Decades of inquiry into the nature of my own mind through meditation provided me with an endless stream of inner conversations about thought, meaning, and the ability to cultivate states of attention and compassion.
When I became a first-time (only-time) parent at the tender age of 43, I wanted my daughter to eventually be able to train her own mind and understand the nature of her subjective experience.
After learning how to introduce mindfulness to children by reading books and completing trainings including:
- Dr. Amy Saltzman’s Still Quiet Place
- Mindful Schools – beginning in 2013 and including courses in Difficult Emotions and Communication. I am also a graduate of their yearlong program. Here‘s my page in the Certified Instructor Directory.
- Brown University Mindfulness Center – MBSR Fundamentals
This, along with multiple silent retreats, provides me with a solid structure for the delivery of mindfulness to children, and to help parents, teachers, and other stakeholders understand what it is and what it isn’t.
If you are a parent or teacher or community stakeholder who would like to see what mindfulness looks like in the classroom or in life, feel free to contact me at email@example.com and put mindfulness in the subject line.