“There are now quite a few books on the applications of mindfulness in educational settings. Among them, I find Communicating Mindfully exceptional in the depth of awareness embodied in its perspective. This is the kind of depth needed in fostering significant development in education.”

Richard Brady, Founder/Director
Mindfulness in Education Network (MiEN)

 
 

Chapter Titles/Course Progression:

  1. Getting Started: Beginner’s Mind
  2. Conversation and Listening Skills
  3. Becoming Better Listeners
  4. Nonverbal Behavior and Physical Sensations
  5. Self-Talk: Getting to Know Ourselves
  6. Self-Concept: Who Do You Think You Are?
  7. Assertive Behavior: Tell It Like It Is
  8. An End and a New Beginning
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The Communicating Mindfully (CM) curriculum includes a textbook written by Professor Dan Huston. Each chapter includes an introduction to a variety of communication concepts, a discussion of those concepts as they relate to mindfulness, access to an accompanying guided meditation, an Application Journal assignment to help students apply mindful communication skills to their lives, and samples from former students.
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“Dan Huston is doing important work that is grounded in both personal experience and careful research in a field that is growing in importance. As the practice of mindfulness extends into the field of education it is important that the integration be done by informed, skilled practitioners. Dan’s book promises to play a critical role in this process, helping to ensure that mindfulness is used by teachers in a way that is consistent with a practice that is ancient and also contemporary, supported by a growing number of research studies on its effects on health and well-being. If used wisely, mindfulness has the potential to transform schools by transforming students’ lives—helping them to become more self-aware, less stressed, and more engaged in their education. Communicating Mindfully can play a vital role in making that happen.”

 

Melissa Blacker, MA, Director
Oasis Professional Education and Innovation
Associate Director, Stress Reduction Program
Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society
University of Massachusetts Medical School