Lorne Young (BSc, BEd, DAc) has been a teacher of Western science, a student of ancient Eastern science and an educational researcher for over 40 years. He is passionate about applying synergetic and whole systems thinking in his teaching and has developed a system of techniques and strategies that has been researched and found successful in improving students’ academic and athletic performance as well as having an impact on building character and leadership. This research has been recently published in his latest book SyRF Systems, The Synergetic Redesigning of Fitness. He has also written and published a teachers’ course guide and student lab manual for the IB Environmental Systems and Societies course and is an international speaker, an IB workshop leader for Biology, Environmental Systems and Societies, Sports, Exercise and Health Science and CAS, an IB senior examiner and Team Leader, Extended Essay examiner, Consultant, Site Visitor, CAS Coordinator and IB teacher of Biology and Environmental Systems and Societies. He has been employing mindful meditation with his students for over 2 decades and most recently he has designed, developed and leads workshops for both teachers and students on the use of mindful meditation in the classroom to help manage stress, increase focus and attention and build resilience and perseverance.