Detailed Schedule: Teaching Mindfulness and Compassion to Youth

Friday April 11th

7:00 pm Introduction

Joanne Martin Braun, Ph.D., Regional Director of Northern California Shambhala

7:10 pm What are some of the things happening already in this field?

Science and Mindfulness with John Rettger, Ph.D., Director of the Mindfulness Lab in Stanford’s Early Life Stress Program

Mindfulness and Schools with Ida Oberman, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Community School for Creative Education in Oakland

Mindfulness and Organizations with Jessica Morey, Executive Director of Inward Bound

8:00 pm How can we

get involved or expand this work?
Panel discussion with John Rettger, Ph.D., Ida Oberman, Ph.D., Jessica Morey, Rees Sweeney-Taylor, Program Director for SquashDrive, and Sam Himelstein, Ph.D., Program Director for the Mind Body Awareness Project

Saturday April 12th

9:30 am Sitting Meditation Practice

10 am Overview: what is the history and context of this work? Where are we going? With Amy Saltzman, M.D., Director of The Still, Quiet Place, Association for Mindfulness in Education.
10:45 am Personal Contemplations and Discussion

11:15 am What kind of trainings and resources are available? And, what kinds of trainings did you make use of and what are you teaching others?

Panel discussion with Sam Himelstein, Ph.D., Amy Saltzman, M.D., Rees Sweeney-Taylor, and Meena Srinivasan, M.A., Social and Emotional Learning Leadership for Oakland Unified School District
12 or 12:15 Lunch

1 pm Experiential Exercises with Meena Srinivasan, M.A.,

1:15 pm Experiential Exercises with John Rettger, Ph.D.

1:30 pm What are the pitfalls and potentials in working with diverse populations?

Panel discussion with Meena Srinivasan, M.A., Rees Sweeny-Taylor, and Gale Young, Ph.D.,
2:15 How to get started and how to expand?

Participant discussion with presenters John Rettger, Ph.D., Ida Oberman, Ph.D., Meena Srinivasan, M.A., Amy Saltzman, M.D., Rees Sweeney-Taylor, Gale Young, Ph.D., and Sam Himelstein, Ph.D.
3:15 Next Steps

3:30 Reception