Weaving Complementary Knowledge Systems and Mindfulness to Educate a Literate Citizenry for Sustainable and Healthy Lives

  • Małgorzata Powietrzyńska
  • Kenneth Tobin

Part of the Bold Visions in Educational Research book series (BVER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Kenneth Tobin
    Pages 1-18
  3. Mindfulness in Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Heesoon Bai, Michelle Beatch, David Chang, Avraham Cohen
      Pages 21-40
    3. XicotÉncatl martÍnez Ruiz
      Pages 41-56
    4. Olga Calderón
      Pages 57-78
    5. Jambay Lhamo, Karma Gayphel, Sonam Rinchen, Sonam Daker
      Pages 79-87
    6. David Genovese
      Pages 89-96
    7. Carolina Castano Rodriguez
      Pages 97-107
    8. Linda Noble, Małgorzata Powietrzyńska
      Pages 109-129
    9. Ewa Dębska
      Pages 131-143
    10. David Forbes
      Pages 145-158
    11. Cristina A. Trowbridge
      Pages 171-183
  4. Mindfulness and Wellness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Konstantinos Alexakos
      Pages 215-234
    3. Peter Waldman
      Pages 235-252
    4. Kiat Hui Khng
      Pages 253-263
    5. Maria Miniello
      Pages 265-289
    6. Maria Miniello
      Pages 291-303
    7. Jed Schwartz
      Pages 305-316
    8. Ferzileta Gjika
      Pages 331-344
    9. Kenneth Tobin, Nick Ansari
      Pages 345-369
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 401-417

About this book


Weaving Complementary Knowledge System and Mindfulness to Educate a Literate Citizenry for Sustainable and Healthy Lives contains 24 chapters written by 33 authors, from 9 countries. The book, which consists of two sections on mindfulness in education and wellness, is intended for a broad audience of educators, researchers, and complementary medicine practitioners. Members of the general public may find appeal and relevance in chapters that advocate transformation in a number of spheres, including K-12 schools, museums, universities, counselling, and everyday lifestyles. Innovative approaches to education, involving meditation and mindfulness, produce numerous advantages for participants in schools, museums, and a variety of self-help contexts of everyday life. In several striking examples, critical stances address a band wagon approach to the application of mindfulness, often by for-profit companies, to purportedly improve quality of education, in contexts where learning has been commodified and ideologies such as neoliberalism have been mandated by politicians and implemented by policy makers. In different international contexts, Buddhist roots of mindfulness are critically reviewed by a number of authors. Chapters on wellness focus on complementary practices, including art therapy, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Iridology, and yoga. Foci in the wellness section include sexual health, prescription drug addiction, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and a variety of common ailments that can be addressed using complementary medicine. New theories, such a polyvagal theory, provide scope for people to become aware of their bodies in different ways and maintain wellbeing through changes in lifestyle, heightened self-awareness, and self-help.


mindfulness wellness complementary medicine self-help education transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Małgorzata Powietrzyńska
    • 1
  • Kenneth Tobin
    • 2
  1. 1.SUNY Brooklyn EOCUSA
  2. 2.The Graduate Center of CUNYUSA

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