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School Wellness Programs

Wellness Education for Classrooms, Schools and Communities
WORKSHOPS, TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Specifically designed and created for Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers,
Pre-school Teachers, Social Workers, Therapists and Administration

In a world where we see our children experiencing exponential increases in obesity, chronic illness, bullying, depression, anxiety, hyper connectivity and stress we believe that MINDFULNESS, MOVEMENT & BREATH skills and tools are essential for the health and well-being of our youth.

The Current State of our Youth: Articles and Resources (Coming Soon)

The Benefits of Movement, Breath and Mindfulness: Articles and Resources (Coming Soon)

Ask about our Keynote presentation:
PROMOTING WELLNESS IN OUR SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY
This presentation defines the meaning of Wellness, reviews current statistic on the state of our youth and provides an overview of solutions available including movement, breath, meditation and  mindfulness activities.

AVAILABLE WORKSHOPS

Mind, Body, Breath: Mindfulness, Movement & Breath: Tools for the Classroom

Daily Activities for Mindfulness in our Homes and in our Classrooms

Teens: Overcoming Anxiety & Building Self-Esteem

Stress Management Strategies for our Lives and in our Classrooms

Attention and Learning: Call and Response, Improvisation and Vocal Technique

The Time Energy Connection: Revitalize Productivity, Innovation & Communication Skills

What teachers are saying:
“Excellent workshop. Could not have been any better!”
“Diane (the presenter) was great! So sympathetic and supportive during what was a very emotional workshop.”
“Diane consistently presents wonderful ideas and her workshops are always full of useful information and always fun.”
“Loved this workshop. By far the best session I’ve gone to all day!”
“Please, please book Diane for the next professional development! She was AMAZING!”

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Mind, Body, Breath:
Mindfulness, Movement & Breath: Tools for the Classroom

The incorporation of MIND, BODY, BREATH into the classroom emphasizes students’ self-awareness, focus and concentration, body awareness and relaxation – all of which will support a more peaceful and calm environment particularly during transition times. These workshops provide teachers and therapists with a tool-box for working with difficult behaviors and learning challenges in their classrooms and have the added benefit of empowering adults to truly create change, both for themselves and the youth in their care. This workshop is best taught in a half-day/3 hr or full-day/5hr or 7 hr format. Participants should dress to move comfortably.

  • The Building Blocks and theory behind Mind, Body, Breath
  • Multi-Modal Learning Theory, Sensory Integration and the physiology of Stress
  • Breathing and Mindfulness techniques easily integrated into the classroom daily schedule
  • Short-movement-sequencing for behavior management and transitions, easily integrated into the classroom schedule
  • Standing and chair movement for easy implementation in classrooms, no mats required
  • Social-Emotional Learning Activities

MIND, BODY, BREATH additionally offers an 8 WEEK PILOT PROGRAM. Following the 7-hour in-depth training teachers, social workers and therapists are able to easily and effectively integrate movement, breath and mindfulness work into their daily schedules with students.  The Pilot Program additionally includes one-to-one mentoring, weekly coaching calls and demonstration work directly in the classroom or in therapeutic settings. Additionally we provide pre- and post- evaluations for the teachers, students and the parents to monitor program impact on a variety of levels including test scores, students levels of stress or anxiety, sleep, diet, self-regulation, classroom behavior, bullying and other aspects important to the quality of learning and social environment in participating classrooms.

Additional Workshops using Movement, Breath and Mindfulness include:
Daily Activities for Mindfulness in our Homes and in our Classrooms
Teens: Overcoming Anxiety & Building Self-Esteem

Managing Stress through Breathe and Movement

This workshop introduces breathing, movement, relaxation and visualization techniques that help participants learn how to manage the physical symptoms of stress through out the day. Over time these strategies sustainably alter the participant’s ability to release stress and to live in a more positive relaxed state, freeing the mind and body to heal as well as to work and teach at their fullest potential. This workshop is best taught in a 1½ hour or half-day format. Participants should dress to move comfortably.

  • Understand the physiology of stress
  • Acute vs. Chronic stress and its role in illness and dis-ease
  • Learn breathing and movement techniques to manage stress
  • Experience relaxation, visualization and meditation

Attention and Learning:
Call and Response, Improvisation and Vocal Technique

Become a more dynamic teacher through the use of vocalization, improvisation and call and response. Learn the neuroscience that supports the use of these techniques in the classroom. Activate attention, foster engaged and cooperative learning and successfully manage class behavior. This workshop is best taught in a 1½ hour or half-day format.

  • Understand the neuroscience of call and response
  • Discover your unique and powerful voice
  • Explore utilizing improvisation to guide student inquiry
  • Practice techniques that can be immediately implemented in the classroom

The Whole-Health Wellness Connection:
Revitalize Productivity, Innovation & Communication Skills

In the face of massive multi-tasking, longer work hours, 24/7 on-line connection, ever changing technology in an uncertain future, home lives with two working adults and a myriad of other changes in our work/life cultural landscape many individuals and organizations are experiencing an energy meltdown. The real KEY to increasing productivity, encouraging innovation and developing effortless communication skills is by eliminating the high-cost of energy depleting behaviors and activities. This workshop is best taught in a 1½ hour, half-day or full-day format. This workshop delivers actionable strategies and accountability that create positive, palpable and sustainable shifts:

  • Reinvigorating and maintaining passion for work
  • Bolstering commitment to the larger vision
  • Boosting creative decision-making and effective leadership
  • Banishing burnout and outsourcing overwhelm
  • Being healthy and accessing full potential
  • Getting more done in less time
  • Eliminating the high-cost of energy depleting behaviors and activities
  • Implementing and sustaining more effective and positive communication

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