I Think, I Feel, I Learn: Social-Emotional Intelligence as a Foundation for Intellectual Growth

Aug 08, 2019 9:00AM—3:00PM


Marymount of Santa Barbara

Cost $275 members; ($425 non-members)

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We know that the cognitive, emotional, and social functions of the human brain are inseparable. There is no such thing as a purely intellectual or rational process in the human nervous system. Social-emotional practices have been shown to have a significant positive impact on cognitive performance as well as overall quality of life and even lifetime earnings. We will look at the research and discuss effective daily practices for addressing social-emotional growth.


  • Understanding the critical link between cognition and emotion
  • How to communicate in ways that acknowledge and accept emotions rather than avoid or indulge them
  • How to build student confidence in working with emotions
  • How to help students cultivate powerful internal resources such as gratitude, compassion, awe, and joy
This workshop will be appropriate for any educator who is working with students (or adults).


Dave Mochel has been studying the practices and principles of mindfulness, well-being, and leadership for more than thirty years. After a career teaching neuroscience, human development, and physics in independent schools, he founded Applied Attention Coaching and Consulting. Dave combines modern science, enduring wisdom, and real-life application to help individuals, teams, and leaders focus their attention and energy where it will make the greatest positive difference. In addition, he is a lecturer in The School of Health and Human Performance at Stanford University, the author of Good Life Practice: A Quick Start Guide to Mindful Self-Regulation, a two-time cancer survivor, and the proud father of two wonderful young men. Dave has degrees in biology and geology from Williams College, a Master’s in Humanistic and Multicultural Education from SUNY New Paltz, and a clinical internship in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.
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