Mindfulness: An introduction to practices and techniques

An overview of Mindfulness origins and practices and how it can aid to reduce stress and increase mental and physical wellbeing.
Target Audience
Across all staff groups particularly aimed at those interested in balancing the daily challenges of a school without compromising family and personal time-out.
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General Description

A free workshop introducing the concept of Mindfulness, its origins, benefits and application to reduce stress, increase work efficiency and mental performance, enhance communication and improve attention. Many teachers use mindfulness techniques with their students to help promote student wellbeing. This program is designed not only to reinforce that practice, but also to encourage teachers to practise mindfulness themselves. The workshop is practical in every way and culminates with group contribution to establish applications for the school environment.

Audience

Across all staff groups particularly aimed at those interested in balancing the daily challenges of a school without compromising family and personal time-out.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Join your colleagues coming from many individual schools and sectors for these short 2-hour after school PD sessions.

Email TTA staff to be added to a wait list if the course you are interested in is full . We will contact you if a place becomes available. Is a course date not available? Be sure to update your TTA account with the teaching areas you are interest in to be kept informed about the most suitable courses (including the option to be kept up-to-date on new course dates and information).

The workshop is very practical and culminates with group contribution to establish applications for the school environment.


This course contributes to 2.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of After School Session in Australia (SA) at this time.

Sessions

Mindfulness: An introduction to practices and techniques

2 hours

A free workshop introducing the concept of Mindfulness, its origins, benefits and application to reduce stress, increase work efficiency and mental performance, enhance communication and improve attention. Many teachers use mindfulness techniques with their students to help promote student wellbeing. This program is designed not only to reinforce that practice, but also to encourage teachers to practise mindfulness for their own wellbeing. The workshop is practical and introduces both formal and informal mindfulness techniques. The is opportunity for discussion regarding applications for the school environment.

What To Bring

Participants do not need to bring anything to this workshop.

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About the team


Gary Jaffer

Creator

Gary Jaffer enjoyed a successful career in advertising and marketing, working both in the industry and teaching in tertiary institutions. He has been practising and teaching mindfulness techniques for almost thirty years.
Gary is Founder and Principal Consultant at equilibrium9, a boutique consultancy providing specialist services to organisations, schools and leadership teams. equilibrium9 utilises a range of practical workshops
creating scenarios that enable people to improve performance and
effectiveness, whilst maintaining balance across the various aspects
of life.
Gary Jaffer is a consultant, facilitator and speaker who embodies
and delivers the equilibrium9 programs.


The Hartley Institute

Creator

Continuous professional learning and school improvement are inextricably linked, hence the Hartley Institute’s strategic priority “to sustain and improve student achievement and the quality of teaching and learning”.

The Hartley Institute helps educational leaders translate their strategic vision to a professional learning action plan.

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