Mindfulness and Restorative Practice: A Two-Day Institute will focus on deepening mindfulness practice with an opportunity to either begin or increase mindful awareness, stress reduction, mindful communication, resilience, and compassionate dialogue. Also attendees will focus on deepening restorative practice principles with a chance to practice the growth producing lessons of building community and resolving problems. This institute is designed to integrate two practices that are directly applicable to school environments.
This institute is highly interactive with time for practicing Mindfulness and Restorative Practice principles, as well as specific time for reflective and goal setting. The Mindfulness and Restorative Practice: A Two- Day Institute was designed with individuals and teams from schools in mind.
- Integrating two practices that are directly applicable to school environments
- Deepening mindfulness practice- an opportunity to either begin or increase mindful awareness, stress reduction, mindful communication, resilience, and compassionate dialogue
- Deepening Restorative Practice principles, with a chance to practice the growth producing lessons of building community and resolving problems
Specific topics to be highlighted:
- Introductions to Mindfulness and Restorative Practices with a focus on their integration
- Mindfulness practices — deep listening, being fully present for what is happening
- Affect Script Psychology and the role of shame with its connection to Mindful Self-Compassion
- Developing social justice — building bridges, valuing human connection
- Importance of circle design in bringing people together
- Resolving problems with compassion
- Importance of empathy in dealing with school discipline
- Resilience — the ability to “bounce back” after a disappointment or challenge
- Goal planning for personal and professional growth