Using Mindfulness as a Mental Health Support in our Schools: An Overview of Themes and Practices
OSSE, in collaboration with Minds Incorporated, will host a mindfulness training tailored for educators and school teams. In this half-day workshop, participants will learn the benefits of mindfulness on the brain and nervous system, including how stress and anxiety are manifested in the brain and body, neuroplasticity, the relaxation response, and negativity bias. This workshop will also include the mindfulness practices of:
Breath, body and movement;
Emotions and thoughts; and
Compassion and listening/speaking.
The workshop is intended for educators, school administrators, teachers, social workers and counselors serving in public and public charter schools in the District of Columbia. Participants will be eligible to apply for five additional hours of free professional development to be conducted at their schools through the end of September 2019, which may include group trainings, smaller cohorts, or in-class coaching. For more information, please contact Kristian Lenderman at S3Jpc3RpYW4gISBMZW5kZXJtYW4gfCBkYyAhIGdvdg==.
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