International Conference Mindfulness 2020

August 29-30, 2020

Olimia Spa, Podčetrtek

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About the international conference

“Mindfulness 2020”

"Be Mindful, Teach Mindfully, Teach Mindfulness"

An International Conference on Mindfulness Practice in the School Setting

Olimia Spa, Podčetrtek, Slovenia

August 29- 30, 2020

     The practice of mindfulness is increasingly being introduced to various establishments, including hospitals, business and increasingly, school communities.

Hundreds of studies have shown that the practice of mindfulness leads to improved physical health, enhancement of social-emotional well-being, development of executive functions (mental flexibility, working memory and self-control), as well as intrinsic motivation, resilience to stress and anxiety, and mental wellbeing.

 Foundations of Mindfulness
for Personal Development,
Self-Awareness and Self-Care
 Bringing Mindfulness
to Life at School
 A word to teachers
and educators

Mindfulness program is part of the national curriculum in England, it is also part of the curriculum of IBO International Baccalaureate Organization and part of the curriculum at universities in Australia. The Mindfulness concept are being implemented inow also at some elementary, secondary and high Schools in Slovenia.

Besides social and emotional learning programs, mindfulness programs for teachers and students continue to show promise for improving the ability to focus, concentrate and and attend in a relaxed yet alert manner. Moreover, the cultivation of mindfulness enables the cultivation of self-compassion and kindness, key ingredients in emotional intelligence. Empathy, compassion, creativity and inner peace are essential for general wellbeing and for the atmosphere in an educational environment. It is increasingly evident that the implementation of these programs can have a profoundly positive effect on the entire school community.

     There are times when we feel that we lack a certain readiness or ability to prove ourselves in life and live as if it was truly important that we do it the way we are capable and worthy of living at the only moment that we have at our disposal – the present moment.
This bold realization is extremely important. It can change the world. It certainly nourishes the soul of those who decide to pay regard to this intuition or realization, and it changes their lives.

Jon Kabat-Zinn (UMass Medical Center)

The international conference "MINDfulness 2020" includes a range of sessions by experts in a variety of fields. In addition to the application of mindfulness practice in the school setting, our presenters bring the latest findings in the fields of cognitive science, cognitive therapy and clinical practice.

In short, the conference will further the timely and important discussions about contemporary approaches and challenges in teaching. Our intent is to enhance conference attendees’ ability to enable greater wellbeing and academic success for children and adolescents, while furthering their creativity and concentration, social and emotional intelligence, and character growth.

We cordially invite you to take part in our international conference either as a lecturer, participant, sponsor, exhibitor, or in some other capacity in organizing or realizing the conference.

Do not miss this unique opportunity to enrich your knowledge and acquire skills that you can later apply to your professional field of work and to life in general.

Lectures at the conference are to be presented in one of the following languages: English, Slovenian, Croatian or Serbian.

Looking forward to seeing you as a participant at the conference, we are extending our sincere greetings.

Program and organizing committee:
mag. Mojca Orel and Stanislav Jurjevčič,
mag. Katarina Vodopivec Kolar,
Jana Pertot Tomažič and Tina Šetina