Mindfulness Everyday Courses at The Centre
for Mindfulness Studies
180 Sudbury St. Toronto

Who should attend: Education professionals including teachers, guidance counsellors, and professional support staff. The program is also suitable for health-care professionals who work with children and teens. Previous experience with mindfulness is not required.

Introduction To Mindfulness
For Educators

Next Session TBA


Dr. Richard Davidson on Teachers and Mindfulness

Study finds mindfulness training can help reduce teacher stress and burnout
Teachers who practice mindfulness are better able to reduce their own levels of stress and prevent burnout, according to a study by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center. The results of the study, led by Assistant Scientist Lisa Flook, were recently published in the journal Mind, Brain and Education. Read more about the findings>>


Discover Mindfulness

Discover Mindfulness

Is a HUB for information and a CATALYST for the integration of mindfulness into education as a means to overall well-being for students, educators, families and society.

www.discovermindfulness.ca


Mindfulness Toronto

Mindfulness Everyday is a member of Mindfulness Toronto connecting mindfulness-based professionals across the GTA. Mindfulness Toronto is a vibrant community of professionals dedicated to the principles and practice of mindfulness in all sectors of society. Membership is open to all professionals with a connection to mindfulness based activities.
For more information, see www.mindfulnesstoronto.net


Mindful Families and Schools

Mindfulness Everyday participates in the special interest group, Mindful Families and Schools, a co-operative group of educators, health care providers, and students sharing resources, ideas and experiences in bringing mindfulness training to schools and families.

MINDFULNESS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
WORKSHOPS FOR EDUCATORS

"We can have the best curricula available, train teachers in teachnque and theory, but our students will be unsafe and our programs hollow if we do not provde opportunities for teachers to develop their own souls, their hearts, their own social and emotional intelligence." -- Rachel Kessler

The past few years has seen a convergence of evidence supporting the effectiveness of programs that utilize mindfulness skill training in reducing stress and promoting mental health. Studies have shown that those parents, child and youth support professionals, and educators who received mindfulness training had reductions in stress and anxiety and had significant increases in self-compassion, mindfulness and personal growth. In addition, improvements in relational competence, empathic concern, forgiveness and care giving competence were found.

Mindfulness is a foundation for education; mindfulness training provides the optimal conditions for learning and teaching and also supports all pedagogical approaches.

Experiential and participatory

Mindfulness Professional Development Training for Educators is designed to improve health and well-being, providing essential self-care tools. Educators can achieve immediate benefits for themselves and also receive support in the implementation
of mindfulness skills in their professional life. The programs are customized to fit the timetables of the participants involved.

Through lecture, demonstration, and experiential guided instruction in basic mindfulness practices, our workshops examine how mindfulness practice can be applied by those working with children, youth and their families: educators, social workers, youth workers, guidance counselors, and child support service professionals.

For more information on Mindfulness Everday programs for educators in the Toronto area, please download our brochure.

To arrange for a PD Workshop at your school, please call (416( 267-47074 or email us at info@mindfulnesseeveryday.org

White Paper on Integrating Mindfulness Training in Education

A recently-published white paper points to the benefits of providing mindfulness training to educators and provides recommendations for further research and implementation. Entitled Integrating Mindfulness Training into K-12 Education: Fostering the Resilience of Teachers and Students the paperwas published online March 2012 by Springer Science+Business Media.

To explore this important white paper further:

Further Information

For further information on current research, see: The Association for Mindfulness in Education http://www.mindfuleducation.org/research.html

 


VIDEO
Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn's
Mindfulness In Education
July 2013


E-mail: info@mindfulnesseveryday.org