Kevin Hawkins


Kevin Hawkins has worked with adolescents and young people in various contexts for over 30 years - as teacher, school head, and social worker in the UK, Africa, and Europe.  Until recently, and for the past 10 years, he was Middle School Principal at the International School of Prague in the Czech Republic. Kevin has taught mindfulness to children, teenagers, teachers and parents since 2008 and he is a Senior Lead trainer for Mindfulness in Schools Project '.b' (dot-be) curriculum. Kevin trained in mindfulness in Europe and the USA with Mark Williams (Oxford Mindfulness Centre), Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli and Florence Meleo-Meyer (UMass Medical School, Centre for Mindfulness), and Dr. Amy Saltzman (Still Quiet Place) - and through retreats at Plum Village, France, Gaia House, England and Dhanakosa, Scotland. In 2012 he co founded MindWell, which supports educational communities in developing wellbeing through mindfulness and social-emotional learning. Kevin also works independently as a school consultant and trainer and has been lead consultant to the IBO on SEL and mindfulness.  He is a regular speaker and presenter on wellbeing in education and his book, Mindful Teacher, Mindful School: Improving Wellbeing in Teaching and Learning, will be published by SAGE in summer 2017.