We deliver experiential and evidence-based mindfulness programming tailored to educators, students, and families of each school community.
Professional Development Workshops
Our professional development workshops are tailored to suit your school’s needs and interests. Professional development can include: Lunch and Learn programs, half or full-day workshops.
Some examples of our workshops include:
Workshop 1. Mindfulness Fundamentals: Bringing Mindfulness into the Classroom
This workshop provides educators with an opportunity to learn practical tools and practices to bring mindfulness into the classroom. Educators will develop an understanding of the benefits of mindfulness in learning and well-being. Educators will participate in experiential learning, including: mindful movement, mindful emotions and mindfulness meditation.
Workshop 2. Why Mindfulness Matters: Making Sense of the Science
This informative session provides a foundational understanding of what mindfulness is and explores the latest research regarding mindfulness in education.
Workshop 3: Mindful Communication
Mindful communication supports grounded and compassionate interpersonal interactions. In this workshop we will discuss: the foundations of mindful communication; how to respond skillfully rather than reactively during challenging conversations; and why mindful communication is effective in fostering strong relationships. Participants will engage in mindful listening practices.
Workshop 4: Mindfulness Tools for Supporting Teacher Well-being
Teaching is a stressful job that is both emotionally and physically demanding. Teachers who continually push themselves risk suffering from burnout. This session will engage teachers in discussion around the pressure points, and provide mindfulness practices to build resilience and manage stress.
This is an experiential workshop and also includes comprehensive takeaway resources to support teachers in developing their personal practice.
Parent workshops are offered as a single or a series of workshops. A personal practice guidebook will be provided for parents to take home. Topics can include:
An introduction to mindfulness practice. This experiential workshop includes the opportunity to engage in mindfulness practice.
An understanding of the up-to-date research to support mindful parenting, and the connection between mindfulness and children’s well-being.
Use of mindfulness practice to reduce stress and anxiety, and enhance executive function.
Continue to build on your wealth of knowledge and experience as a school by using all relevant assistive technologies, with consultation and support from our staff.
Understanding executive function can help educators and parents better understand children's behaviour. Executive functions develop over time, and are not fully developed until the mid-20s.
Growth Mindset and resilience
A growing body of research indicates that young people will need competencies like critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration to solve the complex problems of our increasingly interdependent and innovation-driven world.
Self-regulation and Sensory processing
The workshop facilitator will equip participants with up-to-date research and evidence-based tools for managing a classroom using self-regulation and sensory processing strategies.