AUTHOR READING & MINDFULNESS EXPLORATION
These visits focus on cultivating skills of mindfulness, compassion and self-regulation.
include a book reading and exploration
are created uniquely for your classroom, school or group based on your intentions
include a set of books (retail value $56.85) for the classroom or school library.
offers students an opportunity to ask questions about the writing process
Can be in person (GTA) or virtual
Creating space for self-exploration, interconnection and kind-dialogue.
FOSTERING A MINDFUL CLASSROOM
This workshop explores:
ways to establish and maintain your personal practice without adding more to your to do list
methods for integrating mindfulness techniques in communication with students
playful and interactive ways to share the practice of mindfulness in the class
practices for exploring mindfulness in nature
extension activities with our books
follow-up activity worksheets
Offered in-person and online
CULTIVATING RESILIENCE TO STRESS AND BURNOUT
Research shows a link between teachers stress, burnout and coping skills and students’ motivation and outcomes.
While we can’t always control what stressors may arise, we can cultivate techniques to mediate our relationship to stress through mindfulness, mindful self-compassion and conscious breathing. This experiential workshop will allow you to build you personal tool-kit.
A mindful classroom community begins with you.
Offered in-person and online
MINDFULNESS WITHOUT BORDERS
Developed by Mindfulness Without Borders, this 8-12 session program offers a forum for students to meet face-to-face and learn about the skills they need to address personal, social and community challenges.
This program is great for secondary school youth & has been further adapted for the workplace.
Sarah trained to be a Mindfulness Without Borders Facilitator in 2013.
WORTHY U WELL-BEING PROGRAM
Compassionate learning: self-awareness through community.
Developed by Dani Kraftchuk Worthy U is a well-being empowerment program for youth. Through this work, teens learn important self-care skills, and gain access to deep rest to help manage academic stress.
Each session provides an opportunity to explore these concepts, and supports each student in building their own toolbox.
Worthy U is designed as an 8 week program, and can be offered in a variety of ways to fit your school’s needs, schedules, and resources.
My class was lucky to have Sarah come into our classroom to share her wonderful story, The Hue in You! The students not only loved the eye-catching illustrations, but were also involved throughout the story with questions and movements that captivated their interest and kept their attention. The creative movement, collaborative game, and breathing circle kept my students calm, focused and engaged! They were so proud to recreate images from the book, as well as their own image of space using chalk and paper. Sarah brought a calmness to our classroom through her storytelling and breathing techniques, while her story created an interest in the stars and inspired our students to create beautiful pieces related to the story.
Kindergarten Teacher at Norseman JMS @curiousinkindie