Stress Management and Relaxation Training for Educators 

Saturday mornings from 
Oct. 5 to Nov. 30, 2013 
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 
180 Sudbury Street, Toronto
$399 + HST

By the end of the program, you will have a “SMART Tool Box” of skills to:

Participants say:

“I have never experienced anything like this in all my years of teaching.”

“I need this in my life constantly.”

Information & Registration: 
The Centre for Mindfulness Studies

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What SMART-1 Participants say about the program

I have changed while taking this class… This has made me a more relaxed and happier person…

I am getting a lot more than I bargained for. I am softer and kinder to the world.

I now approach my day… with greater confidence

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SMART-1: Stress Management and Relaxation Training for Educators and Professional Support Staff


The SMART-1_TM program, an eight-week teacher renewal program, is designed specifically for (K-12) educators and administrators to:

  • Understand and regulate your emotions to manage stress
  • Reclaim wholeness and happiness
  • Revitalize your purpose to teach
  • Improve your mental and physical health
  • Allow you to earn graduate credit

    The SMART-1_TM program involves experiential practices in emotional awareness, meditation, movement exercises, discussions and at-home exercises that focus on:

    Concentration, Attention and Mindfulness
  • Develop inward-outward attention and mindfulness of body and feelings
  • Practice movement exercises to enhance relaxation and awareness
  • Learn at-home meditation exercises
  • Awareness and Understanding of Emotions
  • Recognize the unique characteristics of specific emotions
  • Train in the recognition of facial expressions using the Micro Expression Training Tool (METT) developed by Paul Ekman, Ph.D.
  • Empathy Training
  • Apply mindfulness training to interactions with students/peers and others
  • Develop awareness and understanding of your emotions and those of others
  • Develop self-acceptance and acceptance of others
  • Compassion Training
  • Develop compassion and kindness toward oneself and others
  • Cultivate kindness, compassion, empathy and equanimity

    By the conclusion of the SMART-1_TM program, you will have assembled a "SMART-Tool Box" of research-based components to:

  • Effect positive change in the classroom
  • Develop greater awareness of emotions in self and others
  • Share techniques for developing emotional balance
  • Create more effective strategies for relating to difficult situations
  • Cultivate emotional responses that can be beneficial to self and others
  • Improve health and well-being
  • If you would like to schedule a SMART-1 training for you and your colleagues, please contact us.

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