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Teaching from the Heart of Mindfulness Paperback – May 27, 2015
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“Dr. Lauren Alderfer is a pioneer in the field of mindfulness in education. Teaching from the Heart of Mindfulness shows us what a truly mindful teaching practice looks like.” ―Meena Srinivasan, author of Teach, Breathe, Learn: Mindfulness In and Out of the Classroom(Meena Srinivasan)
“In this book, Teaching from the Heart of Mindfulness, Lauren Alderfer explains how it is possible to cultivate warm-heartedness through the practice of mindfulness.” ―His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama(His Holiness The XIV Dalai Lama)
“Teaching from the Heart of Mindfulness is an invaluable resource to nourish heart and soul in teachers and their students. At a time when many in education are losing heart, this book will help teachers take heart, reclaiming the inward source from which all good teaching flows.” ―Parker J. Palmer, author of The Courage to Teach(Parker J. Palmer)
“For the sake of this next generation, and the wellbeing of our world, my prayer is that this beautiful book reaches teachers world-wide.” ―Tara Brach, PhD., author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge(Tara Brach, PhD)
“In Teaching From the Heart of Mindfulness Lauren Alderfer does exactly that. She teaches us directly from the heart of her own mindful wisdom. Alderfer offers teachers and schools the gift of orienting towards a heart centered education that could totally transform our society.” ―Daniel Rechtschaffen, author of The Way of Mindful Education(Daniel Rechtschaffen)
"Lauren Alderfer writes from deep personal practice and wise experience, providing meaningful anecdotes and resources that educators around the world will find both useful and inspiring. This book reminds us to start with ourselves in order to be of most benefit to others as we widen our circle of care." ―Krysten Fort-Catanese, Director of Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness, Phuket International Academy, Thailand(Krysten Fort-Catanese)
About the Author
Lauren Lauren-AlderferAlderfer blends her unique background as an international educator and consultant, mindfulness practitioner, yoga therapist, and professor to bring mindfulness—for greater wholeness of body, mind, and heart—to diverse settings. She is the author of several children’s books including Mindful Monkey, Happy Panda. Lauren holds a Ph.D. in Global Educational Leadership.
Find audio recordings of mindfulness practices from this book and much more at: www.laurenalderfer.com
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