Mindfulness and Education – Guest Lecturer at Santa Fe College Feb. 22

SF Prof. Patrick Breslin has arranged for a presentation by a special guest lecturer with extensive experience in using mindfulness in an educational setting.

“Mindful Communication and Emotional Intelligence: Opening Minds and Our Hearts to Improve Communication, Effectiveness and Wellbeing,” is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22 in S-326.

The presenter, Prof. Dan Huston, is from NHTI, Concord’s Community College (New Hampshire). He has been incorporating mindfulness meditation and emotional intelligence into his communications curriculum for over a decade, and was awarded the 2008 NHTI Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

Huston has received training at the renowned Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn.

His essay, “How Mindfulness Can Help Us Become Better Communicators,” was published in a 2006 Rowman & Littlefield anthology entitled Teaching with Joy: Educational Practices for the Twenty-First Century, and he is contributing a chapter to an upcoming Jossey-Bass book, New Directions in Community Colleges.

His textbook, Communicating Mindfully: Mindfulness-Based Communication and Emotional Intelligence, details the innovative teaching methodologies he has developed, which have helped hundreds of people achieve personal and professional success through their improved communication skills. He regularly presents at national and regional conferences, and provides training in mindful communication.

His lecture is sponsored by the Department of Humanities and Foreign Languages and the SF Center for Mindfulness in Health and Education. This event is free and open to the general public. Please help get the word out!

For more information, please contact Prof. Patrick Breslin at 395-5608.

Flyer – PDF