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México’s youth are facing a major educational and mental health challenges with growing effects of social inequality, violence, and stress. The social and economic impact of poor mental health, violence, and social inequalities is a major economic issue for the Mexican Government. Many countries around the world, like México, are facing a rising demand for mental health services as well as having to carry the economic burden caused by violence, stress, depression, addictions, and very recently an addiction to technology. New approaches to these problems are urgently needed, especially in the development of new education and social policies. The aforementioned serve as a background for this chapter in which I focus on two intermingled problems: violence and its cost, and high levels of stress with loss of experiences of being in the present moment. I specifically bring into focus the Mexican educational system to introduce a framework for a non-traditional approach that underscores the importance of non-violence, mindfulness, conscious attention experiences, and meditation techniques, looking to impact the design of peace education, as well as social and health policies for the future.

In: Weaving Complementary Knowledge Systems and Mindfulness to Educate a Literate Citizenry for Sustainable and Healthy Lives
In: Mindfulness and Educating Citizens for Everyday Life
In: Time for Educational Poetics
In: Time for Educational Poetics
In: Time for Educational Poetics
In: Time for Educational Poetics
In: Time for Educational Poetics
In: Time for Educational Poetics
In: Time for Educational Poetics
In: Time for Educational Poetics