Date: Thursday, June 2
Time: 1:00 – 1:45 p.m.
Location: 104 Gore Hall
Session recording and presentation slides are available here.
Closing plenary session
Based on an emerging body of research in the area of Mindfulness in Education, participants will learn to develop and capitalize on both their own and student attentional skills for success in and outside the classroom.
Director of the Applied Health Behavior Science Laboratory and Assistant Professor, Behavioral Health & Nutrition / Human Development & Family Studies
Michael Mackenzie is the Director of the Applied Health Behavior Science Laboratory (AHBSL), Program Director of the Graduate Certificate in Health Coaching, and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Health and Nutrition, College of Health Sciences, at the University of Delaware. He holds a MSc in Counseling Psychology, PhD in Health & Exercise Psychology, and has maintained his registration as a Clinical Counsellor in British Columbia, Canada. Our lab utilizes mixed methods and community-engaged research approaches to investigate how engagement in physical activity and mind-body practices interacts with physiological, psychosocial, and phenomenological characteristics to influence health behaviors and outcomes. Ultimately, this innovative translational research approach aids in the development, implementation, and dissemination of state-of-the-art community-based health behavior interventions, programming, and education. Our mission is to advance public health and medical care models to better include health behavior science as standard to health promotion and chronic disease prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.