Mark Greenberg, Chairman of the Board

Keynote Address: Nurturing Mindfulness in Children and Their Caregivers: Advancing the Science and Practice of Awareness and Caring

Mark Greenberg will give a Keynote Address at the Banff Behavioral Science Conference “Mindfulness for Families, Schools and Communities” – March 15-18, 2020. https://banffbehavsci.ubc.ca/
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There has been rapid growth in the practice of mindfulness and other contemplative practices with teachers, parents, children and youth. Can these practices deepen the social, emotional, attentional and cognitive competence of adults and children? What are the next steps in both in research and practice that should be taken to assess whether these practices can nurture children’s skills and facilitate healthy development?