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Brain Injury Information & Training
Mary Lee Foundation Community Center
1327 Lamar Square Drive Austin, Texas 78704
Date ~ February 14th 2017 Tuesday Evening
Time ~ 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Movie: ROOM TO BREATHE
Across the nation, schools are facing an epidemic of students struggling with poor attention, low academic performance, lack of impulse control, stress, bullying and violent behavior. Room to Breathe explores one promising solution that has been tested in numerous public and private schools and in various therapy settings. This self-regulatory technique is called “mindfulness” which improves a person’s ability to focus and concentrate, enhances self-awareness, and helps decrease impulsive behavior.
The film presents a hopeful story of transformation, following a young mindfulness teacher, Megan Cowan, as she spends several months attempting to teach the technique to troubled kids in a San Francisco public middle school that tops the district in disciplinary suspensions.
Confronted by defiance and contempt, Cowan at first runs into substantial difficulties in the classroom. But under her guidance, the students begin to learn the technique and eventually use it to take greater control over their lives, decrease stress, and focus better in class and at home.
Based on the experiences depicted in the film, as well as results at other schools and independent academic studies, the mindfulness technique appears to have broad potential to significantly improve a person’s social interactions, reduce bullying and violence, and improve academic performance and graduation rates.
Participants will learn the basic principles of mindfulness, thereby giving them the tools to improve their quality of life.
Light Refreshments will be served.
If you have any questions or comments please forward to our moderator Chip Howe
- All training sessions are held on the second Tuesday of each month (same time and location), sessions are free of charge, open to the general public and no reservation is needed.