An interview with TeenzTalk regarding the benefits of mindfulness for teens.
News and Interviews
Welcome to the Still Quiet Place press page. Below you'll find a variety of interviews and news items pertinent to my work in the mindfulness field. Please check back often for updates. To request an interview, please contact me.
In the spring of 2010, when I spoke at the Mindfulness in Education Conference at Lesley University, I found myself repeatedly forming circles with both hands and moving them toward one another. Over and over, I spoke of circles beginning to converge. As a mindfulness educator, I continue to see a coalescing or “coming together” of this field’s previously “separate” parts, perspectives, approaches, and philosophies into a more unified and spacious whole. Below is a summary of my 2014 closing keynote for the Bridging and Minds of Youth Conference in San Diego describing of some of the many circles that are now converging as the field blossoms. For clarity and ease, the term “teachers” will refer to classroom teachers, and the term “educators” will refer to all of us involved in the shared work of bringing mindfulness into education. Read full article
This summer I had the privilege of offering a two day workshop on Mindfulness in Education to the devoted teachers participating in the Teaching Fellows Institute, and an evening for with caring parents and community members in Charlotte, NC. here is an interview from the Charlotte Observer.
Click below to watch my t.v. interview with my dear friend and colleague Dr. Steve Hickman, director of the UCSD Center for Mindfulness.
With wisdom, kindness, and inspiring clarity, born from years of mindful living and teaching mindfulness, Amy Saltzman, M.D. guides us through the research proven practical steps of how to help young people learn the fundamentals of resilience, focus, and compassion. Science supported, clinically sound, and educationally brilliant, this book will provide essential tools for all who wish to learn from a master about how children and adolescents can discover their “still quiet place,” the source of their emotional and social intelligence and a lifelong center of inner peace.”
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
Author, Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain; and Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation.
Clinical Professor, UCLA School of Medicine
Co-director, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.
Please enjoy Mikaela’s beautiful book, describing her experience with Mindfulness, with Ms. Coleman’s third grade class at St. Christopher School.
This paper reviews research and curricula pertaining to the integration of mindfulness training into K-12 education, both indirectly by training teachers and through direct teaching of students. Click here IMEK-12 ARTICLE IN JOURNAL MINDFULNESS (ONLINE VERSION)-1
Teaching mindfulness to kids and teens has been described by Amy Saltzman M.D. as “the truest form of preventive medicine I know.” Click here to read the full article
Today Amy talks to us about what the still quiet place is for children and teenagers, the impact of her research with children, and a little practice and advice to help us parents, caregivers and teachers along the way. Click here to read the full interview.