OMC at the UCSD conference February 2013 – Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth

We are so thrilled that our workshop, Fired Up by Generosity or Burned Out by Giving: How to Survive the Demands of Caring – Lynette Monteiro and Frank Musten, will be presented at the University of California – San Diego Center for Mindfulness Conference February 2013.  Please help to spread the word about this terrific conference!  As you can read below in a letter from Dr. Steve Hickman, Director of CFM, the central gift in the conference features Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn who will offer a public talk, keynote speech, and a parenting workshop.  Please share this valuable information freely with your colleagues, friends, and family!

This past February, the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness hosted the first national conference dedicated to the fast-growing field of teaching mindfulness to youth, entitled Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth: Mindfulness in Clinical Practice, Education and Research, and it was a resounding success! I like to say that what happened in San Diego those 2 days was “a community discovering that it IS a community” and celebrating their existence and work thus far.

Thanks in large part to a commitment by Jon Kabat-Zinn and his wife Myla, to speak and offer a workshop on Mindful Parenting, the Second Annual conference is now booked and open for registration on February 1-3, 2013 at the Catamaran Hotel in San Diego and I hope that you will consider attending. In addition to Jon’s public talk on Friday evening and the parenting workshop, we will be adding two research symposia and a poster session, and will be featuring keynote talks by notable leaders in the field Linda Lantieri, Margaret Cullen and Tish Jennings. There will also be a number of pre- and post-conference workshops dedicated to practical skill-building and training in a variety of approaches to mindfulness with youth.

I strongly urge you to consider attending and/or sharing this information with any of your colleagues or friends who may have an interest. Our intended “market” is clinicians, educators, researchers and interested parents who wish to explore and expand their understanding of bringing mindfulness to our kids and teens. Continuing Education credits for physicians, psychologists, therapists and educators will be available.

Here is the link to the conference site:

Thanks for taking the time to read, forward and consider this invitation!


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