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International Conference on Mindfulness With Youth:

Helping Children (K-12) Develop Mindful Awareness Inside the Classroom and Out


Banff Park Mountains

Information on the Second International Conference on Mindfulness with Youth will be coming soon!

Thanks to everyone whose presence and support contributed to the success of our inaugural International Conference!

CDs of the conference will soon be available on our website.


Mindfulness is a natural part of being human that involves present moment awareness and can be cultivated through formal and informal mindfulness exercises.  Scientific research in this field demonstrates a multitude of positive outcomes in academic, psychological, and physical domains. Effects of mindfulness on the prefrontal cortex and interconnections involved in attention, working memory, emotional and behavioral regulation are of particular relevance to  academic,  psychological and social well-being and the success of youth today.

Given modern day stressors at no other time in history have our youth been in such a need of these important tools and practices that mindfulness can provide.

Join leaders in this emerging field in the spectacular setting of Banff National Park as we explore and discuss the practice, application, and teachings of mindfulness to youth across a variety of settings, and -- fundamental to this practice – develop and deepen our own relationship with mindful awareness and practice.

What  Youth  Have  Said  About  Learning  Mindfulness

“I love having mindfulness. It has made me feel a lot better, especially through hard times”

“It feels so good. I need to teach it to my sister in high school because she is stressed out all the time.”

“It helped keep me from using negative coping skills like cutting and drugs.”

“With mindfulness I have been able to let go of things and move on from bad experiences.”

- Quotes Courtesy of Mindful Schools and Stressed Teens

Speakers Include:


Books and CDs by the speakers will be available for purchase at the conferenece.

For questions or for more information contact us by email at fassistant@mindfulnessinstitute.ca or via phone at 1 (780) 919-0693

July 15-17, 2011
Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada

Who Should Attend?

Teachers, Administrators, Childcare Workers, Physicians, Mental Health Professionals, Parents and anyone interested in learning more about bringing mindfulness to youth.

Cost

Early Bird Registration: $345  
US$ (or equivalent Canadian funds)

Registration After March 15, 2011: $395
US$ (or equivalent Canadian funds)

For off-site delegates there will be an additional cost of $33.95 to cover The Banff Centre's continuous refreshments and delegate fees. This will be paid at the conference registration desk in July. (On-site delegates have these fees included in their accommodation.)

In the event of a cancellation, registration will be reimbursed, minus an administration fee: 
Prior to July 1st: $25
July 1st or later: $100 
 

How to register

Register Online:
Register Online!

Register by Mail:
Download Registration Form

Mail Registration Form with Payment to:

The Mindfulness Institute
#282 14032 23 Ave
Edmonton Alberta T6R 3L6

Check or money order payable to:
"The Mindfulnessinstitute.ca Inc"

Register Early
as Space is Limited

Booking accommodations and meal package is made directly with the Banff Centre and is subject to availability. 

For Details and to Book Accommodations: Visit on-line here or via phone at (800) 884-7574 (North America) or (1-403) 762-6308 and state you are booking for the Conference on Mindfulness with Youth. 

Download The Flyer

Endorsed By:

Mindful Schools CASA: Child, Adolescent and Family Mendal Health Mindful.org

Co-organized by


Stressed Teens