Educational and Outreach programs are designed to spread the mission and motive of Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life® in a major way. Rooted in the belief that outer peace stems from inner peace, each program is designed to target the desired demographic and provide tools and support in achieving peace, confidence, and strength in mind, body, and spirit.
The Barb Schmidt Fellowship™: This program brings together students, faculty, and community members to explore pathways to peace and the processes of peace building. Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life® presents workshops and events that feature spiritual leaders, best-selling authors, and prominent peacemakers. PMPL will work with your University to help incoming students and current students gain valuable insight in community activism, and where available students can earned college credits.
The Practice for Autism: Through South Florida non-profit Autism After 21, Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life® brings the teachings and methods of The Practice to adults living with autism. With simple practices like meditation and gratitude, participants learn how to manage daily stresses, cultivate a sense of inner peace and self-confidence.
The Practice for High School Students: In partnership with South Florida high schools, Barb Schmidt and Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life® taught high school students the benefits of stillness, mindfulness, being present, and finding a sense of self-love, self-confidence, and self-worth.
The Practice for Children: Through work with local child development centers, Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life® brings mindfulness, stillness, and movement to young children.
Zen Sports: Established in 2015, to cultivate leadership, gain focus, and provide stress relief for athletes through a simple 3-step approach that takes less than 10 minutes a day. Athletes, coaches, and trainers have a practical guide to a calmer, focused, more present existence that promotes positive change from the inside out.
Meditation Programs: For over 20 years, founder Barb Schmidt has led weekly meditation classes that include inspirational reading, contemplation, and mindfulness.