Students are anxious, stress and stuggle to focus. Mindfulness is a powerful tool for the classroom. This session will focus on hands on techniques that can work for all students K-12. Self regulations is hard - let's support students find the tools they need to be happy and learn in our classrooms.
Mindfulness helps us know what we are feeling - Self Compassion helps us heal and is an amazing source of resilience. Dr. Kristen Neff research will be explored and how to use it in classrooms.
Dominique Sullivan is a teacher-librarian in SD 68 and is a practicing yoga instructor in Nanaimo. She is the Zen Librarian! In her early twenties, she struggled with stress and anxiety. Over the last 18 years, Dominique’s quest for wellness has brought her to a place of calm and joy that she wishes to share with others. In 2018, she became a certified Making Friends with Yourself for teens and works with the Centre of Mindful Self Compassion to help teens around the world. She hosts a podcast called Mostly Mindful for Teens and Tweens to support wellness in youth.
Dominique specializes in teaching mindfulness and self compassion to children/ teens and educators. Visit www.zenlibrarian.ca for more information follow Zen Librarian on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter and Instagram.