Here are some of the programs and workshops being offered in various places. Please contact me with news about your L2B program so your information can be shared with others.
- We were so pleased to be able to share L2B with teachers and students in Hong Kong as guests of the International Invitational Education Alliance. Thanks to Dr. Peter Wong, Dr. Pattie Yuk Yee Luk Fong, Principals and students of Lok Sin Tong Leung Wai Fong Memorial School, PLK Fong Wong Kam Chuen Primary School, Creative Primary School, Creative Secondary School, and Po Kwong Special School for your warmth and welcome.
- Drexel Medical School 2nd year medical students teach L2B at Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology (PCAT). Matt Danish and Zara Hazavei, both second year medical students, have volunteered to teach L2B to PCAT 6th and 7th graders for two years. They began this work as part of Drexel Medical School’s Community Service Program. Thanks, Matt and Zara, for your impressive commitment to young people!
- The Penn State Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
On December 3rd and 4th, a team from the Prevention Research Center, led by Mark Greenberg, participated in L2B training. Pictured below from left to right are Mark Greenberg, Christa Turskma, Jet Schneider, Deirdre Katz, Elaine Berrena, Trish Broderick, Joy Mitra, Alexis Harris, Rachel Abenavoli, and Moe Kishida. Participants not included in this photo are Kami Dvorakova, Jacinda Li, and Dorothy Morelli. Check out their website for more information about the Prevention Research Center’s work. PRC Link
- Drexel Medical School, Philadelphia, PA
At Drexel University, medical students may elect to teach stress reduction and mindfulness to adults and youth in the Philadelphia area as part of their community experience requirement. Students start by taking a for-credit elective designed to teach mindfulness to medical students taught by Dr. Steve Rosenzweig, M.D. They then have the option of working in the community with adults or with youth. The youth training involves two to three sessions on L2B and other mindfulness practices for youth facilitated by Trish Broderick. This Community Experience program was developed and is directed by Dr. Rosenzwieg. The 2013-2014 Drexel Medical Student Volunteers are pictured below. They will be teaching mindfulness and stress reduction at Mariana Bracetti Charter School, Philadelphia Center for Arts and Technology (PCAT), and St. James School.
- University of LaVerne, LaVerne, California
At the University of La Verne in LaVerne, CA, Dr. Laurie Schroeder, Chair of the Department of Advanced Studies in Education and Human Development, offers Learning to BREATHE to all her graduate students. Laurie is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and has been trained in L2B and CARE at the Garrison Institute.
- Friends Schools, Pennsylvania and Tasmania
Plymouth Meeting Friends– Fifth Grade Project in Pennsylvania
Friends School – Tasmania – Body and Mind training was offered for year 8s using L2B in 2013. More information about the 2014 implementation will be posted when it is available.
- University of North Carolina: Program on Integrative Medicine
L2B is an offering of the Integrative Medicine Department at UNC. See the description below.
- Central Bucks, PA, SAT Prep Class
At Central Bucks, L2B is offered in the SAT prep class and other classes.
- Johns Hopkins Bayview Clinic
At Johns Hopkins, Sarah Sloane is working with a clinical population using L2B.
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The complete Learning to BREATHE curriculum, including 6 and 18 session versions and free, downloadable supplementary materials, is available from New Harbinger Publications and Amazon. Individual student workbooks for the 6-session version are also available separately. The complete program is also available in Chinese from Big Apple Publishers.