Mindfulness Everyday
Mindfulness in Education

Whole School Approach

A whole school approach towards health and wellbeing begins with teaching mindfulness across all years of schooling, and involving parents educators, administrators, support staff, and the community; all parts of a school and its community working together in the practice of mindfulness:  

"Mindfulness can contribute to the development of connected and reflective school and classroom climates where staff and students experience and cultivate values such as kindness, compassion, respect, open-mindedness, tolerance, and mutual caring and responsibility." ~Implementing Mindfulness in Schools: An Evidence-Based Guide by The Mindfulness Initiative (https://www.themindfulnessinitiative.org/implementing-mindfulness-in-schools-an-evidence-based-guide)

A whole-school as a model approach recognizes working holistically to promote practices that will benefit individuals to increase student engagement for well-being and success.  Mindfulness Everyday has been delivering our trauma-sensitive, social and emotional learning informed programs to students, educators and parents since 2002.

Supporting a Whole School

Our Professional Development Training for Educators includes teachers, educational assistants, child and youth workers, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, audiologists and speech-language pathologists, physiotherapists, student support staff as well as administrators and office staff.

We provide programs for teens delivered as part of the school curriculum.

We work with School Administrators and School Councils for sustainable program implementation.

We work with Parents, Guardians and Care-givers so they can support mindfulness initiatives in schools and at home with families.

The Benefits of Mindfulness Education

Consistent and ongoing practices in mindfulness provide positive mental health and wellness benefits that teach and improve stress management, self-care, resilience, concentration, executive functioning, and  positive habits of mind.  

Progams

  • We offer a 9-session evidence-based training SMART program designed for K-12 and post-secondary educators, administrators and support staff.  
  • We offer a 6-week training Compassion workshop for educators and helping professionals.  
  • We assist Administrators and School Councils with our program implementation strategies and designs.   
  • We provide professionals with personalized and interactive workshops for resilience building, self-care and healthy living.

Programs For Educational Professionals - teachers, educational assistants, child and youth workers, etc. - to enhance your skill set both personally and professionally:

A 9-session teacher training program, designed specifically for K-12 and post-secondary educators and professional support staff. 6-week workshop focusing on practices and applications for bringing self-compassion into your life.

Programs For Administrators to support the culture in your school environment to create a sutainable mindfulness-based social and emotional learning foundation:

Personalized workshops focusing on practice, skills, resourcces and self-care for those involved with students. Innovative workshops that are engaging and interactive, supporting healthy living skills to benefit K-12 students socially, emotionally, physically and academically.

Programs for School Councils - Parents, Guardians, Care-givers, to assist implementing mindfulness programs in your child's school to enhance ther social and emotional learning:

Practices, skills and resrouces for parents and care-givers for families to support mindfulness initiatives in schools. A 9-session comprehensive, practical program that incorporates on practices from MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), MSC (Mindful Self-Compassion), Emotional Literacy, Mindful Movement, and Positive Psychology to cultivate resilience.

Programs For Teens that can be implemented in your school to support your health and wellness:

12-session program delivers in high schools as part of the leadership and/or life skills curriculum. 3-hour workshop introducing "What is Stress" and "What is Mindfulness" as per the Ministry of Education requirements for the Health and Wellness, Business and Not-for-Profit Sectors

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Our Scholarship Programs

Mindfulness Everyday is committed to providing mindfulness training to all, and removing accessibility barriers as best we can.
If you have been touched by mindfulness in your own life, and wish to make a meaningful gift to assist another, please donate to our Scholarship Program.
If you are someone who wishes to take a training in mindfulness and would benefit from financial assistence, investigate the options below or contact us directly.

The Dianna Last Memorial Fund honours our co-founder's legacy by facilitating access and providing subsidies for mindfulness training to those in education and in the community who would benefit in cultivating mindful awareness to support health and well-being.
This initiative supports teachers by providing subisidies for the SMART (Stress-Management and Resilience Techniques) workshop for Educators
Our Educational Assitant and Child and Youth Worker Fund helps our educational workers who may not have the financial means for the SMART (Stress-Management and Resilience Techniques) workshop for Educators

Mindfulness Teacher Certification Programs

If you have been found mindfulness to be transformational in your own life, and are inspired to teach others,
our programs can help support you by providing comprehensive, authentic, community-building, supportive trainings.

Teaching Mindfulness to Teens introductory workshop, which is part of the Applied Specialization in Mindfulness Meditation Certification at the University of Toronto Continuing Studies, will help you teach mindfulness to teens.

200 + Hour Mindful Yoga Teacher Dual Certification Program teaches the skills needed to lead safe, encouraging and contemplative Mindful Yoga classes as well as facilitating Mindfulness groups in community, educational and professional settings. Eligable Participants will receive
1. Mindful Yoga Teacher Certificate
2. SMART (Stress-Management and Resiliency Techniques for Educators and Helping Professionals.

The Mindful Edge (Stress Management and Life Strategies for Teens - grades 9-12) is an evidence-based, trauma-sensitive and social and emotional learning (SEL) informed program comprised of 12 x 60-minute sessions, carefully scaffolded and designed to build on the class prior. The Teacher Training delivers the session in real time with all materials required for implementation, either in-person or online.

Mindfulness Everyday is registered as a charitable organization in Canada #83693 3507 RR0001

As a registered charitable organization, Mindfulness Everyday is pleased to accept donations and volunteers to further its work. For more information, see our About Us page.

Make a donation through Canada Helps HERE

Or Send an E-Transfer to payments@mindfulnesseveryday.org