Build an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness
with Rick Hanson, PhD

Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 4:00pm-5:00pm PT

About This Special Event

Mindful Schools is thrilled to welcome esteemed author, meditation teacher, and researcher, Dr. Rick Hanson, for a live, online benefit event to support mindfulness in education.

Numerous studies are finding that stress, anxiety, and mental health issues are on the rise in children and adults. The American Psychological Association’s 2017 Stress in America™ survey found that two-thirds of adults are stressed about the future, Millennials have higher stress than ever before, and teens are the most stressed people in America. What’s more, a 2016 report by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that 46 percent of American teachers feel high daily stress.

Fortunately, new brain and psychological research is showing that by retraining the brain, through simple mindfulness and social-emotional learning (SEL) practices, we can dramatically reduce stress and improve wellbeing and achievement. 

At this special 1-hour event, learn helpful tools to develop resilience and bring happiness into your professional and personal life:

  • Better understand the benefits of mindfulness and SEL in schools
  • Collect new strategies for your students and clients to help them reduce stress and enhance resilience
  • Apply mindfulness practices to remove barriers to learning
  • Learn how to reduce feelings of burnout and help refresh your passion for teaching

“We want happiness that lasts, but stress and worry keep pushing it aside. That’s the brain’s negativity bias. I’ll show you how to beat that bias, and fill yourself with calm, strength, confidence, and joy.” 
– Rick Hanson

Meet Our Presenter

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a psychologist, Senior Fellow of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, and New York Times best-selling author. His books are available in 28 languages and include Neurodharma, Resilient, Hardwiring Happiness, Buddha’s Brain, Just One Thing, and Mother Nurture – with 900,000 copies in English alone. He edits the Wise Brain Bulletin and has numerous audio programs. A summa cum laude graduate of UCLA and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom, he’s been an invited speaker at NASA and Google, and at Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, and other major universities, and he’s taught in meditation centers worldwide.

Dr. Hanson has been a trustee of Saybrook University, served on the board of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and was president of the board of FamilyWorks, a community agency. He began meditating in 1974, trained in several traditions, and leads a weekly meditation gathering in San Rafael, California. His work has been featured on the BBC, CBS, and NPR, and he offers the free Just One Thing newsletter with 150,000 subscribers, plus the online Foundations of Well-Being program in positive neuroplasticity that anyone with financial need can do for free.

He enjoys wilderness activities and taking a break from emails. He and his wife have two adult children.

Event Registration

This event is a fundraiser for Mindful Schools. Your generosity provides access to mindfulness training for educators and their students, as well as direct-service mindfulness programs at under-resourced schools. Thank you for your support!


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 after the event.

About Mindful Schools

Mindful Schools – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – has trained more than 50,000 teachers, school leaders, and education professionals who are dedicated to preparing students with critical life skills to positively shift the outcomes for an entire generation.

All proceeds from this event will help Mindful Schools cultivate greater focus, resilience and empathy in schools across the globe.

Your thoughtful generosity helps to provide:

  • Access to quality programs and trainings, regardless of financial ability
  • Scholarships for teachers
  • Free classroom resources 
  • New courses and curriculum
  • School-wide mindfulness programs in underserved schools

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