Bringing tools and strategies to educators to help them create wellness habits by creating a culture of resiliency, self-regulation and awareness.
Mindfulness for Educators
When educators have the opportunity to have a lived experience with mindfulness they learn to practice being present, paying attention and enhancing self-awareness.
Lisa co-presents Mindfulness for Educators with Stephanie Curran currently in school districts on Vancouver Island. The program consists of an 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) model with a full day retreat, and then ongoing classroom supports to first have a personal practice and then integrate mindfulness into our schools.
Creating a culture of wellbeing in schools starts with our staff.
School workshops bring tools and strategies around mindfulness, gratitude, compassion, kindness, and connection to participants in order to help them create wellness habits for themselves, and within their schools. By assisting participants to train their brain for the positive, it builds a ripple effect of well-being throughout the school setting, enabling a culture of resiliency, self-regulation, and awareness for all learners.
Happiness fuels success in our lives. When our brain is set to positive, we are more successful in nearly every domain of life. Study after study shows that we are more creative, productive, energetic and successful when we raise our levels of happiness.
We only have a limited amount of brain resources with which to experience the world. We can choose to devote our attention to the negative side of life, or we can choose to allocate our resources to scanning the world for the positive.
As as district, I can support educators in building practices and principles that can help train their brain for greater levels of positivity and optimism and ultimately a more resilient and healthy culture. Together we will look at ways to integrate this philosophy into classrooms from Grade 1- Grade 12.
“Lisa’s workshop was everything I was hoping for: interactive, informative, relevant, relatable and motivating. I can’t wait to attend Lisa’s next presentation!!”
Jason Earnshaw – District Vice-Principal, Saanich School District
“Lisa’s passion for Positive Education and supporting both teacher and student well-being is truly inspiring. Her warmth and humour combined with her compassion and dedication makes her enthusiasm contagious. Lisa is a dynamic speaker and a skillful listener; it has been such a pleasure collaborating together to bring mindfulness programming to schools in our community.”
Stephanie Curran – Mindfulness Facilitator – Owner of Elements of Health Centre, Victoria, BC
“I have had the good fortune of participating in a number of Lisa’s workshops and always find them engaging, informative and practical. Lisa’s passion and commitment to her work is evident in the quality and expertise she brings to her presentations and workshops.”
Marnice Jones, District Coordinator Healthy, Safe and Caring Schools, Victoria, BC