Dr. Amy Saltzman
Breakout Facilitator & Panelist at the 2017 Teen Wellness Conference
Yoga, Mindfulness, & Creative Expression
Mindfulness: Skills for Surviving & Thriving
This breakout session will be experiential. You will learn simple powerful practices that you can use to not only survive everyday challenges (difficulties at school, issues with friends and family, setbacks in your chosen pursuits) but also to thrive, pursue your passions, and share your unique gifts with the world. Together we will explore how you can respond to common internal and external challenges. Specifically you will learn how watching your thoughts and befriending your feelings can help you to respond to circumstances in your life. These skills are being used by professional athletes, artists, lawyers, doctors, teachers, and therapists. They are being taught at Microsoft, Google, Facebook Apple, and Nike to enhance well-being, creativity and resilience.
Pronouns: she, her, hers
I am a holistic physician, mindfulness coach, scientist, wife, mother, devoted student of transformation, long-time athlete, and occasional poet. My passion is supporting people of all ages in enhancing their well being and discovering the Still Quiet Place within. I have the privilege of being recognized by my peers as a visionary and pioneer in the fields of holistic medicine and mindfulness for youth.
I’ve offered mindfulness to young people from pre-K to college undergrads in socioeconomically diverse school and community settings. I’ve conducted two research studies evaluating the benefits of teaching mindfulness to child-parent pairs and to children in low-income elementary schools. These research projects were conducted in collaboration with the Department of Psychology at Stanford University.