: http://www.keltymentalhealth.ca/healthy-living/mindfulness
Check out the three-minute “Mindfulness: Youth Voices” video to learn more about mindfulness for youths, from youths themselves.Also contains more information and resources on mindfulness for youths.
Learning 2 Breathe
Resources related to Patricia Broderick’s Learning to Breathe mindfulness curriculum and book (see also “Books” section, above)
Making Friends with Yourself: http://www.mindfulselfcompassionforteens.com/
Resources on Mindful Self-Compassion for teens. Including free self-compassion guided meditations. Developed by my friends Lorraine Hobbs and Karen Bluth.
Mind and Life Institute, Call to Care (C2C): http://www.mindandlife.org/care/
“Call to Care aims to address the limited attention in our educational systems for cultivating care and compassion—what we might call the forgotten heart of education. Operating at the intersections of education, developmental science, and contemplative scholarship, the project incorporates a distinctive hybrid approach focusing on both
students and educators through a joint program operating within a common framework.”
Mindful Families: http://mindfulfamilies.net
Mindfulness, meditation, and Buddhist resources for families. From Sumi Kim, author of Sitting Together
Mindful Magazine: http://www.mindful.org
A bimonthly magazine available in print and digital editions. The website features many informative articles and videos.
Mindful Schools: http://www.mindfulschools.org/
This organization (based in Oakland, California) has as its mission to “lead the integration of mindfulness into education,” through training courses and research.
Mindfulness Everyday: www.mindfulnesseveryday.org
“Toronto-based Mindfulness Everyday, a registered charitable organization, offers MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) workshops, in non-clinical settings as well as specifically designed programs for youth, parents and educators.”
Mindfulness in Education Network: http://www.mindfuled.org/
A network whose purpose is to “facilitate communication among all educators, parents, students and any others interested in promoting contemplative practice (mindfulness) in educational settings.” Dr. Vo is a member of the Board of Directors for this organization.
Mindfulness Without Borders
A charitable organization offering programs and certification for educators and health professionals interested in facilitating their evidence-based social and emotional learning programs to youth in the communities they serve. Programs are available in Spanish and English.
A school-based curriculum that teaches social-emotional and mindfulness-based learning skills in the classroom.
Niroga Institute: http://www.niroga.org/
A non-profit organization based in Oakland, California, Niroga offers mindful yoga for youth in community, school, and juvenile justice settings.
Palouse Mindfulness: http://palousemindfulness.com/index.html
Free online Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course.
The Still Quiet Place: http://www.stillquietplace.com
Mindfulness resources from Dr. Amy Saltzman for parents, teens, teachers, and service providers.
Stressed Teens: http://www.stressedteens.com/
Online trainings and resources for parents, professionals, and teens.
Wake Up Schools: http://wakeupschools.org/
Cultivating Mindfulness in Education. “A global vision to walk the path of compassion, peace and joy in education through the practice of mindfulness.” Inspired by the teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.Watch the film, “Happy Teachers Will Change the World
,” about “teachers learning mindfulness, true transformation and happiness.”