Stresses from home, peers and academics can deplete students' ability to regulate their attention and emotion. Prolonged exposure to childhood toxic stress has lifelong impacts on mental and physical health.
Mindfulness for Teachers
Awaken to Mindfulness offers workshops for teachers to reduce burnout, increase self-care and encourage classroom calm. School-wide trainings include curriculum-based approaches for emotional regulation, school climate, kindness and collaboration.
-Parent-teacher organization presentations and parent education classes
-Classroom visits and mindfulness clubs for student engagement
-Specializing in trauma and diversity informed classroom activities
Student Leaders Inspire Their Peers
When students lead mindfulness, other students are likely to join. Here students from my after-school mindfulness club lead students in classroom mindfulness. Awaken to Mindfulness provides school-wide programs from teacher training to classroom activities to inspire students and empower teachers--including special needs, behavior concerns and English Language Learner classes.
More about Me, Andrea D'Asaro:
I began meditating 35 years ago as a student at Western Washington University in Bellingham. Through mindful inquiry, I slowly overcame my anxiety, insecurity and inner fears. Today, I use this experience as a special education and mindfulness teacher at Stevens Elementary and Middle College High School, an alternative school for at-risk high school students in the Seattle Public Schools.
I also offer mindfulness for students and teachers at Salmon Bay, PathFindersK-8, Licton SpringsK8, Washington Middle School through the Everett School District and in Marysville Quil Ceda Elementary School. Mindfulness workshops for teachers emphasize incorporating mindful moments into the teaching day to regulate emotion and attention. My training includes certification as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) instructor, Learning to Breathe curriculum, and CARE for teachers, in training.
Students enjoy mindful eating at Washington Middle School Health Fair, Seattle. These students got started with mindfulness with me in their health class and followed up with focus on body movement in their Ultimate team. For details on these services, contact me:
Andrea D'Asaro 206-939-8555 firstname.lastname@example.org awakentomindfulness/facebook