Chad is a mindfulness teacher who creates, teaches and researches the impacts of meditation practices on well-being and performance.
Chad has taught mindfulness in various settings including with current college athletes, retired professional athletes, police officers and K-12 students and teachers. Chad uses a teaching approach that incorporates findings from modern neuroscience along with accessible ways to incorporate the practice into our daily lives.
He is interested in finding effective ways to train the mind for resilience, balance and authentic connections in organizations and our personal lives.
M.A., Bilingual Education, Edgewood College
M.A., Education, Aurora University
B.A., Hispanic Studies, Illinois Wesleyan University
What does well-being mean to me?
"A sense of okayness, openness and wholeness."
Assessing how mindfulness-based training works in classrooms, Center researchers are developing programs for students and children to learn more about how an integrated approach can promote well-being in schools.
The goals of this work are to understand the impact of mindfulness training on police officer well-being and the well-being of people negatively affected by policing.