SHOW 4 : Awareness In Education
Guests: Megan Cowan & Dr. Amy Saltzman
Air Date: September 23, 2010

Dr. Amy Saltzman is a holistic physician trained in internal medicine, a Founding Diplomate of the American Board of Holistic Medicine, and a member of the Northern California Advisory Committee on Mindfulness. Dr. Amy has taught Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to a variety of interested individuals and groups- patients, physicians, elementary and junior high school students, parents, teachers, and corporate executives. She has worked in collaboration with Philippe Goldin Ph.D. of the Clinically Applied Affective Neurosciences Lab at Stanford, and is currently conducting research on the benefits of offering MBSR to elementary school children and to families. Previously she conducted research on the benefits of teaching MBSR to patients with chronic pain and chronic illness.

Megan Cowan received a BA in Comparative Health and Healing from the University of California, Berkeley, and has been practicing mindfulness since 1996 and working with children in various settings since 1999. She first brought these two passions together in 2001 when she expanded a mindfulness program from 15 to over 100 children and created mindfulness curriculum for monthly and summer programs. As a cofounder of Mindful Schools, Megan has taught mindfulness to over 2000 children and trained over 200 teachers. Megan also consults with families on how to incorporate and apply mindfulness to address a variety of struggles that families encounter and increase the happiness of households.

Other Resources:


The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and
Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate by Susan K. Greenland

Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness: A Guide for Anyone Who Teaches Anything
by Deborah Schoeberlein

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