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Mindful Schools Community Practice
Mindful Schools is committed to supporting educators in their personal mindfulness practice. Join us on the first Wednesday of every month from 4:00–5:00pm PT | 7:00–8:00pm ET. This hour will include a short talk, guided practice, and Q&A with our faculty.
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- September 7
- October 12
- November 2
This month’s recording:
August 3, 2022: Reclaiming Joy: Orienting to a new school yearListen to “Community Practice: Reclaiming Joy, Aug 2022” on Spreaker.
After a few disorienting years, how will we approach the school year ahead? Explore how our mindfulness practice can support us in reclaiming joy–in our lives and in our schools.
July 6, 2022: Inviting the Summer Slowdown: Shifting from Doing to BeingListen to “Community Practice: Inviting the Summer Slowdown: Jul 2022” on Spreaker.
A guided practice inviting a summer slowdown and simply being ourselves (instead of to-do-ing ourselves all summer!)
June 1, 2022: Self-care in the midst of uncertaintyListen to “Community Practice: Self-care in the midst of uncertainty, Jun 2022” on Spreaker.
A guided practice on the challenges of caring for ourselves in times of uncertainty and overwhelm.
May 4, 2022: Making Practice Your Own: Finding the practices that nourish youListen to “Community Practice: Making Practice Your Own: Finding the practices that nourish you, May 2022” on Spreaker.
A guided mindfulness session about exploring and discovering the practices that are resourcing for YOU.
April 6, 2022: Working with Urgency: Cultivate an invitational and open approach to mindfulnessListen to “April 2022 Live Practice: Working with Urgency: Cultivate an invitational and open approach to mindfulness” on Spreaker.
A guided practice and exploration of how to cultivate an invitational and open approach to sharing mindfulness with your community.
March 2, 2022: Communal Care: A Brave and Compassionate DisruptionListen to “March LIVE Practice: Communal Care: A Brave and Compassionate Disruption” on Spreaker.
A guided practice and exploration of the interconnectedness between self-care and community care. Inspired by Resmaa Menakem’s work in My Grandmother’s Hands.
February 2, 2022: The Gift of the Heart: Opening up to Fearless LoveListen to “February LIVE Practice: The Gift of the Heart: Opening up to Fearless Love” on Spreaker.
Opening our hearts can feel daunting when we want to protect ourselves from getting hurt. Join us for heartfelt storytelling and a trauma-sensitive, guided practice to open up to the beauty of love.
January 5, 2022: Mindful New Year: Connecting with the Good––in Practice and in LifeListen to “January LIVE Practice: Connecting with the Good in Practice and in Life” on Spreaker.
The promise of a fresh start brings the opportunity to realign with our intentions. Join our community of mindful educators to connect with the good in practice and in life.
December 1, 2021: Cultivating Gratitude and PurposeListen to “December LIVE Practice: Cultivating Gratitude and Purpose” on Spreaker.
In this holiday practice, we foster gratitude and align with our deepest intentions to prepare for the new year.
November 3, 2021: Working with the Difficult, Savoring the PleasantListen to “November 2021: Working with Difficulty, Savoring the Pleasant” on Spreaker.
Listen to this guided mindfulness practice and exploration of how to cultivate agency and equanimity when navigating through challenge and uncertainty.
October 6, 2021: Building Community Through Connection and InclusionListen to “Building Community Through Connection and Inclusion” on Spreaker.
Listen to this guided mindfulness practice and exploration of how to build community through connection, inclusion, and embodied awareness.
September 1, 2021: EmbodimentListen to “Embodiment” on Spreaker.
Let your whole, authentic self shine in your interactions with young people by tuning in and attending to your nervous system. In this session, we will share practices to help you connect with your inner potential and build connection in your classroom.
August 4, 2021: Back to School with Passion, Presence, and PurposeListen to “Back to School with Passion, Presence, and Purpose” on Spreaker.
As we prepare to return to back to school, gain inspiration, connection, and support through this discussion and guided practice. Find more Back to School resources here!
July 7, 2021: Savoring SummerListen to “Savoring Summer” on Spreaker.
Savoring Summer: Before our minds wander to planning the next school year, let’s cherish the special moments of summer and practice opening our hearts to joy.
June 2, 2021: Pride and PossibilityListen to “Pride and Possibility” on Spreaker.
Pride Month helps us to see the possibility of a world where we can live into the fullness of our identities. While we each make choices about how we express ourselves, we can always return to our feeling of inner wholeness to support a sense of freedom. We hope you enjoy this special practice for our LGBTQIA+ Educators and Allies.
May 5, 2021: Collective ResilienceListen to “Collective Resilience” on Spreaker.
For many of us, the pandemic has revealed our interdependence and desire for connection. In this community practice, we take time to cultivate our “Collective Resilience” and honor the dedication and service of educators as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. Mindfulness guide, April Frazier, also reads a compelling passage from Resmaa Menakem’s “My Grandmother’s Hands.”
April 7, 2021: Letting GoListen to “April 2021: Letting Go” on Spreaker.
The past year has had a profound impact on our lives. As we prepare to reopen our classrooms and emerge from quarantine, it marks another transition. While we might wish for things to just go back to normal, our reality is that our lives may never be quite the same. In this practice, we take a moment to acknowledge the flurry of changes and practice letting go.
March 3, 2021Listen to “March 2021: Finding Ourselves Through Awareness” on Spreaker.
February 4, 2021Listen to “February Community Practice” on Spreaker.
January 6, 2021Listen to “January 2021: New Year Practice and Historic Day in the U.S.” on Spreaker.
December 2, 2020Listen to “December 2020: Cultivating Gratitude Practice” on Spreaker.
November 4, 2020: Post-Election Community Event
In this extended 1-hour community event, together we practice, connect, and support each other during an intense moment in history.
Now is the moment for mindfulness.
Give the gift of mindfulness
to support social and emotional well-being in schools.
About Mindful Schools
Mindful Schools is one of the leading organizations in the movement to integrate mindfulness into the everyday learning environment of K-12 classrooms. We’ve trained over 60,000 educators, parents, and mental health professionals who work with youth. These graduates, spanning 100+ countries, have impacted the lives of over 3 million children worldwide. Join Mindful Schools in imagining the possibilities of a world where every young person has access to the gift of mindfulness.
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