Central Connecticut State University and CREC to Hold Conference on Mindfulness

Nov 28, 2015
CCSU LogoDate: Thursday, December 10, 2015 and Friday, December 11, 2015 
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Central Connecticut State University, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050 

On December 10 and December 11, Central Connecticut State University and CREC will hold a conference about mindfulness on the university’s New Britain campus. 

Mindfulness is being aware of what is happening in the present moment, and the practice has been integrated successfully into many fields, including mental health, business and industry, and education.

Those interested in learning more about mindfulness can register for one or both days of the conference. Each day will feature a different keynote speaker. Linda Lantieri, director of The Inner Resilience Program, will speak on December 10 at Alumni Hall. On December 11, Brandon Nappi, executive director of the Copper Beech Institute, will deliver the keynote address at Constitution Hall, and James Tillman, an inspirational speaker and author, will talk to participants during lunch. 

The conference will include breakout sessions to help participants learn about how mindfulness can help them in the many facets of their lives. Breakout sessions include, but are not limited to, Mindfulness in Early Childhood; Mindfulness and Yoga in the K-8 Therapeutic Classroom; Teaching Mindfulness in a Maximum Security Prison; and Mindful Maneuvers: Using Breath, Body, Mind with Military and Veterans. 

To participate in the conference, there is a cost of $100 per day. To learn more about the conference or to register, visit www.crec.org/mindfulness