Mindful Educator Retreat Syllabus


  • Mindfulness as an individual and relational practice

  • Contemplative Exercise

  • Sitting Meditation

  • Setting Intentions

  • Co-Creating a Trauma-Informed Space

  • Conscious, Compassionate Communication

  • Exploring Projection

  • Mindful Movement

  • Humanistic Psychology: Unconditional Positive Regard

  • Core Conditions to Establish Trust

  • Exploring Implicit Bias


  • Introduction to Trauma

    • ACE’s

    • Trauma and the brain

    • Trauma Informed Practices

  • Effective Practices for the Classroom

  • Mindful Movement

  • Sitting Meditation

  • Mindful Eating

  • Contemplative Practice: Embodying Presence


  • Improving Outcomes for children and family

  • Attachment, Regulation, and Competency

  • Vicarious Trauma

  • Compassion Fatigue

  • Sitting Meditation

  • The Vagus Nerve and the Nervous System

  • Self-Compassion

  • Protective Factors

  • Returning to Presence

  • Mindful Movement


  • Resilience

  • Healing-Centered Engagement

  • Sharing Intentions

  • Mindful Walking

  • Contemplative Exercise

  • Mindful Movement

  • Connection and Celebration

  • Sitting Meditation

  • Evaluations


Registered participants can earn 30 CEUs and 30 clock hours toward professional development units upon completion of the training. Certificate of completion provided by Lewis and Clark College.

This course offers two semester hours for those interested in pursuing graduate credit. To receive credit, students will need to complete the following at the end of the training:

  • Participation in two 1-hour follow up virtual sessions on integrating practice. 

  • Committing to a daily practice for two weeks following the retreat.

  • Completion of required reading assignment

  • Submitting a 1-2 page paper reflecting on your practice, exploring personal and professional conditioning on both the individual and collective level as well as any insights after reading the required text.

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