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The Value of a Community-Wide School Mindfulness Program with Doug Worthen

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Smith Campus Center (Bock Room), Harvard University

75 Mt Auburn Street

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Cambridge, MA 02138

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The Value of a Community-Wide School Mindfulness Program

with Doug Worthen

Eight years ago, the Middlesex School of Concord, MA hired Doug Worthen on a part-time basis in order to introduce mindfulness into the school's curriculum. After a few years, his position expanded to become a dedicated, full-time role, allowing mindfulness to be shared with the wider school community, including students, teachers, parents, staff, and alumni. In this talk, Doug Worthen will describe Middlesex's mindfulness education model and discuss the impact that this program has had on the school community.

At the end of this event, participants will be able to:

1. Describe different models of mindfulness education within independent and public schools.

2. Describe the mindfulness education model implemented at the Middlesex School.

3. Describe approaches to teaching mindfulness to different audiences within a larger school community, including students, athletes, faculty, staff, and parents.

Doug Worthen is the Director of Mindfulness Programs at the Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts. Since 2010 he has been supporting and educating the Middlesex School community (students, faculty, staff, parents, and alums) in mindfulness. Doug began practicing mindfulness meditation in 1999 as a member of the UVA national championship lacrosse team and has been a dedicated practitioner ever since. Living through two bouts of lymphoma, including a bone marrow transplant in 2007, Doug has experienced firsthand the healing power of mindfulness. Doug has attended several 1-3 month-long mindfulness retreats, is a faculty member of the iBme Teacher Training, and is dedicated to supporting other schools in creating full-time mindfulness faculty positions.

Continuing Education:

Continuing Education (CE) credits available for psychologists, licensed mental health counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and nurses. Please see details at http://meditationandpsychotherapy.org/lecture-series.

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Suggested donation for general attendance is $15. CE credits are available for a fee of $30. Please click the Green 'Tickets' button to register.

Directions:

The Smith Campus Center (formerly Holyoke Center) is a large building occupying the block bounded by Massachusetts Avenue, Dunster Street, Holyoke Street, and Mount Auburn Street. The center's street address is 75 Mt. Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. The lecture will be held in the Bock Room, which is on the 6th floor of the center.

Please note that The Smith Campus Center is currently under construction. Use the entrance on Dunster Street (across from Mike’s Pastry) to access the building. You will need to sign in with an ID at the security desk. We will alert them to the event. Take the elevator to the 6th floor. The Bock Room is down the hall on the right.

Click here for general directions to Harvard University. If using public transit, take the Red Line to the Harvard stop; or take any number of buses that come to Harvard Square.

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Parking is limited around Harvard Square. There are metered parking spaces available around the square, though they are usually quite full. Click here for listings of parking garages in Harvard Square.

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Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series

This program is part of the Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series, offered through collaboration by the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, and the David S Rosenthal Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, Harvard University Health Services. In this monthly series, gather with friends and colleagues in an informal setting to explore the intersection of mindfulness, compassion, and clinical practice. The presenters are notable leaders and speakers in the field who bring with them a wide variety of research and clinical experience. Each presentation will be followed by Q&A and discussion. Everyone is invited to attend.

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