Schools around the world are turning to mindfulness and social-emotional learning as an antidote for rising stress, emotional dysregulation, and attention deficit. In school systems that have adopted mindfulness, students and teachers are happier, more focused, more compassionate, emotionally regulated, and less impacted by stress. What school would pass up a chance to raise test scores, have fewer playground fights, and cultivate a more peaceful school environment?
This Mindful Education Teacher Training helps participants gain the skills and confidence to bring the many benefits of mindfulness to children in grades K–12. Educators, counselors, parents, and child care providers will have the opportunity to deepen their own mindfulness practice and discover practical tools to incorporate mindfulness practices into daily life and work. Throughout the week, we balance professional development with personal development, and information with transformation. Participants will train in the Mindful Education Workbook curriculum, and how to apply it to children of different ages, populations, and special needs. We will examine current research and the way schools and organizations are already successfully integrating these transformative practices. Please read The Mindful Education Workbook before the workshop begins and bring it with you to Esalen.
Required reading: Rechtschaffen, The Mindful Education Workbook.
Recommended reading: Rechtschaffen, The Way of Mindful Education.
For continuing education syllabus, see https://www.esalen.org/mindful-education-teacher-training-0718.
CE credit for MFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs;