Susan Kaiser Greenland
Chris poses the question “So many of us know the value of mindfulness and compassion, but how can we make mindfulness really stick beyond the brief time we spend teaching them?” In this morning workshop, we’ll look at ways to accomplish this objective by exploring:
- Holistic models of teaching
- Effective “buy-in” strategies for all ages.
- Ways to create a community of care and support in school and at home.
- Ways to help kids and adults cultivate an independent practice outside of their time with us.
Susan Kaiser Greenland developed the Inner Kids mindful awareness program and is an internationally recognized leader in teaching secular mindfulness and meditation to children, parents, educators, and clinicians. Research on her Inner Kids program has been published in the Journal of Applied School Psychology. Susan is the author of The Mindful Child and Mindful Games, and also a corporate attorney who represented the ABC and CBS owned radio and television stations for many years. While working as a lawyer, Susan volunteered in schools teaching mindfulness to children until she eventually left her law practice to teach mindfulness to kids and families full time. In 2000, she established the Inner Kids Foundation with her husband, the author Seth Greenland, bringing mindful awareness to underserved schools and neighborhoods. Quoted in numerous magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, USA Today, Real Simple, and Parents Magazine, she has also written for the Huffington Post and other publications. Susan and her husband live in Los Angeles, California, and have two grown children.