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American Educational Research Association – Annual Conference on The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy April 2014
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Heart-Mind - The Science of Kindness: Helping Children Thrive – May 8 - 10, 2014 Old Auditorium, UBC, Vancouver, BC
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OMEGA – Mindfulness & Education Conference
July 2014 in Rhinebeck, NY
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Heart-Mind August 2014 - Resiliency - How Science Guides Resilient Practice:
August 17 - 19, 2014 Penticton, BC
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The Inner Resilience Program at the Chatsworth Elementary School: Documenting a Contemplative Education Initiative
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Skills for Life Program in Youngstown & Warren City School Districts in Ohio
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Skills for Life Program
Read about the Inner Resilience Program’s new Ohio-based project, Skills For Life
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Core Programs



Our core programs help parents and educators balance their inner and outer lives. We offer caregivers:
  • An understanding of how stress affects health and performance
  • Relaxation techniques and self-care tools to effectively manage stress.
  • Opportunities to reflect on the meaning of their work in the company of like-minded colleagues.
  • Techniques to create caring classroom communities that nurture the  whole child

Residential Retreats

Weekend retreats introduce educators to strategies for staying calm, strong, and creative amidst the stresses of work and life. Participants take home practical tools for keeping alive a sense of purpose in their work. Retreat facilitators can be found here.


Professional Workshops

We offer professional development workshops at schools on the following topics:

  • Anger Management: Cues, Triggers and Reducers
  • Conflict Resolution in Everyday Life
  • Educating the Heart: The Concepts and Skills of Emotional Intelligence
  • Self-Care Techniques for Stress Management
  • Stress Reduction Through Gentle Stretching and Creative Movement
  • Talking to Children in a Climate of Uncertainty
  • Towards a New Literacy of Technology and Media:
    What Schools Can Do

Nurturing the Inner Life Series

Through interactive exercises, individual reflection and small group discussion, educators explore the skills needed to stay centered in times of stress. This four-part monthly after-school group is hosted at our downtown training space in an atmosphere of safety and relaxation. Nurturing the Inner Life is facilitated by Linda Lantieri and Charlotte Malkmus.


Parent Workshops

Parent workshops help caregivers strengthen their own resilience and better understand the stresses affecting today’s children.  We offer workshops on a variety of topics, including:

  • Building Emotional Intelligence
    (based on Linda Lantieri’s book)
  • Violence in the Media
  • Anger Management
  • Bullying & Cyberbullying
  • Difficult Conversations with Children

K-8 Curriculum

Through techniques including progressive muscle relaxation and mindfulness practices, our k-8 curriculum helps teachers create the optimal learning environment in their classrooms by teaching students how to:

  • Calm themselves when upset
  • Relax their bodies and minds
  • Enhance their attention skills

Our curriculum comes with a CD of guided practices for use in the classroom. We offer training and follow-up support in our curriculum to teachers and counselors