As an educator, do you feel overwhelmed meeting the needs of your classroom?
Are you challenged with managing your own stress levels?
Have you noticed your students have difficulty paying attention? Or that the levels of stress in children are increasing? How does this relate to rising rates of bullying, anxiety, and depression in the students you work with?
Mindfulness is a life skill and tool that can be supportive for children, youth, and the adults who care for and work with them. Mindfulness helps develop self-awareness, improves concentration, decreases stress and anxiety, strengthens empathy and compassion, and improves inter-personal relationships.
A growing body of research on mindfulness in school-based contexts is revealing benefits for students in attention control, self-regulation, and social-emotional skills.
Bring Mindfulness to Your School
Stephanie Curran has facilitated workshops and programming to hundreds of educators, administrators, and parents throughout South Vancouver Island.
This is a good first step as it provides an introduction to mindfulness and creates interest amongst staff. All sessions are customized and include: an overview of what mindfulness is and how it can be applied in the classroom, a review of the neuroscience and research, and a sampling of practical exercises so that participants have the opportunity to experience mindfulness first-hand.
Mindfulness for Educators program
Teaching mindfulness to children and youth is most effective when it stems from a base of personal practice. Our program begins with developing a personal practice following the world renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program and then continues with coaching sessions on how to successfully teach mindfulness in the classroom (K-12 curriculum)
- Personal practice – 8 weekly sessions (2hrs each) and an all day retreat
- Classroom support – 3 biweekly sessions (2hrs each)
Over 200 educators in our community have completed the Mindfulness for Educators training program and we have partnered with Royal Roads University to track the impact and results. To review the research and request a proposal for your school or district, please email Stephanie Curran at email@example.com