Today’s digital devices and apps are both powerful and powerfully distracting. Indeed, it has become increasingly clear that they can serve both as instruments of learning and connection, on the one hand, and of distraction and disconnection, on the other. At the heart of David Levy’s wrok is the application of mindfulness, which invites people to observe their own online behavior—its effects on their minds and bodies—as the basis for discovering how to make healthy and effective changes.
When you teach mindfulness in public schools are you in conflict with the First Amendment? Is it being taught in a way that it safe for children? Executive Director and founder of Calmer Choice, Fiona Jensen presents a compelling and thoughtful narrative on her journey navigating through challenging waters after a conservative Christian parent and biblical law firm very publicly articulated concerns with mindfulness being taught in the public schools as First Amendment violation and the allegations of this programming being potentially harmful for children.
In this keynote, JG Larochette and his team will share how they bring mindfulness to hip-hop as a way to fully engage and give ownership to the students of their mindfulness practices. Through these practices and modalities, student empowerment is giving them the strength to navigate the challenging life experiences and become healthier, more resilient and more powerful members of society so that they can be involved in transforming individually and then transforming communities and systems.