American Academy, a program within American Heritage Schools, will host “Mindfulness and Your Child,” a virtual event via Zoom on Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m.
This event is part of American Academy’s monthly program, “Experts in Learning Differences” speaker series. Hosted by Alexandra Rollins, admissions director of the American Academy program, the expert speaker for the May event is Piero Falci, an author and educator of mindfulness meditation and mindful living.
Mindfulness is a word that means different things to different people. During this event, Falci will explain why it is important to help children practice mindfulness meditation and prepare them to live more mindfully. He equates mindfulness to a sport in which mindfulness meditation is the practice, and mindful living is the game. While practice is important, what one does in practice is of less consequence than their performance during the game.
“There is a lot of violence and insanity in the world, and I am convinced that mindfulness is an antidote to that,” Falci said. “I am devoted to helping individuals have insights that may expand their selflessness and compassion and lead to the growth of kindness and care for all sentient beings and the natural environment.”
Falci is an educator of mindfulness meditation and mindful living and several well-established programs, such as the acclaimed Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. He received his training from the teachers at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and his MBSR teacher certification at the Mindfulness Center at the Brown University School of Public Health. He has written several books and offers a variety of mindfulness courses on how to apply mindfulness for the improvement of life.
The speaker series is streamed live virtually, as well as available for viewing following each event. The purpose of the series is to educate families about topics that relate to mild learning differences and are relevant today. All of the speakers are experts in the various disciplines of each topic.
To reserve a spot, visit https://ahschool.info/MaySpeakerSeries. Limited spots are available for this free, online and live event. For more information about the speaker series, visit https://www.ah-americanacademy.com/speaker-series.
American Academy is a college preparatory program for advanced students with mild learning differences, such as dyslexia, ADHD and auditory processing.