Integrating Mind and Body for Youth
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What You'll Learn
Explore some of the biggest challenges to mindful education and what you can do to be a more skillful facilitator
Learn the impact of mind-body awareness practices for youth and how to make them accessible for all students
Learn what culturally-informed mindfulness is, and understand why it’s important to start with a deep understanding of those who you are trying to serve
About Oscar Medina
Oscar Paul Medina is a meditation educator, purpose guide, and somatic counselor born in East Los Angeles and raised in the Mojave Desert. His personal battles with trauma and addiction led him to the path of meditation, healing and rites of passage work. As a Dalai Lama Fellow and co-founder of Mindful Garden Collective, he created a community wellness garden and environmental restoration project centered around meditation, yoga, ecology, and growing organic food for Oakland community families in need. As project manager and facilitator at Mind Body Awareness Project, he has been leading mindfulness and healing circles with inner-city youth and incarcerated individuals in the Bay Area since 2014. He is a graduate of the Hakomi and Purpose Guides Institute, where he studied mindfulness based somatic psychology, and nature based- purpose guiding. As a Mexican American, he is currently building a movement to empower Latinx communities and the leaders who serve them with the leading edge science on mindfulness, well-being and wisdom.
About Lisa Flook, PhD, MA
Lisa Flook is deeply interested in individual and societal transformation and well-being. Her research on children's social and academic stress and the effects of mindfulness interventions with teachers and students has been published in leading scientific journals. She has worked as a research scientist with the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA, and the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and most recently with an education policy think tank, the Learning Policy Institute. She earned her PhD and MA in (Clinical) Psychology from UCLA, and BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley.
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