Over 600 people attended the "2013 Youth Mental Health Symposium, “On the Brain, Happiness, and Education" in Seoul this month. The symposium topic Illustrates a growing world interest in finding alternatives to deal with mental health problems such as school bullying and violence among youth. Brain Education is at the top of the list of possibilities.
Brain Education teaches the Korean principles of “Hongik.” Ilchi Lee, founder of Brain Education, spoke about Hongik at the event: "A Hongik Human is a person who does not place priority solely on his or her own success and happiness, but thinks and acts in ways that promote the health, happiness, and success of all. Brain Education is important as a system for educating Hongik Humans by enabling them to discover and put into practice their own values."
Brain Education has already been introduced with impressive results in schools in El Salvador. Gloria Mueller, a principal from one of four schools taking part in a pilot program was invited to the symposium. She gave a presentation on how Brain Education had reduced violence, improved academic performance and created a more cooperative environment. As international attention for Brain Education grows, it holds the promise of a brighter future for the youth of the world.