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‘I have to tell you HOW MUCH I am getting out of Mindfulness Fundamentals. I am ashamed that I thought I didn’t need it! It doesn’t matter how long one has practiced meditation. This course is so valuable and offers so much knowledge and practices for dealing with so many things. Your staff was very, […]

A Typical Week in the Year-Long Certification

On our Year-Long Certification page, we try to be as clear and succinct as we can about the structure and content of the course. However, with all the various program components, it’s still a lot to take in. Here we offer a different lens for understanding the course: what is my average week like as a […]

Online Curriculum Training – Upgrades & Improvements

As we kick off our 2014 course offerings, we wanted to announce several significant changes to the online version of our Curriculum Training (CT). These improvements – detailed below – are the result of feedback from roughly 1,000 educators, parents and mental health professionals who have been through the course. The key online CT improvements fall into […]

Mindful Schools Featured in TIME Cover Story

TIME magazine just published a cover story on mindfulness, the science behind it, and how it’s making inroads in various parts of society. The story will reach a vast number of people, many of whom have likely not been exposed in any significant way to the mindfulness movement. We are honored to have been included […]

Help Us Establish a Network of Mindful Educators

Available in PDF, JPG, and PNG format Click to Share on: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  LinkedIn Each year hundreds of parents, teachers, mental health professionals, administrators and mindfulness enthusiasts ask us what they can do to support our work – usually after being involved in it themselves or seeing it in action in their communities. Our answer is one […]

Chris McKenna: Reflections on Joining the Mindful Schools Team

Over the past few years, Megan, Randy, Vinny and I have all inquired as individuals into how we can best contribute to the Mindfulness & Education field as it continues its exponential growth around the U.S. and the world. What’s the best way to deploy our time and resources over the coming period? What matters […]

Why I’m Here: An Open Letter from Vinny Ferraro

I wanted to take this opportunity to let folks know what I’m up to these days. And as I began writing this it was hard to figure out where to begin. So in an attempt to keep this short & interesting, we’ll pick up the saga when I was 20 years old. A week off […]

The Role of Stillness in Mindfulness Below is a Q&A with one of our Curriculum Graduates about stillness. Hi Megan- I know in the first lesson, stillness is taught to be a trait of a mindful body. In one of my most recent classes of teaching mindfulness, we really focused on the aspect of stillness […]

Seeing and Being Seen

Here is one of the many insightful anecdotes we receive from our teachers: “Carlos could not sit still. When teaching mindfulness in his classroom, I’d get his attention for one moment and then literally within seconds he was turning around to talk to the person behind him. This happened continuously. I work with up to […]

Using Mindfulness to Change Habits

These days we frequently see wonderful and inspiring quotes, like: “Holding a grudge is letting someone live rent-free in your head.” “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” For a few moments, we enjoy the wisdom, but soon we are naturally whisked back to our busy lives… and […]