Services for Schools

Schools today face the task of providing a community of care against an increasingly fraught cultural backdrop. I offer strategies and practices that can help your faculty and your students meet this moment with programming built by and for educators.


Assess your existing program and develop a plan to embed resilience practices into your organizational norms, curriculum, and culture over time.



Custom-designed programs provide your school community direct experience with evidence-based resilience practices and guided opportunities for authentic connection with one another.



Help your staff incorporate resilience practices in their daily lives and into their teaching practice through ongoing group or 1-on-1 coaching.



My minimum engagement for in-person school visits is generally one full day of programming or multiple consecutive half days.  For virtual programming, shorter stand-alone workshops may be an option. All programs are custom-designed based on your school’s needs and are priced accordingly.

Program Growth & Design

Strengthening the resilience of your school community is an extremely worthy investment. By spending time and energy on a deliberate plan, you help ensure that our work together leads to a lasting shift in school culture, instead of a one-off experience.

Program Audit, School Culture Assessment, and Strategic Planning 

I can help you align with best practices in the field and maximize the potential of your school’s programs, building on what’s going well rather than bulldozing it.

Programs we can strengthen together include:

  • Advisory 
  • Student Support
  • Mindfulness
  • Student Leadership & Student Stewardship
  • Real-World, Experiential or Project-Based Learning
  • Student or Community Life & Co-Curricular Programs
Whole School Implementation of a Mindfulness or Resilience Program

For schools ready to invest more deeply in a culture shift, I offer a long-term relationship to develop a school-wide or district-wide program in mindfulness, SEL, or positive education. We work together to ensure a smooth rollout and delivery that moves at the pace of trust.

Effective programs need to develop organically over time to be sustainable, so schools and districts interested in system-wide initiatives should plan a minimum of 3-4 years’ investment in the process.

Read about my approach to integrative school change here…

Workshops & Speaking

Workshops are custom-designed to meet your individual needs and will always include an audience-appropriate experiential component as well as time for sharing and integration.

For Educators

In order to create a sustainable culture of wellbeing, it is important that educators have time to learn and to practice resilience practices before they are asked to share them with students. Read more about my educator-first approach here.

Accordion Content
Self- and Community-Care
  • Working with Overwhelm & Burnout
  • Permission to Be Human & Do Less
  • Creating a Culture of Peer Support
  • Setting Boundaries for Secondary Trauma and Anxiety
Nervous-System-Informed Teaching
  • Trauma-Informed Classroom Practices
  • A Non-Clinician’s Guide to Working with Student Stress & Anxiety
  • Teaching Attention in the Age of Distraction
  • Teaching Strategies that Build Resilience in Students
Positive School Culture
  • Growth-Oriented Feedback
  • Strengths-Based Teaching and Building On What’s Going Well
  • Advisory Programs that Work
  • Moving Beyond Party Planning: A Framework for Engaged Student Leadership
Fostering Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging
  • Mindful Communication: Centering Feelings & Needs in our Relationships
  • Supporting the LGBTQ+ Experience
  • Mindfulness & Implicit Bias: Seeing Our Own Snap Judgments
  • Bridging Power Dynamics: Inclusive Classroom Practices
  • The Somatics of Bias: Learning to Tolerate the Discomfort of Equity & Inclusion Work

For Parents

An involved and engaged parent body is an important component in the growth of a culture of wellbeing. Many schools choose to add an event for parents to a campus visit to help align home and school cultures.

Accordion Content
  • Program rationale: “The Science of Resilience and the Importance of Resilience Education”
  • Parent burnout, stress, exhaustion: “Putting on Your Own Oxygen Mask First: Care for the Caregiver”
  • Attention (including online distractions and ADHD): “Raising Children in an Age of Distraction”
  • Strengths-based parenting: “Moving Away from Deficits: How a Focus on Your Child’s Strengths Can Change Everything”
  • Raising resilient children: “Learn to Fail or Fail to Learn: What We Can Do to Help Our Children Develop Resilience”
  • Transitions (for parents of incoming 9th graders, outgoing 12th graders): “Let Me Go but Hold Me Close: A Parent’s Guide to Changing Needs & Relationships”
  • The emotional toll of the admissions process: “The Wellbeing Outcome: Navigating the Admissions Process without Losing Sight of What Really Matters”

For Students

In order to best support students, I ask that schools:

  • consider a format that will allow for practice and discussion so that the workshop can be experiential and active.
  • schedule time for me to work with faculty first, so that they get direct experience with the same practices we’re sharing with students.  Read more about my educator-first approach here.
Accordion Content
  • Resilience: Cultivating distress tolerance and equanimity in the face of challenging situations
  • Habit Formation: Creating healthy routines of mind and body and anticipating obstacles
  • Self Concept & Self-Compassion: Identifying and celebrating strengths; cultivating kinder inner dialogue
  • Bias: Working against the brain’s natural tendency to categorize in-groups and out-groups; cultivating compassion and empathy
  • Attention: Focus on the things we actually want to give our attention to and managing the natural impulse to be constantly entertained, stimulated, & connected
  • Relationships: Navigating conflict, communicating feelings & needs, establishing boundaries
  • Activism & Upstanding: Holding to just principles, allyship, supporting the equitable treatment and belonging of all people

Groups & 1:1 Coaching

Instructional Coaching & Observation

Many schools don’t have someone on staff trained to offer feedback in resilience practices. I offer a growth-oriented feedback process that supports educators to safely and skillfully offer trauma-sensitive lessons in mindfulness and other resilience practices to students.

Administrative & Leadership Coaching

Leading resilience initiatives can be a real paradigm shift. I offer your leadership team support in managing their own resilience and overwhelm, as well as thought partnership on ways to integrate resilience practices into meetings, messaging, and their day-to-day work.

Support for Communities of Practice and Professional Learning Communities 

Many educators are starved for connection. Ongoing small groups focus on integrating and sustaining change with the support of peers and are an important way to support participants’ personal wellbeing and teaching practice.

One-On-One Resilience Coaching

The demands placed on educators at this moment can be extremely intense. One-on-one sessions allow educators the time and space to support their own needs, and resource themselves to show up more fully for their students and colleagues. And since personal experience with these practices is the most important preparation for teaching them, this personal development work truly is professional development.

Read more about my approach to resilience…