March 20 , 2019
Mindfulness for Mental Health Workers
This is a workshop that is designed for all school faculty involved with the helping profession- social workers, counselors, special education and general education teachers who want to improve their response to students who have issues with anxiety, fear, sadness, bullying, or the responses as students try to cope.
Participants in this program will learn about mindfulness- experience with mindfulness practice is not necessary. Learn about how mindfulness and mindful self-compassion can be used to help students to learn how to cope with stress of school and thrive in the classroom. Learn how to identify students that are having challenges in school, and the techniques to deal with group facilitation or individual conversations with students and parents. Practice a variety of practices including breathing, finding a calm center, turning down the volume of stress, and acceptance as a form of moving forward.
This workshop will emphasize evidence-based practices that help students calm down and experience a sense of quiet in the classroom. We will review these practices and there will be time in the afternoon to practice teaching or facilitating classroom and group practices.