Mindfulness Education Workshops for Teachers.

Join us at the Butterfly House located in downtown Mansfield for one of our workshops for teachers. Earn CEU’s while learning meaningful and practical techniques that you can take back to the classroom. Registration is open now. Sign up by May 8th for Early Bird pricing.

Two-Day Mindfulness Education for Teachers June 8 & 9, 2020

Two-Day Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness Education for Teachers June 10 & 11, 2020

“We believe the most effective way to grow mindfulness in education is through the practice of one committed educator at a time.”

Professional Development For Teachers

MBA offers a variety of professional development workshops designed to meet your in-service needs. Choose between 1-2 hour intensives, full day, or multiple sessions to bring brain-based mindfulness techniques into the entire school community. 

  • Learn what mindfulness is, what it is not, and how it can help students and teachers
  • Instructions for establishing a personal mindfulness practice to support wellness and self-care
  • Experience in a variety of mindfulness exercises
  • Discover strategies for managing stress and avoiding burnout
  • Learn how mindfulness supports social-emotional learning (SEL) and positive behavior intervention strategies (PBIS)
  • Practice strategies for mindful communication, mindful teaching, and teaching mindfulness to students
  • These sessions are also relevant for paraprofessionals, administrators, secretarial staff, and other school personnel

Questions: Contact julie@mindbodyalign.com

MBAwareness Project: A Social-Emotional Learning Program

Our in-class eight week, school-wide program may be the most effective way to introduce and integrate social-emotional learning into your school community. One of our certified instructors will come into the classroom and teach important social-emotional skills to the students.

  • 16 lessons in each class (visiting classes for 15 minutes 2x/week for 8 weeks)
  • Awareness bells for each class
  • Awareness workbooks for each student
  • A classroom teacher manual for all teachers
  • Three additional 30-minute teacher and staff training
  • One additional one-hour parent training

Questions: Contact julie@mindbodyalign.com

Why Mindfulness In Education ?

Benefits of Mindfulness in Education

Scholarly research finds that mindfulness practice decreases stress and anxiety, increases attention, improves interpersonal relationships, strengthens compassion, and delivers a host of other benefits.

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    • Attention Numerous studies show improved attention, including better performance on objective tasks that measure attention. Mindfulness practice teaches students how to pay attention in a particular way, and on purpose.
    • Emotion Regulation – Mindfulness is associated with emotion regulation across a number of studies. Mindfulness creates changes in the brain that correspond to less reactivity, and better ability to engage in tasks even when emotions are activated.
    • Compassion – People randomly assigned to mindfulness training are more likely to help someone in need and have greater self-compassion.
    • Calming – Studies find that mindfulness reduces feelings of stress and improves anxiety and distress when placed in a stressful social situation.

 

Julie Braumberger

Director of Wellness Education

Julie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and is an elementary school teacher for grades K-8 licensed by the Ohio Department of Education. She taught third grade in the area for more than 10 years before she joined Mind Body Align as the Director of Wellness Education. Julie has developed a Social and Emotional Wellness program for local schools to help teachers and students manage and reduce stress. 

Contact: Julie@mindbodyalign.com

Amy Secrist

Mindfulness and Yoga Educator

Amy brings 20 years of personal yoga practice, (E-RYT 300+), and over 16 years of yoga teaching experience to Mind Body Align. She established The Catholic Yogi in 2013 as a way to explore the intersections of her Catholic faith tradition and yoga philosophy and practice.  Amy earned her BA in English & Writing from The Ohio State University and her MA in English & Writing from The Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College, Vermont.  

Contact: Amy@mindbodyalign.com

 

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