Over the last three decades, FACES Conferences has helped support, give a voice and platform for a variety of mental health issues – dual disorders, PTSD, domestic violence, alcohol/drug recovery and relapse prevention, to mention a few.
Over the last five years, they have focused on the integration of “mindfulness” in the counseling field. They are passionate about bringing mindfulness skills to counselors and their clients.
Mission: To provide great mindfulness conferences that bring together speakers, experts and thought leaders in psychology who are experts on mindfulness, meditation and dharma to educate, empower, connect and inspire people to be a catalyst for positive change in their own lives and community.
For more information on dates and locations, please see: http://facesconferences.com/mindfulness-conferences/
Investigating and Integrating Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society
Hosted by: The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, University of Massachusetts Medical School
An international gathering of mindfulness meditation-oriented clinicians, researchers, and educators presenting scientific findings, clinical topics, symposia, and training institutes critical to the development of MBSR and other mindfulness-based interventions.
For more information on dates and location, please see: http://www.umassmed.edu/Content.aspx?id=41258
Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth: Mindfulness in Clinical Practice, Education, and Research
Presented by: UC San Diego School of Medicine AND UCSD Center for Mindfulness
The core focus of the Bridging conference is to connect people across disciplines, creating connections between the classroom, the laboratory, the therapy room and the living room, to support and foster the growth, study and dissemination of mindfulness for the good of the next generation. This conference is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the people doing the work of teaching mindfulness to our youngsters, to develop skills and competencies to do this work in your particular setting, and to learn what science has to say about this important work. All of this activity unfolds within a larger intention to build community and support those who are cultivating compassion, equanimity and inner wisdom in youth of all ages.
For more information on dates and location, please see: http://cme.ucsd.edu/bridging/index.html
Mindfulness and Education Conference: Bringing Mindfulness Practice to Children Grades K-12
Hosted by: The OMEGA Institute
In this Mindfulness & Education Conference, Omega brings together influential leaders in the field, including key education researchers, a trend-setting United States congressman, a meditation teacher and cast member of MTV’s If You Really Knew Me, and an international leader in creativity and education. Through inspiring keynote lectures, question-and-answer sessions, transformative group exercises, breakout workshops and panels, a session with school administrators, and instruction in practical application, we explore:
- The concept of a mindful society
- Challenges and opportunities of implementing new mindfulness programs in schools
- Mindfulness and the cultivation of resilience
- Mindfulness with at-risk youth
- Mindfulness and neuroscience