2009 Fall Conference Information

Mindfulness: Foundation for Teaching and Learning

Conference Sponsors:

  • Association for Mindfulness in Education
  • Center for Contemplative Mind in Society
  • Mindfulness in Education Network
  • Mindful Schools
  • Friends Council on Education


Friday, October 30th

Keynote Address – George Mumford

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Studio One
365 45th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
Cost: $25

The Role of Mental Strengths in Developing Athletic and Academic Excellence

George T. Mumford is a Sports Psychology Consultant, Personal and Organizational Development Consultant, Executive Coach and a Teacher. As part of Phil Jackson’s support staff, he worked with the Los Angeles Lakers (1999-2003) and the Chicago Bulls (1993-1998). George will draw on his experience working with elite athletes, inner city populations, corporate executives and prison inmates to explore the mental strengths that create the foundation for excellence.

AME is a collaborative association of organizations and individuals working together to provide support for the growing interest in including mindfulness training as a component of K-12 education. We are committed to furthering training and research in this field.


Saturday, October 31st

Conference for Educators, Counselors and Administrators

8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Studio One
365 45th Street
Oakland, CA 94609
Cost: $95 (includes breakfast and lunch)

Research shows that mindfulness skills enhance concentration, attention, emotional balance, physical well-being, and openness to learning. Educational institutions including early childhood centers, public and private school systems, and national universities have embraced mindfulness as valuable educational practice. Join educational colleagues to explore the cutting edge of deep learning.


Plenary Panel

Megan Cowan is co-founder and co-director of Mindful Schools, and has been teaching children mindfulness in various settings for more than ten years.

Richard Brady Prior to “retiring” Richardtaught high school mathematics for 34 years at Sidwell Friends School in Washington D.C. For the last several years of his career he incorporated mindfulness into his teaching. Richard is currently an educational consultant, and the co-author of Tuning In: Mindfulness in Teaching and Learning

Alfred W. Kaszniak, Ph.D. is head of the department of Psychology and a professor in the departments of Psychology, Neurology, and Psychiatry at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on the neural correlates of attention and emotion regulation, and their implications for education

Interest group sessions

Early childhood education; Teaching young children in elementary school; Teaching children in middle school; Teaching young adults in high school; Teaching university students; Teaching teachers; Research on mindfulness; Developing a personal practice, Integrating personal practice and work; Parenting.


Presenters include:

Dave Mochel, chair of the Human Development Department at Cate School in Carpinteria, California.

Gina M. Biegel, MA, LMFT, a psychotherapist who teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to adolescents in multiple settings.

Shauna L. Shapiro, Ph.D., a professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University and co-author of The Art and Science of Mindfulness.

Wynne Kinder, BA, a lead instructor at Wellness Works in Schools with 17 years of teaching experience in private and inner-city public schools.

Amy Saltzman M.D., the founder and director of the Association for Mindfulness in Education and a mindfulness teacher for over 14 years.


Day of Mindfulness

Sunday, November 1st
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Park Day School
370 43rd St
Oakland, CA 94609
Cost: $60

In this full-day workshop participants will explore the many ways in which mindfulness can deepen and enrich their experience of life. Through direct instruction, mindfulness practice, and group exercises, participants will learn potent new tools for living.


Email: ame@mindfuleducation.org
Call: (650) 575-5780