For Educators

Facilitator

Grounded in strategic thinking and infused with mindfulness, I bring twenty years experience in embodied practices (meditation, yoga, breathwork) and fifteen years in high school education as a counsellor and teacher to each mindfulness session. I have worked extensively with educators, parents and students creating customized curriculum and training design.

Virtual Group Sessions

These sessions are uniquely tailored to the administrative, department or all-faculty/ staff needs and will be designed to align with your specific, desired outcomes. Each option below can be modified to fit within a larger, one-time professional development event or as an on-going faculty/ staff mental wellness support plan. Each plan includes practical methods for implementing mindful awareness and simple practices throughout the day.

Meditation

An exploration of a variety of meditation practices for a variety of educators. Specific instruction is given for how to gradually implement brief mindfulness practices in a demanding education setting.

Mindful Movement & Meditation

Learning to befriend our bodies and minds in this combination of simple movements for increased mobility and self-care along with mindful breathing.

Meditation & Resilient Living

Interactive sessions include self-reflection to examine the power of our underlying belief systems along with mindful movement and meditation.

Virtual Individual Sessions

Individual sessions for education workers are a unique combination of practical, mindfulness experiences based on a conversation to determine the most meaningful session design and direction.

Coach

Living a robust life of meaning and calm is not simple as an educator. After working as an educator for fifteen years, I know that the workload, the pace, and the level of unforgiving expectation takes its toll. And it certainly takes more than just a positive mindset and willpower to overcome the inevitable roadblocks. Throughout our lives, we have each needed a mentor - a valuable resource as part of our holistic support system. As your coach, I will support your overall wellness with practical strategies, resources and encouragement to help you reach your goals.

About You

you are an education worker who is:

  • a courageous, creative problem-solver who leans into discomfort
  • aware that you are only responsible for your responses and actions
  • not looking for a quick fix or a fixer
  • keen on the synergy of collaborative coaching relationship
  • clear on the fact that coaching is different from therapeutic counselling
  • committed to creating the relationship with yourself that you've always wanted
  • prepared to learn how to befriend your body, your mind and your heart
  • ready to find ways of self-compassion that support your love of education work
  • looking for resourced support on outlining your transition or retirement plan

About Us

We will connect first to simply have a conversation. If there's a fit, an alignment of purpose and process then we can work collaboratively to clarify a path moving forward.

We'll work together on the premise that living a robust life of meaning and calm is not simply about surviving through challenges.

And that it takes more than a positive mindset and willpower to overcome the inevitable slow downs, detours and roadblocks.

Let's have that conversation!

Fundamentals of Somatic Experiencing Workshop (2020)

Faculty of Social Work, Laurier University

Waterloo

https://www.wlu.ca/professional-development/fsw-professional-development/certificates/trauma-certificate.html

 

Restorative Justice in Education: Circle Training (2019)

Dennis Gingerich, Alongside Consulting

Kitchener

https://www.alongsideconsulting.ca/

 

CBT Level 1: Fundamentals of Cognitive Behavior Therapy Course (2018)

Faculty of Social Work, Laurier University

Waterloo

https://www.wlu.ca/professional-development/fsw-professional-development/certificates/cognitive-behaviour-therapy.html

 

Threat and Risk Assessment Workshop (2017)

Safer Schools Together, Kevin J Cameron

Waterloo

https://nactatr.com/team/kevincameron.html

 

Psychology of Yoga & Mindfulness Workshop (2017)

Michael Stone

Ottawa

https://michaelstoneteaching.com/

 

Mental Health First First Aid (2015)

Canadian Mental Health Association - Waterloo Wellington Dufferin

Waterloo

https://www.mhfa.ca/

 

Certified Coach Practitioner Course (2012)

Certified Coaches Federation

Cambridge

https://certifiedcoachesfederation.com/

 

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (2009-2010)

Hart Lazer, United Yoga

Montreal

http://www.hartlazer.com/

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