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Mindfulness in Education and Peace Conference: Saturday 9/17

The 2nd Annual Mindfulness in Education and Peace Conference at Fox Haven Learning Center September 17th, 2016 has been created to explore the issues and barriers to personal and social transformation in educational, social work, health, humanities, art, and collegiate systems in our area.


3630 Poffenberger Rd, Jefferson MD, US 21755
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  • Workshop



Sep 17
09:00 amto17:00 pm

Meditation and then conference starts promptly at 9 am.



FREE for College Students
$45 for teachers
$55 General Admission

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Mindfulness in Education and Peace Conference
The 2nd Annual Mindfulness in Education and Peace Conference at Fox Haven Learning Center September 17th, 2016 ( 8:30 am – 5:30 pm) has been created to explore the issues and barriers to personal and social transformation in educational, social work, health, humanities, art, and collegiate systems in our area. We are providing keynotes and breakout sessions, which explore and identify solutions at the individual, systematic, classroom, and community level.
We are inviting, teachers, scholars, artists, health care providers, social workers, and caretakers who want to bring mindfulness into their work in order to support socially transformative ways of living and being in an increasingly complex world.

The Conference officially starts at 8:30 am with an brief guided meditation and keynote address. All participants will then go to their first breakout session at 10 am, which will be selected in the morning during registration. Sign up sheets for breakout sessions will be on a first come first serve basis and there will be a cut off due to classroom size. Please arrive early and on time in order to get the workshop you are interested in. Keynote addresses, meditation, and Mindful Movement will be in the Big Red Barn with Tracy Blair and is open to all participants.
1 Keynote and 4 ( your choice) / 90 minute Workshops, Mindful Movement , Lunch included, and Tables
Keynote: Daniel Rechtschaffen,- author of The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students.
Integrating Mindfulness: Building Resiliency – Social and Emotional Strength for Youth: Tawanna Kane/ Inner Resource Project/ Baltimore, MD
Nurtured Heart Approach for Classroom Transformation: Wendy Weaver Baracka - WV Public Schools
The Nurtured Heart Approach (NHA) is a relationship-focused methodology for helping children and adults build inner wealth and use their intensity in successful ways. It has become a powerful and mindful way of awakening inherent greatness in all children while facilitating parenting and classroom success. The essence of NHA is a set of core methodologies originally developed for working with the most difficult children. It has a proven impact on every child, including those who are challenged behaviorally, socially and academically.

Special Needs Mindfulness and Yoga Integration: Christine K. Dance and Open Minds, Inc.
This introduction workshop will teach the characteristics and needs of special needs disorders including developmental delays, autism, ADD/ADHD, down syndrome, anxiety, traumatic backgrounds, and more. Basic behavioral and motivational principles useful for children with special needs in individual work as well as group classes will bedetailed along with beneficial communication strategies.
Connecting to the Land through Mindfulness Techniques: Barbara Martin - Hagerstown, MD
Hi, my name is Barbara Martin, I am a life coach. In my practice, I use nature as a way for my clients to ground and reconnect with their true nature. Join me as I share some of the techniques I use . . . grounding in nature, labyrinth, sit spot, forest bathing . . . . with nature as your ally you can accomplish anything.
Mindfulness and Technology - In and Out of the Classroom - Christy Wegner - - Shepherd University

SoilFul: Community Building through Urban Gardening: Xavier Brown : SoilFul / DC -
Humane Education - Lexi Greer, MA

Holistic Life Foundation: Peaceful Conflict Resolution: Teachers from HLF / Baltimore, MD - learn more about their programs at
A Mindful Approach to Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and "burn-out." - Nicholas Trietsch, LGSW - Martinsburg, WV
During this session, participants will learn about Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and "Burn out". participants will learn how to identify the symptoms, short term effects, and long term effects of Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and "burn-out."

Participants will learn about the importance of mindfulness and self care, identify self care activities, and ways to implement these activities in their life. The session will discuss work/life balance, competency building, and distinguishing between revitalization and relaxation self care.

The praxis elements of the session will be building a "tool kit" for Compassion Fatigue, Secondary Traumatic Stress, and "Burn out". Participants will learn about and practice deep breathing exercises, the SOS technique for grounding, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, meditation and guided visualization.

Participants will be able to identify resources electronically and non-electronically to assist with their tool kit. Each tool will be an item that can be used in less than 10 minutes in a home or work setting.

Nicholas Trietsch, LGSW
Storytelling: Making Mindfulness Come Alive For Teens and Educators - MINDS INC. - DC
This workshop inspires educators to discover and strengthen the most powerful tool any mindfulness educator has: sharing their story. Participants will learn a four-step approach to making their groups and classes come alive through personal shares: the four “story-types” that engage teens and adults; how to improve body language, voice tone and phrasing to grab an audience’s attention; making stories relevant for teens; and creating a safe space for students to share their truth. This workshop will be highly interactive, and empowers educators to create groups and classrooms that are authentic and accepting of everyone’s personal experience.
Roots Tribe Yoga - Domestic and International NPO / Workshop - Description soon

$55 – for general admission, $45 – for public school teachers, Students are FREE
Only 150 tickets available
Also if you are interested in Sponsoring or Partnering with this event please contact us. We have 3 levels of sponsorship at this time. All sponsors will get a free ticket to event and be on our website, FB, Banner, and in the newspaper. Please contact Jan if wanting to sponsor for your business.