Organizational consulting can include
As more and more research becomes available indicating that we can actually learn habits for being happier, more engaged, more emotionally balanced, and more connected, schools are increasingly looking to teach well-being as an explicit part of their program. This takes many forms, from wellness programs for teachers, individual classroom instruction, or school-wide habits.
When a whole community adopts these practices, sharing a common language and purpose, the impact increases exponentially. Caring for caregivers first (teachers, paraprofessionals, administrative staff, etc.) allows for these adults to show up with children in a different way and to serve as models, so I advocate the International Positive Education Network’s model in which adults “learn it” first, then “live it,” “teach it,” and finally “embed it” into school culture.
Mindfulness-based coaching for adolescents can help with
In an age of constant connection, it can be very difficult for students to develop some of the skills that contribute most to their success and wellbeing. And yet, learning these skills is relatively simple process–although it takes time and effort. One-on-one coaching allows students the chance to learn the skills to be more productive, resilient, and connected both to their work and in their relationships.
Mindfulness-based coaching for students is not tutoring, but the focus of our work can be on building executive functioning skills that will set you up for academic and personal success, and we can use schoolwork or other tasks as a way to practice paying attention in the moment, finding motivation, dealing with discomfort and distractions, both internal and external. There is a significant body of research around improved academic and behavioral outcomes as one benefit to practicing mindfulness.
Some of the ways that mindfulness- based coaching can support parents include
Being a parent is one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences we can have in life, but at times, it’s also the most difficult! Amid the highs and lows of it all, it can be helpful to slow down and be aware of our own inner experience so that we can be respond thoughtfully (rather than react automatically) to our children. This approach, where short-term struggles are opportunities for our children to learn and grow from their mistakes and setbacks, can help us focus on long-term growth and help our children build resilience.
for individuals & professionals
Short-term situational coaching or longer-term coaching aimed at making a broader shift around any of the following areas
Mindfulness has become a bit of a buzzword, and is now commonly seen in settings ranging from hospitals to executive boardrooms. More and more people are discovering the many benefits that mindfulness and meditation can have in their professional and personal lives. One-on-one coaching provides the opportunity to learn the basics of a mindfulness practice, and more importantly, to apply it to our own lives.