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Laura Pinger

 

Laura Pinger completed her M.S. in communication sciences and disorders at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently a Senior Outreach Specialist at the Center for Healthy Minds (CHM). She has over 25 years of experience teaching students ages three to twenty-one. Laura is also affiliated with the UW Health Mindfulness Program and has taught mindfulness-based classes with adults for 15 years.

At CHM she develops, teaches, and trains others to teach mindfulness-based curricula in school and community settings as part of translational research investigating attention, emotion regulation, and well-being. As part of that effort, CHM is exploring the impact of teaching compassion, kindness, and empathy to enhance self-care and connection.

 
 
  

Stories by Laura Pinger

Articles: What if Schools Taught Kindness?

By Laura Pinger, Lisa Flook | February 1, 2016

Laura Pinger and Lisa Flook share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.

 

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