Children and the Mental Health Crisis: The Role of Meditation

Children and the Mental Health Crisis: The Role of Meditation. Presented by the World Community for Christian Meditation
We are well aware of the Mental Health needs of our students and staff. Understanding the role of Christian Meditation as prayer, and as an avenue for support of well-being is an important idea to grasp as we seek to accompany students and staff in becoming the people God has created them to be.
This seminar would be well suited for those promoting prayer (i.e. religious consultants, administrators, teacher, etc) and those promoting mental health and well-being (i.e. administrators, Mental Health Leads, Social work, teachers, etc) within our Boards


The Keynote Speakers: Father Laurence Freeman OSB: Director of the Word Community for Christian Meditation

Fr. Laurence Freeman is a monk of the Benedictine Congregation of Monte Oliveto Maggiore. His is the director and spiritual guide of the World Community for Christian Meditation. John Main was his teacher and Fr. Laurence assisted him in establishing the foundations of the Community. Fr. Laurence is the author of a number of books on Christian Meditation. He travels extensively giving presentations and leading Christian Meditation Retreats. 

Dr. Jean Clinton: is a Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster, division of Child Psychiatry. She is on staff at McMaster Children’s Hospital with cross appointments in Pediatrics and Family Medicine, and an Associate in the Department of Child Psychiatry, University of Toronto and Sick Children’s Hospital. She is also a senior scientist at the INCH (Infant Child Health) Lab at McMaster University. In addition she is a Fellow of the Child Trauma Academy. She has been a consultant to children and youth mental health programs, child welfare, and primary care for almost 30 years. Dr Clinton was recently appointed as an education advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education.

Date: Monday 5 July, 2021
Time: 1pm – 3.30 pm (UK Time) (8am – 10:30am Toronto)
Location: This event is online only
Your $300.00 Board registration will include:

  • 10 registrations
  • Digital access to the talk after the webinar for your Board’s inservice needs
  • plus a package of materials for whole or partial retreat day/information day to help initiate teachers into meditation

Payment could be made by a Board Visa card or Wire Transfer. Your Board may have other ways of paying for international purchases.

If you have any questions please contact Andy Burns Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, Religion and Family Life Consultant. 44 Hunt St. Hamilton, ON L8R 3R1. (905) 525-2930 – Ext 2890

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