Mindfulness Resources for Schools

Working Together

The Middlesex Mindfulness Program is committed to supporting other schools in integrating mindfulness programs into their school communities.  The program hopes to be a resource for publishing research, hosting conferences, and making details about the Middlesex program freely available.


We have created a document titled “The Mindfulness Program at the Middlesex School: Evolution and Structure” describing the history and current structure of our program in the hope that it may be helpful to you in growing or developing a mindfulness program. The original document was updated in 2018.

The document is freely available for download HERE


Social Validity Assessment of Mindfulness Education and Practices Among High School Students” – Luiselli, Worthen, & Carbonell, Journal of Applied School Psychology

RhinoMind Coaching by Todd Iarussi / August 2018 
Title: Mindfulness in Leadership, Education, Sports, and Cancer Recovery with Doug Worthen


Member Voices by NAIS / June 2018

Title: Doug Worthen, Director of Mindfulness, Middlesex School

The next Independent School Mindfulness Conference with be Friday, June 21st, 2019 hosted by the Rocky Hill School in Rhode Island. Registration and website will be live soon. The two previous Independent School Mindfulness Conferences were in 2017 and 2016, both hosted by Middlesex. To read the 2016 conference report click here and to read the 2017 conference report click here

Mindfulness Teacher Training
Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme) offers a year-long certification program in teaching Mindfulness to adolescents. Doug Worthen is one of the teachers and some of the programing will be held at Middlesex. See this website for more details on the next teacher training (application deadline is December 31st, 2018).

Mindfulness Director Initiative

The Mindfulness Director Initiative (MDI) is a non-profit that was created to help all types of schools hire experienced mindfulness teachers (aka Mindfulness Directors) to support their school communities in mindfulness practice. The organization was inspired by the Middlesex Mindfulness Program model and co-founded by Doug Worthen. If you are interested in being a partner school, a mindfulness director, or supporting the organization in other ways please fill out your information here.

Mindfulness Retreats

Other Resources
Check out the Mindfulness Resources Page of our own Warburg Library.