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Friday, July 28 • 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Mindfulness at School

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Define Mindfulness from its philosophical roots and yogic practice to application in other sectors of life (business, gov't, sports, politics, medicine and education). Explain the benefits of providing a foundation rooted in self-awareness, non-harming of self and others, resilience, and positive outlook about life through meditation. Show examples of how meditation can help students with anxiety, ADD, ADHD, aggression to develop coping strategies, to become rooted in self confidence and express their true nature despite outside pressure or negative feedback from the outside world. Demonstrate how mindfulness through yoga can help benefit students and teachers in daily academic life. Provide resources for teachers to try simple breathing and meditation exercises in the classroom to help improve attention, focus and memory recall during class. Illustrate situations at school where Mindfulness and personal meditation practice has helped me as a teacher create more opportunities to help enrich students' experience in every aspect of student life on campus. Through yoga practice and meditation, our mindless personal stories generated by ego are replaced by a more realistic present moment mindfulness that can produce powerful transformations. Instead of defaulting to our general tendency to avoid challenging situations or unsuccessful outcomes, meditation can help us to embrace them as a natural part of the learning experience at all levels of life. This positive mindset allows us to be empathetic toward ourselves, our students, parents and all the stakeholders on campus. A mindful environment is one that supports life long learners and envisions unlimited potential in all aspects of campus life.

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Un Jung Lee

Woodward Academy
Art instructor and Grounded Kids Yoga teacher at WA Lower School.


Friday July 28, 2017 12:20pm - 1:10pm
Jane Woodruff Hall 134

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