CUSTOMIZE A SCHOOL PROGRAM

All school programs are customized to meet the unique needs of your school and range from ongoing, school-wide integration, to short workshops for teachers and parents.  

Mindfulness at your school could include:

Whole-School Implementation:  This wrap-around program may be the most effective way to integrate mindfulness into your school community.  Train faculty, staff, students, and parents with ongoing, on-site support.

Faculty First:  Support teachers with stress-reduction and self-care.  Programs range from a morning of mindfulness basics to a yearlong, in-depth program.

Classroom Pilot:  This teacher-friendly program may be the simplest way to begin.  Introduce mindfulness with a pilot program in just one or two classrooms.  Teachers learn alongside students with weekly 15-20 minute micro-lessons.  

High School Elective:  Bring a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T) course to your school. This course could be offered to mixed grades by the quarter or the semester.  We recommend offering mindfulness as an optional course.   We’ve also had success allowing teachers to participate in the mindfulness elective alongside students.

Parent Support and Education:  Help your parent body learn effective tools for bringing mindfulness into the home environment and managing stress.  Parent education could include a single evening of mindfulness or ongoing support.

Program CONTENT May Include:

  • Defining Stress

  • Basic Neuroscience of Mindfulness

  • Focused Attention

  • Exteroceptive & Interoceptive Body Awareness

  • Mindfulness of Emotions

  • Self-Compassion

  • The Negativity Bias

  • Fostering Empathy

  • Judgment and the Inner-Critic

  • Why Gratitude Matters

 

Outcomes:

Mindfulness supports the social-emotional goals of many schools in the current educational environment.  Both qualitative and quantitative measures will be used to measure the success of the program at your school.  A growing body of research and neuroscience has shown the benefits of mindfulness to include:

  • Decreased stress & anxiety

  • Better focus and concentration

  • Enhanced health

  • Improved impulse control

  • Increased self-awareness

  • Skillful responses to difficult emotions

  • Increased empathy and understanding of others

  • Increased self-compassion

  • Development of natural conflict resolution skills

  • Improved school climate

  • Improved instructional effectiveness

 

COST:

All school programs are offered on a sliding scale.  Schools with a high number of students on assisted lunch qualify for the low end of the scale.  No one is turned away for lack of funds.  

For more information about cost, please inquire.

TESTIMONIALS: 

“I am learning how to be less stressed! Everything about this class was great!”
— 9th Grade Student, Sonoma Academy
“I want to let you know how wonderful the class was... Chelsea is a superb teacher — always patient, compassionate, knowledgeable, and calm. The class was my first exposure to mindfulness, and she did an excellent job introducing all of the concepts. I will definitely be taking many of the practices she taught in class with me as I enter college.”
— 12th Grade Student, Sonoma Academy
The mindfulness project has and continues to be one of my student’s favorite calming tools that they are learning to acquire. Many of my students come from homes where trauma seeps into their young souls. Ms. True gives my students and I an opportunity to turn trauma into loving quiet moments that ripple throughout their lives. When Ms. True drifts into our classroom, she spreads her magic in addition to her love.
— Louis Edney, Third Grade Teacher, Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy