Promoting Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning

with Dr. Dzung Vo

Online Workshop: Sunday, October 13, 2019 @ 10:00am-11:30am PT

Our 90-minute workshop format is designed to give educators access to experts, take a deeper dive into leading-edge topics in Mindfulness in Education, and provide high-impact learning and practice experiences. Join us!

About This Workshop

On October 13, join this interactive presentation with Dr. Dzung Vo to learn the science and practice mindfulness-based interventions that support adolescents to cope with adversity, and promote resilience and positive development. Dr. Vo is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at British Columbia Children’s Hospital and author of The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time.

From our presenter: Mindfulness means “Paying attention in a particular way: On purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally”(Kabat-Zinn).

The field of mindfulness-based interventions for adolescents and teens is currently exploding. Emerging mindfulness-based interventions for youth are showing significant promise in helping adolescents to cope with adversity, and promote resilience and positive youth development. Within education, mindfulness can be a key component of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL). SEL helps youth “acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions” (

In this interactive presentation, Dr. Vo will discuss the science and practice of mindfulness-based interventions with adolescents; share practical mindfulness exercises that educators can use in their schools and personal self-care strategies; and share mindfulness resources for youth, families, and professionals.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • Science and strategies for using mindfulness practice as a core skill to help adolescents to cope with adversity, and promote resilience and positive youth development
  • Mindfulness practices that educators and parents can use in their personal lives and professional practice
  • Tools for self-care and resilience to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue

Following this workshop, you will receive:

  • A recording of the workshop
  • A workshop kit with summarized key points, practices to try, and further resources

Meet Our Presenter: Dzung X. Vo, MD

Dr. Dzung Vo

Dzung X. Vo, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, and clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver, Canada. His medical practice, teaching, and research emphasize promoting resilience in young people to help them thrive in the face of stress and adversity. He co-developed (with Dr. Jake Locke at BC Children’s Hospital) a mindfulness training program called MARS-A, or Mindful Awareness and Resilience Skills for Adolescents, for youth with chronic stress, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. Dr. Vo is the author of The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time (New Harbinger, 2015). Dr. Vo also serves on the Board of Directors for the Mindfulness in Education Network (MiEN).

Workshop Registration

This workshop is offered on a sliding scale basis in an effort to create access for as many educators as possible. The standard registration for this workshop is $49 per attendee. Register here.

Workshop FAQs

How do I join the LIVE event? When you register, you will receive call-in instructions to join the video conference call.

What if I can’t make the LIVE event? If you’re unable to attend the live event, you may still register to access the recording and resources 2 days after the event.

Can I receive professional credits? Educators can qualify for 1 graduate-level credit for educators. In order to apply, you must log an additional 14 hours of work relevant to this topic and submit to our crediting vendor, Courses 4 Teachers. More information about this process can be found here.

Cancellations and Refunds

  • In order to receive a full refund, cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled event. Refunds will not be granted after this time.
  • If you need to cancel and request a refund, please contact
  • If you have paid for the event and were unable to attend the live workshop, you will receive access to the recording as well as any supporting resources.

This online event is presented by Mindful Schools as a part of an ongoing Workshop Series

About the Mindful Schools Workshop Series

Mindfulness practice is both a wide and deep path–the current field of secular mindfulness continues to grow and diversify in practice guidance and teaching innovations and in our understanding of research. The Mindful Schools Workshop Series provides you with an opportunity to take a deep dive into a variety of topics delivered by experts, giving you access to the leading edge of what is relevant in the field and allowing you expand your mindfulness practice and teaching.

These 90 minute sessions will equip participants with tools they can immediately implement in their personal and professional lives. Sessions will include a talk, practices, Q&A with the presenter, and a live chat with fellow participants. Followup resources will be provided with a link to the recording, summarized key points, practices to try, and further resources to continue your journey. Access our past workshops here.

Who is this for?

The Mindful Schools community includes educators, counselors, parents, and a wide range of school community members who are excited to share mindfulness with students.

Our Workshop Series is appropriate for all levels of experience. We strongly encourage completing our Mindfulness Fundamentals course so you may participate in workshops with a shared understanding of the Mindful Schools practice framework of secular mindfulness. Educators and MHPs may receive credits for the Mindfulness Fundamentals course.

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