Schools worldwide are turning to mindfulness and social and emotional learning as antidotes to rising stress, emotional dysregulation, and attention deficit. Research shows that students and teachers in school systems that have adopted mindfulness are happier, more focused, more compassionate, and less impacted by stress. What school woul ...Learn More
Integrating Mindfulness-Based Social & Emotional Learning Into K-12 Schools
This yearlong training serves the growing need for educational leaders to be better equipped to integrate mindfulness-based social, emotional, academic, and ethical learning into schools and school systems worldwide. With leaders in the fields of education, ...Learn More
As the times continue to change, in often surprising and troubling ways, how can we deepen our practices of self-care and understanding, and also work with others with compassion and mindfulness?
In this contemplative retreat and workshop, we gather to create space for sitting together, in difference and in struggle, as we build our ca ...Learn More
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) is an innovative group program designed to prevent relapse in people who have recovered from unipolar depression and has been shown to have transdiagnostic application across a number of mental health conditions. Based on the research of Drs. Zindel Segal, John Teasdale, and Mark Williams, and do ...Learn More
Mindfulness is often spoken of as “the heart of Buddhist meditation.” However, its essence is universal. As the Theravadan monk and Buddhist scholar, Nyanaponika Thera, put it in his classic work, The Heart of Buddhist Meditation, mindfulness is the unfailing master key for knowing the mind, and is thus the starting point; the perfect ...Learn More
Practice is at the heart of mindfulness, whether we are aiming to decrease suffering, teaching meditation, or trying to understand its scientific underpinnings. Before we can take any of these steps, we must explore what suffering is on an experiential level.
As we develop our ability to see the causes of suffering, we learn to bear wi ...Learn More
Under the leadership of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, colleges and universities nationwide have integrated contemplative practices into a variety of their courses—from literature to physics to architecture. These practices include yoga, contemplative reading and writing, mindful listening, and other practices that cultiv ...Learn More
Tai chi chuan is a system of beautiful, flowing movements used by millions of people around the world as a graceful, meditative exercise. Qigong is an ancient mind-body system for cultivating our natural energy. Both systems foster deep awareness and are traditionally taught alongside the complementary practice of mindfulness meditation.
Acceptance and mindfulness-based practices are rapidly making their way into mental health care, medicine, and society. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a newer evidence-based approach that offers empowering solutions to the problem of human suffering.
ACT seeks to transform the root sources of human suffering by balancing mi ...Learn More
Faster, smarter, cheaper—that’s what the modern workplace is all about. Yet science is now telling us what millions of people have known for hundreds of generations: Learning to mindfully sit still is a very healthy thing to do.
Are these two approaches at odds? Or can our drive for success and creative excellence find much needed ...Learn More
Intensive Price Tiers: One of the ways Convergence stands for equality and access for all is by creating a pricing tier structure that invites participants to pay based on their income level. Please consider what is truly sustainable for you, and choose a price that feels in integrity: $1,500; $1,100; or $800.
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Are you ready to be proactive about your health and well-being? Do you want to acquire new tools for living with more strength and resilience, and support your clients and patients to do so, too?
Integrating Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) practices into your life is a short-term investment that will help you live with greate ...Learn More
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