This program is designed to help educators establish their own mindfulness practice and bring the research-proven benefits of mindfulness skills to young people in educational and clinical settings. It supports and guides the cultivation of mindfulness meditation from the first steps of establishing a mindfulness practice to sharing the gift with others.
Who May Participate
The program offers basic training in mindfulness for teachers, counselors and school administrators who work with students in grades K-12 in public or private schools.
Meditation 1: Introduction to Mindfulness
Meditation is an ancient spiritual practice that has remarkable practical benefits for both body and mind. This course offers step-by-step guidance for developing a personal meditation practice using mindfulness. It presents meditation in a clear and straightforward way. Participants receive a map of the inner world and directions on how to navigate the world within. Each class offers: basic instruction in the techniques of mindfulness meditation that come from various spiritual traditions; the psychological principles and spiritual underpinnings of the practice; and clear guidance for bringing the fruits of the meditation practice into everyday life.
- Orientation Retreat: Saturday, September 14, 2019
- 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- 10 Monday classes: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019
- Instructor: Joe Mitchell
Professional Application - Mindfulness in Education
Participants take part with the general public in a 10-week Beginning Meditation course to learn the basic skills of mindfulness. The additional 10-session training segment offers educators guidance on how to bring mindfulness practices to a professional application in education. Collegial sharing, exposure to rich resources, and current research will support this application. These classes are open to K-12 educators who are currently enrolled in Meditation 1: Beginning Meditation and/or those who have previously completed Meditation 1: Beginning Meditation. This prerequisite is imperative as personal practice in mindfulness meditation is foundational for a teacher’s professional application in education.
- 10 Monday Professional Application group meetings: 5:45-6:45 p.m.
- September 16, 23, 30, October 7, 14, 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019
- Instructor: Donna Benton and team
Information and Registration
- Lead Instructors: Joseph Mitchell and Donna Benton
- Tuition: $185; $200 after August 29, 2019
- For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 502.452.2749