As some of you know, Ann Lendrum and Neil Humphrey have been involved in a project funded by the Daiwa Foundation that has enabled an academic exchange between the University of Manchester and Yamagata University. We had a very successful trip back in February and later this month our colleague, Akira Miyazaki, will be with us for the return visit.
Akira Miyazaki is a Professor at Yamagata University whose interests centre on social-emotional learning, mindfulness, and counselling psychology. While staying with us, he will lead a seminar entitled, “Social-emotional learning and mindfulness-dohsahou for improved emotional regulation”. In it he will provide information about the Japanese context and research on social-emotional learning in Japan. He will then present his work on improving emotional regulation for children with developmental disabilities – with particular reference to the integration of mindfulness/dohsahua techniques. Akira’s presentations are always thought provoking and interactive – so please do attend if you are free
The seminar is at 10am, Friday 29th June, Room C3.19/20, in the Ellen Wilkinson Building. All staff and students are welcome to attend – please feel free to circulate among colleagues