Trauma Sensitive Mindful Education For Teachers Workshop
Our expert teacher-facilitated workshop supports the foundation of your continuing personal mindfulness practice, mindful teaching, and how to teach mindfulness to others with a trauma-informed focus.
In this level 2 mindfulness education workshop, teachers will build on foundational knowledge by learning the definitions and physiological effects of adversity and trauma on the brain, as it relates to development, learning, and growth. This workshop covers current scientific research on neuroscience and how this alters the way we teach mindfulness practices to students with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), such as poverty, abuse, and neglect. Teachers will learn to see resistance as information, negative behaviors as protective instincts, and how to identify and encourage key indicators of resilience.
Based on the work of Dr. Bessell Van Der Kolk and David Treleven, Ph.D., teachers will learn:
The effects of trauma on the brain and body
The definition and effects of secondary trauma
The three myths of mindfulness
Trauma-sensitive mindfulness practices
Trauma-sensitive teaching practices
We are truly looking forward to seeing all of you on Wednesday and Thursday. We have some final details to share with you about the upcoming Trauma-Sensitive Mindful Education for Teachers Workshop.
- The workshop will be an interactive Zoom meeting, so please plan to be engaged between 9 AM and 2:30 PM each day. We have lots of movement, conversation, breaks, and self-care practices planned for you, and we don’t want you to miss any of it. We will break for lunch from 12-12:30, along with frequent breaks to read course material, move, stretch, and attend to other important needs. If you have any special concerns or needs during the time allotted for the workshop, please feel free to email me prior to the workshop, or engage in conversation at any time during the day.
- For more information on your Zoom experience, check out “Best Tips for Using Zoom” in the resource link!
- You should have received a Zoom invitation via email containing your unique ID to log in. You will also receive a link for session #2 at the end of your first session. You can access both links here. If you have any trouble signing in on either day, give us a call at 419-961-8095 or 419-612-6813. We will be standing by to assist you with signing on.
- Other than the materials kit and your computer, it would also be helpful for you to have a journal or another notebook to record questions, thoughts, and ideas you might have during the sessions. We’ve included some self-care tools in your kit that you will want to have handy. You might also want to have drawing or coloring supplies and blank paper nearby, especially if you are inclined to draw your reflections rather than journal.
- In the links below, you will notice a link to your workbook that includes an agenda, resources, and various other reading materials referenced in the workshop. This will be available to you before the start of our time together. You might download and print some of the information if that is appealing to you. A certificate of completion will be included on the last page of the workbook. (note: Workshop will be loaded at least 24 hrs prior to the start of the workshop for you to review).
- We have also included a liability and photo release form. Please read and sign here. We will be recording portions of the workshop. Recordings will be for future promotions and will be used in other online trainings. Your instructor will review our guidelines around recording at the opening of your workshop and set agreements for the comfort of participants.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to being with you on Wednesday and exploring ways we can build resilience and foster growth.
Technology needed: Computer, Printer (optional)
Recommended Materials: Colored pencils, a notebook, crayons, or markers.
Download your workbook: Trauma Sensitive Mindful Education For Teachers Resources
Presentation Slides: Trauma Sensitive Mindful Education For Teacher Slides
Zoom Tips and Best Practices: Zoom Tips Meetings
Zoom Invitations: Zoom Invites Workshop 2
Take These Resources Back To Your Classroom!
Download this easy-to-use order form to purchase some of the great resources you have seen and experienced in this workshop. Our team has curated a fun, fabulous, and effective catalog of mindful education products including the breathing ball, rain sticks, books for all ages, and more.
Just fill out the form and email it back to us. We will invoice you, fill your order and arrange for a convenient pickup time.
Breathing Practice for Balancing Your Nervous System
Trauma-Sensitive Breathing Practice to Calm Anxiety
Trauma-Sensitive Mindful Movement Sequences
Trauma-Sensitive Seated Mindful Movement to Relieve Tension
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We know teachers don’t have time to add anything to their curriculum as new mandates and objectives are added every day. We can help. Our approach to social and emotional learning uses techniques and tools that can be implemented in as little as 2-3 minutes per day. Every teacher and student should have the skills to meet each day with calm and measured focus, and eventually to a deeper level of equanimity that becomes a school and lifestyle habit for children.
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