Interview with Dave Smith, #MKPS2019, Day 5
Day 5 of the #MindfulKidsPeaceSummit is here! The theme today is Social Emotional Learning, Interacting with Others, and Positive Psychology: More Mindfulness and how Teachers and Parents Can Help.
The online international Mindful Kids Peace Summit was created by teen, Adam Avin, for other teens, to be shown in schools across the world as part of the annual curriculum. It focuses on mental health & stopping violence. 50+ experts speak about diversity, inclusion, communication, kindness, anti bullying, peace, mindfulness, positivity, social emotional learning, emotional intelligence, coping with stress, coping with emotions, coping with trauma, self-awareness, self-regulation, self-compassion, positive psychology, interaction with others, & so much more. For more information about the #MindfulKidsPeaceSummit, Wuf Shanti, Kids Association for Mindfulness in Education and/or MindBe-Education, please visit https://www.mindfulkidspeacesummit.com/first-page, www.facebook.com/wufshanti, http://www.mindfuleducation.org/kame/ and www.facebook.com/mindbe-education.
Next up is Dave Smith from Mindful Schools, and this was a fun interview because this guy is for real. I like speaking with adults that treat teens as their equals. And plus, he made me laugh.
#Mindfulness saved my life…. Learning that I can pay attention to something other than what I’m thinking about, blew my mind. I learned that I could get out of my mind & the story going on in my mind.”
“#EmotionalIntelligence is being able to recognize the emotion that you’re feeling while you’re feeling it. Most people if they are angry, think about blaming someone. The key is to create a choice point. We get to choose what we do.”
“The mind wanders, get used to it…#mindfulness is not clearing your mind, it’s changing the relationship that we have with our mind. Our minds should be a friendly companion. Recognizing that our mind wanders is the whole game, & then you bring it back.”
To hear what else he has to say and register for the summit: https://www.mindfulkidspeacesummit.com/first-page