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SMART for Educators


Tuesdays: October 15, 2019 — December 3, 2019 5:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Silent Half-Day Retreat: Saturday, November 23rd 8:45 AM — 1:00 PM

Who Should Attend

SMART (Stress Management and Resiliency Techniques) is designed for education professionals including teachers, educational assistants, child and youth workers, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, audiologists and speech-language pathologists, physiotherapists, student support staff as well as administrators and office staff. The program is also suitable for healthcare professionals who work with children and teens. Previous experience with mindfulness is not required.

Learning Outcomes

  • Manage stress through a greater understanding and control of emotions

  • Employ self-care techniques to cultivate personal and professional resilience

  • Create effective strategies for relating to challenging situations

  • Enhance concentration and executive function (planning, decision-making, and impulse control)

  • Revitalize purpose, personally and professionally

  • Improve your overall mental and physical health

  • Promote happiness through healthy habits of the mind

Course Format

This 20-hour program is delivered in a workshop setting, consisting of eight 2-hour sessions, a 4-hour silent retreat, and requires home practice. Classes are limited to 12 participants.

Fee: $350 (+HST)

Cancellation Policy

You must provide a minimum of 5 business days’ notice prior to the program’s start date to receive the full tuition less a $50 fee. If you provide less than 5 business days’ notice prior to the start date of a program, no refund will be issued. Once the program has begun no refunds will be issued.

Earlier Event: October 12
A Taste of Mindfulness
Later Event: October 23
Mindful Practice Sit