CUSTOMIZE A SCHOOL PROGRAM

All school programs are customized to meet the unique needs of your school and range from year-long, school-wide integration to short workshops for teachers and parents.  A free download to share with your school is available here.   

Mindfulness at your school could include:

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

Faculty First:  Support teachers with stress-reduction and self-care.  Programs range from a morning of mindfulness basics to an 8-week, in-depth series.

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.

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.  Content includes:

  • 16 lessons
  • Each session is 15-20 minutes long
  • Grades 5-12 receive journaling prompts and weekly challenges
  • Grades K-4 enter practice through the door of the imagination
  • No new content or curriculum for teachers to implement
  • 50% discount to all faculty, staff and parents enrolling in Mindful Schools online trainings

Mindfulness for Athletes:  Bring mindfulness to your existing sports team.  This unique program incorporates elements from Mindful Sports Performance Enhancement (MSPE) and utilizes George Mumford’s book, The Mindful Athlete.

Parent Support and Education:  Help parents 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.

 

School Program Lessons 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.

 

SCHOOLS & ORGANIZATIONS SERVED

Bacich Elementary School, Parent Education, Greenbrae, CA

Credo High School, 12th Grade, Rohnert Park, CA

The Healdsburg School, Grades 1-5, After-school Program, Healdsburg, CA

Pathways Charter School, Homeschool Program, Rohnert Park, CA

Sebastopol Independent Charter School, Grades 5-6, Sebastopol, CA

Simply Strings at Sheppard Accelerated Elementary School, a project of the Santa Rosa Symphony, Grades 2-8, Santa Rosa, CA

Sees the Day, Ages 6-11, Berkeley, CA

Sonoma Academy, Grades 9-12, Santa Rosa, CA

Sonoma State University, Department of Music, Rohnert Park, CA

Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm, High School Basketball, Santa Rosa, CA

SunRidge Charter School, Homeschool Program, Sebastopol, CA

West Side Elementary, Grades TK-1, Healdsburg, CA

Mothering Arts, Parent Support, Sebastopol, CA

TLC Child and Family Services, Staff and Parent Support, Sebastopol, CA