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.

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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 and Intervention Evaluation of Mindfulness Education and Practices with High School Students” – Luiselli and Worthen, Mindfulness Journal 

“Attitudes and Opinions of Female High School Athletes About Sports-Focused Mindfulness Training and Practices” – Luiselli and Worthen, Journal of Clinical Sports Psychology

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

Comparative Effects and Social Validation of Support Strategies to Promote Mindfulness Practices Among High School Students” – Luiselli and Worthen, Journal of Child and Family Behavior Therapy  

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

Mindfulness in Schools Mindfulness Conference will be Saturday, June 20th, 2020 hosted by the Rocky Hill Country Day School in Rhode Island. Registration and website will be live in a few months. Middlesex hosted conferences in 2017 and 2016 (click here for the 2016 report and here for the 2017 report).

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.

Mindfulness Retreats

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.

Other Resources

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