The Mindful Teacher
LEARN how to use MINDFULNESS in the classroom to reduce stress, manage thoughts, bring greater wellbeing including life satisfaction, self-confidence and the ability to respond more skilfully to everyday situations.
How can mindfulness help?
Mindfulness research is showing reductions in teacher stress, burnout and anxiety, improved ability to manage thoughts, an increase in coping skills, better mental health, greater wellbeing, including life satisfaction, self-confidence, self-efficacy, self-compassion and sense of personal growth, increased cognitive performance, including the ability to pay attention and focus, make decisions and respond flexibly to challenges.
Mindful Teacher Program
‘Mindful Teachers: Creating Calm’
5 hour professional learning
FACE TO FACE COURSE = $155 per person
ONLINE COURSE = $125 per person
The ‘Mindful Teacher: Creating Calm’ Program offers a 5 hr introductory program to begin this mindfulness practice development.
This beginner level program, is designed specifically for teachers/ educators, however it would also be useful for any adult who works or interacts in settings with children. The course includes a balance of learning about mindfulness and practical applications with time to practice.
Part 1: An introduction to mindfulness in education
Part 2: Getting out of auto-pilot
Part 3: The body-mind connection
Part 4: Mindful Movement
Part 5: Our storytelling mind
Face to face course participants will receive :
Online course participants will receive all above inclusions plus...
## This course can also be delivered in school/preschool sites
Our 2018 Course dates
Our 2018 Course dates
Edwardstown PS: Tues 13 Feb & 27 Feb, 4.00-6.30pm
*2 x 2.5hr sessions BOOK HERE (2 places left)
Blair Athol North PS: Wed 7 March & 21 March, 4.00-6.30pm, *2 x 2.5hr sessions BOOK HERE
EDC (Hindmarsh) : Sat 10 March & 24 March, 9.00-11.30am, *2 x 2.5hr sessions BOOK HERE
Errington Special Education Centre (Plympton): Tues 13 March & 27 March, 4.00-6.30pm, *2 x 2.5hr sessions BOOK HERE
Wirreanda HS (Morphett Vale): Wed 14 March & 4 April, 4.00-6.30pm, *2 x 2.5hr sessions BOOK HERE
Elizabeth Downs PS: Wed 28 March & 11 April, 4.00-6.30pm, *2 x 2.5hr sessions BOOK HERE
Online course - $125 pp
2018 Courses (start 1st Friday @ month)
Is mindfulness easy to learn?
At first the mind wanders constantly, but with practice we learn to sustain our attention and direct it more skilfully. This helps break the grip of unhelpful mental habits, judgements and impulses, making way for greater calm, and for more helpful, kinder and rational thinking about all aspects of life. However, it takes practice!
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness is all about learning to direct our attention to our experience as it unfolds, moment by moment, with open-minded curiosity and acceptance. Rather than worrying about what has happened or might happen, it trains us to respond skilfully to whatever is happening right now, be that good or bad.
How do you learn mindfulness?
Mindfulness is always learned in a highly practical way, through experience rather than talk. We gradually learn to direct our attention in a more focused way to whatever is actually happening - whether it be our breathing, the sensations in our body, thoughts and feelings, or everyday
activities such as walking and eating.
Who facilitates the mindfulness courses?
Jan Carey is the founder and facilitator of The Mindful Classroom. She has completed international mindfulness certification training in:
“As a school leader, I have seen first hand how excellent teachers who really care about their students and the job they do, can get burnt out and stressed by the demands of this profession. I have seen brilliant teachers doubting their ability, feeling overwhelmed by challenging students, or feeling personally affronted by tricky parents, and yet not having the tools to know how to take control and manage these situations any differently.
The development of wellbeing skills for teachers is just as important as the wellbeing skills we teach our students. I personally know that simple mindfulness practices can help to address many of the stresses that are faced by our teachers in schools."
More about The Mindful Classroom
The Mindful Classroom is an Adelaide based company dedicated to introducing and expanding mindfulness based programs in classrooms with students, teachers, leaders and whole school communities.
We currently offer workshops and courses in Adelaide locations and region centres across South Australia.
I look forward to our mindful journey together
Jan Carey :)