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MindUP - A Parents' Workshop

posted Nov 25, 2013, 11:50 AM by Lee Drever   [ updated Dec 3, 2013, 10:02 AM ]
 December 4th  (Previously Scheduled For Nov 27) 
 Immediately Following PAC Meeting at 6pm 
 Tickets: $2.00 
MindUP is a research-based training program for educators and children. Students learn to self-regulate behaviour and mindfully engage in focused concentration required for academic success.  

The MindUP Program 

MindUP was created to help children understand the ways their brains work as well as how their thoughts and feelings affect their behaviour. It has four goals:  
  • To foster mindful focused awareness; 
  • To increase positive human qualities, such as empathy, perspective-taking, helpfulness and kindness; 
  • To increase optimism and well-being, 
  • To foster a cohesive, caring classroom climate. 
MindUP is a comprehensive collection of social, emotional, and self- regulatory strategies and skills developed for children to cultivate well- being, focused attention and emotional balance.

MindUP nurtures optimism and happiness in the classroom, helps eliminate bullying and aggression, increases empathy and compassion, while resolving peer conflict in schools.

MindUP Parent Workshops

MindUP parent workshops help to equip families with brain-focused strategies to raise optimistic and resilient children. Parents will learn how to decrease parental frustration and infuse family life with joy, optimism, and mindful connection.

The MindUP parent workshops utilize key components from the lessons in the MindUP curriculum to provide families with easy strategies to increase attention, improve emotional and behavioral regulation skills, help manage stress, and to help the entire family develop a positive mind-set.

Molly Stewart Lawlor, M.A., Ph.D student
Department of Educational & Counseling Psychology and Special Education
The University of British Columbia Laboratory
Certified MindUP trainer for the Vancouver School Board 

If you would like to learn more about the research around Social and Emotional Learning, please visit You can learn more about the MindUP program at   

Note: There is no childcare at this event, please make alternate arrangements for your children.

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