Introduction to mindfulness and self-care

This workshop is geared towards teachers and their often stressful lives. This workshop will introduce teachers to formal and non-formal practices that will help foster awareness of thoughts and emotions. We often get caught up in the "storm" of emotions, desires, unmet needs, and self-recrimination. Mindfulness gives us the tools to step outside of the storm, at least for a few minutes, and be aware of how we process our thoughts and emotions. We as teachers are often the last people to show care and compassion to ourselves. The workshop will introduce ways we can nurture our own mental and spiritual health. Hopefully participants will have enough knowledge and resources by the end of the workshop to begin their journey into the practice of mindfulness.

Target Audience

Teachers

To Bring/Important Notes

Pillow or blanket.

Sessions

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This session is full.


Presenter

  • Tiger Thakkar

    I have taught Film and Eng in SD 57 for 25 years. I have been practicing mindfulness for over a year. I have completed an in-depth course at UNBC on mindfulness with Tammy Skomorowski, Counsellor, MEd, CCC, CSLC. Currently I am involved with Kap Manhas and two other teachers, Jodie Kennedy and Heather Marren Reitsma, from PGSS to introduce a mindfulness program to students at PGSS starting in February.

     

  • Jodie Kennedy

    Jodie is an English teacher at PGSS currently involved in a mindfulness initiative for students at the school.