Changing the Paradigm of Trauma in the Classroom

Mindful Schools ONLINE Workshop:
Thursday, March 26, 2020, 5:00pm – 6:30pm PDT

Our 90-minute workshop format is designed to give educators access to experts, take a deeper dive into leading-edge topics in Mindfulness in Education, and provide high-impact learning and practice experiences. Join us!

About This Workshop

Gain a deeper understanding of the body’s natural defense mechanisms and how the physiological effects of trauma can show up in the classroom. As humans, we can unintentionally develop a physiological addiction to what we call the “what’s wrong” attention – and we will discuss how to work with this natural tendency.

We’ll discuss trauma-informed practices to support students to break free from natural defensive states and into healthy play and social engagement. You’ll learn the physiological basis for certain classroom behaviors, learn how to recognize the indicators, and understand the role that the “what’s wrong” plays into how we perceive these behaviors.

This workshop offers educators an opportunity to increase compassion for students and gain skills to navigate challenging interactions in the classroom.

In this workshop, you will gain a deeper understanding of:

  • Physiological indicators of fight, flight, freeze, play, and social engagement
  • “What’s wrong” attention and how it impacts students and educators
  • Trauma-informed strategies to shift the paradigm of “trauma” in the classroom

Meet Our Presenter

Robin Craig, LPC SEP OICC, is Associate Faculty with Organic Intelligence®, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona, and a Certified Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. Robin has degrees in Philosophy, Biomedical Engineering, and Counseling Psychology and studied Neuroscience at the Vollum Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research in Portland, OR. She is also in the final months of a three-year Meditation Teacher Training program. Visit Robin’s website for more information.

Workshop Registration

This workshop is offered on a sliding scale basis in an effort to create access for as many educators as possible. The standard registration for this workshop is $49 per attendee. Register here.

If you believe in the potential of mindfulness in education, share this resource with your school community!

Workshop FAQs

How do I join the LIVE event? When you register, you will receive call-in instructions to join the video conference call.

What if I can’t make the LIVE event? If you’re unable to attend the live event, you may still register to access the recording and resources 2 days after the event.

Can I receive professional credits? Educators can qualify for 1 graduate-level credit for educators. In order to apply, you must log an additional 14 hours of work relevant to this topic and submit to our crediting vendor, Courses 4 Teachers. More information about this process can be found here.

Cancellations and Refunds

  • In order to receive a full refund, cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the scheduled event. Refunds will not be granted after this time.
  • If you need to cancel and request a refund, please contact
  • If you have paid for the event and were unable to attend the live workshop, you will receive access to the recording as well as any supporting resources.

This online event is presented by Mindful Schools as a part of an ongoing Workshop Series

About the Mindful Schools Workshop Series

Mindfulness practice is both a wide and deep path–the current field of secular mindfulness continues to grow and diversify in practice guidance and teaching innovations and in our understanding of research. The Mindful Schools Workshop Series provides you with an opportunity to take a deep dive into a variety of topics delivered by experts, giving you access to the leading edge of what is relevant in the field and allowing you expand your mindfulness practice and teaching.

These 90 minute sessions will equip participants with tools they can immediately implement in their personal and professional lives. Sessions will include a talk, practices, Q&A with the presenter, and a live chat with fellow participants. Followup resources will be provided with a link to the recording, summarized key points, practices to try, and further resources to continue your journey. Access our past workshops here.

Who is this for?

The Mindful Schools community includes educators, counselors, parents, and a wide range of school community members who are excited to share mindfulness with students.

Our Workshop Series is appropriate for all levels of experience. We strongly encourage completing our Mindfulness Fundamentals course so you may participate in workshops with a shared understanding of the Mindful Schools practice framework of secular mindfulness. Educators and MHPs may receive credits for the Mindfulness Fundamentals course.

About Mindful Schools

Mindful Schools – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – has trained more than 50,000 teachers, school leaders, and education professionals who are dedicated to preparing students with critical life skills to positively shift the outcomes for an entire generation. Learn more about Our Programs.

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