In This Issue

Inspiration • What's New with MC4ME? • Recommended Resources • Research Findings •

Mindfulness Insights • Upcoming Events
"Only from the heart can you touch the Sky."
~ Rumi
What's New with MC4ME?
Mindfulness Week, April 20-26, 2020
Help us grow the success of this event statewide by offering mindfulness activities and events in your school, classroom and community. Check out our newly created Mindfulness Week Facebook page to share ideas and activities and let us know what you're planning

MC4ME Hosts Inaugural Mindfulness in Education Conference
MC4ME is collaborating with many state partners to host its first mindfulness in education conference, featuring Rhonda MaGee, law professor, mindfulness practitioner, social justice advocate
and author of the recently published book,  The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities through Mindfulness. The conference will be held  October 9 & 10  on the University of Michigan Campus in
Ann Arbor.  Click here  for a copy of the flyer with more details.
Teaching Mindfulness to Youth
MC4ME will be offering its Summer Training Institute for educators working with youth again this summer on August 4-6 in Birmingham. Look for registration in April .
Calling All Teens!
The Inward Bound Mindfulness Education ( iBme ) teen
retreat is being held again in Michigan on Lake Huron,
July 6 – July 11. Financial support is available to support
any teen in need. Contact Steve Norman to learn more.
Evaluation of MC4ME Educator IntensiveTrainings
Check out the program evaluations of the 9-week mindfulness training intensive for educators MC4ME facilitated this past fall for the Ann Arbor School District and a K-8 school in Toledo.
Recommended Resources
Teaching Mindful Self-Compassion Program (2019)
Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff . Guildford Press: New York
This book is a comprehensive instruction manual for how to teach the 8-week mindfulness self-compassion program (MSC) as developed by Drs. Chris Germer and Kristin Neff. Though not written as a replacement for taking the MSC teacher training program, this book offers a guide to the process and activities that are included in their curriculum.

Research Findings 
This pilot study evaluated the effect of a 20-week, 90-minute professional teacher development program, Call to Care –Israel for Teachers (C2CIT), on 19 different measures of wellbeing. The program centered on developing caring - receiving care, developing self-care and extending care to others, with the ultimate aim of fostering a community of care in the classroom.

Mindfulness Insights
When Teaching Mindfulness, Remember Your "Little Audience"
Rita Benn reflects that when we teach about mindfulness to young children, it is helpful to remember the level of their thinking process, and how much they're grappling to understand their own minds and gain clarity.

Upcoming Events
Sponsored Mindfulness Events in Michigan
Search Inside Yourself Certified Program
Flint, March 11 &12, 2020

Stay Woke, Justin Michael Williams
Flint, April 23, 2020