Presented by Bill Herman
“Children learn more from what you are, than what you teach.”
- W.E B. DuBois
This course is specifically designed to give practical techniques to educators on how to to shape children, by starting with ourselves. We learn powerful physiological tools to proactively manage our mind, emotions and the stress in our lives.
In this three-day session awareness is brought to the choices we make for integrating healthy practice into daily life. Self-care is seen not as selfish, but as an integral understanding that my own habits transfer to the next generation. It gives those who work with children, whether in the role of teacher or parent, diagnostic tools to shift mindset and develop a new outlook on managing stress.
On each day targeted breathing techniques provide participants with a repeatable physiological practice which compliments a cognitive understanding of the functioning of the mind. As adults we take full responsibility for our values and behavior which we pass on to the children we work with.
Space for this session is limited!
Born, in 1952, and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Educated at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where he received BFA in 1975 and MFA in 1982. Started meditating in 1970 and became a meditation teacher in 1972. Taught High School photography and art in various Chicago area high schools, from 1975 thru 1997. Became Art of Living teacher in 1996. Started focusing on Youth Leadership Training Program (YLTP) in 2001 and has maintained this interest ever since .
Youth empowerment specialist and leadership trainer with years of experience leading programs that bring to children, teens, young adults, parents and educators the ability to manage mind, stress and emotions.. Experienced at designing programs for community development, stress and trauma relief and youth leadership and teacher training in U.S.A and international settings. He taught Youth Leadership Training Programs in Haiti, Canada Pakistan and Mexico.
In 2008 he founded and began training teachers YES! For Schools, a program of the International Association for Human Values, that provides children, teens and educators with tools to manage emotions and stress, and uplift human values to create healthy, responsible individuals and peaceful culture in schools. Since 2008 YES! for Schools has been taught in North America to over 110,000 young people and their teachers. In 2011 it began spreading to other countries in South America and the Caribbean and now YES! for Schools is active in Australia, Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Dominican Republic, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, South Africa and England. Recently the YES! for Schools program has focused on working with Ministries of Education on the state level to Create a Culture of Peace in Mexico and Brazil. Utilizing the existing structure of schools YES teaches healthy life habits, uplift inherent human values and physiological tools such as breath, to manage mind and emotions thus creating successful, fulfilled human beings.
Lives in Chicago, IL half the year and in Lake Tahoe, CA the other half with wife, Emily Lifton.