Peace in Schools Adult Mindfulness Courses FAQs
What is the difference between the trainings?
The Mindfulness for Youth-Serving Professionals Weekend is a nourishing mini-retreat that will support you in starting or deepening your own mindfulness practice. The spacious, experiential structure of the weekend will give you a break from your busy life and teach you vital skills for self-care. You’ll also learn essential mindfulness tools to implement in your work with youth and discover resources to support a sustainable work life. This restorative weekend is designed for youth-serving professionals, and is perfect for mindfulness practitioners of all levels.
Mindful Teaching: An Experiential 8-Week Course for Youth-Serving Professionals is a great way to take your mindfulness practice to the next level, connect with a community of like-minded individuals, and learn powerful mindfulness tools to bring into your work with youth. The experiential structure of this in-depth, eight-week course allows you to deeply integrate the tools you learn in class into your daily life and work. Using a trauma-informed lens, this course deepens and expands the material covered in our Mindfulness for Youth-Serving Professionals weekend. You’ll learn the neuroscience behind mindfulness, explore the individual and collective conditioning that can get in our way, and unpack the ways that stress manifests in us and our students. This eight-week course is designed for youth-serving professionals, and is perfect for mindfulness practitioners of all levels.
The Mindful Educator Retreat is a revitalizing, immersive, deep-dive into mindfulness, spanning four full days. Ground yourself in mindfulness practices that foster self-awareness, compassion and connection, learn mindful teaching skills, and connect with a passionate community of youth-serving professionals. This retreat will explore how having your own mindfulness practice can assist you in working with youth who have experienced trauma, as well as unpacking the neuroscience that explains why mindfulness can be transformational for individuals who have experienced trauma. We’ll also explore the conditioning that influences our biases so that we can create and contribute to more inclusive, equitable classroom environments. This retreat is designed for youth-serving professionals, and mindfulness practitioners of all levels are warmly invited to attend.
What will I learn?
Please see the syllabus for each course:
Can I receive credit for the trainings?
Yes! Peace in Schools offers a certificate of completion to all participants who complete the training and all associated course work. CEUs are offered for all the trainings as well:
Weekend: 12 CEUs
8-Week: 20 CEUs
Retreat: 24 CEUs
Please consult your licensing board if you have questions about whether specific trainings will meet your particular licensure and continuing education needs.
Is this training right for me?
Yes! The Peace in Schools trainings are fundamentally about embodying mindfulness. The foundation of our work is about modeling practice for young people, and meeting youth where they are at. The facilitators will share specific tools for you to use out in the world (be that work, home or other), with the focus being on embodying mindfulness for young people. These trainings are great for anyone brand new to mindfulness, as well as for folks with lots of experience.
What happens if I need to miss a class?
Peace in Schools can work with up to two absences during the 8-Week course, although we highly encourage you not to miss the first or last class of the series. We can’t accommodate absences for the Weekend or the Retreat. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How can I stay connected to these practices after the trainings?
We want to support your practice and the amazing work that you do in the world. Please join our mailing list so you can stay up-to-date on future trainings and events, as well as hearing about what’s going on in our classrooms. Consider joining our weekly meditation group lead by the founder of Peace in Schools, Caverly Morgan. And if you work with a teen who would like to practice mindfulness in community with other teens, we invite them to join our Teen Mindfulness Night the first and third Monday of every month.
Is financial assistance available?
We are committed to offering scholarships to individuals with marginalized identities so that those who have been historically oppressed can have access to practices that support wellness and wellbeing. We also offer work-trade positions and payment plans for most of our trainings. Email email@example.com for more information.