Developing Mindfulness in Youth

On Feb 2, Dr. Mark Greenberg will give a talk in the speaker series “Developing Mindfulness in Families, Schools and Youth” at the Simon Fraser University Harbor Centre in Vancouver.

Greenberg, who works as Director of Penn State's Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development, has been studying the effects of mindfulness on youth, and will present new insights into the ways yoga can benefit youth today.

In an interview with the Dalai Lama Center, who organized the speaker series, Greenberg spoke of the research he's been conducting.

“We’ve been doing studies in inner-city Baltimore with children who are both poor and had a lot of violence in their neighbourhood," he says. "We’ve only done some initial studies, but we’ve seen that yoga helps improve their ability to regulate emotion.”

Other upcoming talks in the Developing Mindfulness in Families, Schools and Youth” series include :

March 3: Dr Jack Miller, of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, will give a talk  on "Educating for Wisdom and Compassion."

April 12: Join Rev. Ric Matthews, a member of the Vancouver Compassion Network, for "Living Compassion in Community".

April 29: Dr Stephen Post, Director/Founder of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics, will give a talk entitled "The Power of Giving, Compassion and Hope."

May: Dr Daniel Siegel, of the Mindsight Institute, will be looking at the role of mindsight, the interweaving of insight, empathy and mindfulness.