Becoming Jackson Whole Summit
June 11 - 12, 2019
local leadership + national innovators = roadmap for a more resilient community
SONA DIMIDJIAN, PHD — PUBLIC TALK AT JACKSON HOLE HIGH SCHOOL
Dr. Dimidjian’s presented this talk — “Mindfulness and Compassion in Families, Schools, and Communities: A Whole-Hearted Approach” — to a packed auditorium of educators, parents, partners and stakeholders.
AMISHI JHA, PHD — KEYNOTE TALK
Dr. Amishi Jha, Becoming Jackson Whole’s Chief Science Advisor, opened the Summit with a fascinating talk entitled “Making the Case for Mindfulness – The Promise and the Science.”
GERALD MEYERS AND SARAH SULLIVAN, CRIM FITNESS FOUNDATION
Gerry Meyers and Sarah Sullivan, of the Crim Fitness Foundation in Flint, Michigan, share Crim’s compelling story through this talk entitled “Mindful Flint – Collective Wisdom: An overview of Flint, Michigan’s journey from Vehicle City to Mindful City.”
DEAN DORRIE FONTAINE, RN, PHD, FAAN
Dorrie Fontaine, Dean of the School of Nursing at University of Virginia, shares her decades of experience bringing mindfulness and compassion to healthcare through this lighthearted and enlightening talk entitled “The Compassionate Care Initiative: Building Resilience in Healthcare.”
SONA DIMIDJIAN, PHD, OPENING TALK FOR DAY 2 OF THE SUMMIT
Dr. Dimidjian’s opening presentation for Day Two of the Summit is entitled “Envisioning a Whole Community: Using Empathy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Spark Widespread Wellness.”
Alexis harris, phd, compassionate schools project
Dr. Alexis Harris, Director, Compassionate Schools Project, University of Virginia’s Youth-Nex Center, shares a talk entitled “Mindful Learning for the Next Generation: Building Flourishing School Communities with Mindfulness and Compassion.”
AMISHI JHA, PHD, closing talk
Our Chief Science Advisor wraps up the Summit with a detailed look at lessons learned from her recent research with soldiers and an analysis of how we can apply those lessons here in Jackson Hole.
Local leadership and in-the-trenches professionals will describe the most pressing issues facing Jackson (challenges such as housing, employee stress and burnout, civil dialogue). We’ll come up with a consensus on what “whole” looks like for Becoming Jackson Whole. Five guest experts in neuroscience, education, health care, and mindfulness will share their research and help us determine the best training and practices for our particular issues. The result will be a roadmap for empowering a critical mass with tools they need to respond to our challenges with focus, compassion and resilience.