Mindfulness and youth conference in San Diego

"Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth: Mindfulness in Clinical Practice, Education and Research," a professional mindfulness and youth conference, will take place in San Diego this weekend (Feb. 4-5, 2012).

The conference, sponsored by the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness, is co-organized by the center's director, Steven Hickman, and Mindful.org's own "On Teen Life" blogger Gina Biegel, founder of "Stressed Teens."

The conference will feature some of the leaders in the field of bringing mindfulness to youth, as well as other notable thought leaders in the fields of mindfulness, education and neuroscience. 

Keynote speakers will include Susan Kaiser-Greenland, Rick Hanson, Amishi Jha, Pamela Seigle and Chip Wood.

The intention of the conference, among other things, is to showcase some of the groundbreaking work being done in the area of bringing mindfulness to youth, as well as spur discussion and collaboration.

For more information about the conference, click here. Online registration is now closed, but it will still be possible to register in person at the conference. 

To find out more about the work being done in the field of Mindfulness for Teens at UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness, see this 5-minute video:

Want to know more about bringing mindfulness to youth? Read Mindful.org blogger Elisha Goldstein's interview with Susan Kaiser Greenland. Also see Gina Biegel's posts "On Teen Life" and Mindfulness and Youth: A cause for optimism—a report on an international youth conference also co-organized by Biegel.

Photo caption: At left, Gina Biegel; at right, Susan Kaiser Greenland

Updated 02/02/12

Posted 11/23/11