|Course Aim||To train to teach mindfulness to 11 - 18 year olds|
|Dates||7th - 10th September, 2017|
|Location||To be confirmed, it is likely to be in the NW Atlanta area|
|Trainers||Ted DesMaisons, Lisa Wellstead & team|
Anima Learning is returning to the southeast region of the United States to offer the Mindfulness in Schools Project teacher training course in the .b curriculum. As always, we will demonstrate lessons in real-time, explore the pedagogy of the .b curriculum, and share our experience of teaching .b in the classroom while also supporting a nourishing, restful, retreat ‘feel’ to the course. Participants will have the opportunity to practice teaching key exercises to one another, in order to leave feeling confident and empowered to teach the curriculum to young people aged 11-18.
The course fee of $995 will include tuition, lunches and refreshments for the four days of training. We will start with registration at 8:00 am on Thursday morning (the 7th) and conclude on Sunday, the 10th by 3:00 pm. Most training days will start with a period of sitting at 8:00am and conclude at 5:30pm. Please note: participants who want full certification must attend each lesson and stay through our final session.
For US teachers – 2 units of graduate-level professional development semester credits (PEDU’s) are available for this program through Courses4Teachers in conjunction with the University of Pacific for an additional fee of $186 ($93 per credit). Details available upon request.
For US psychologists, social workers, nurses, marriage and family therapists, and licensed counselors—28 CE units may also be available for a $50 fee. Again, details available upon request.
If you meet the Prerequisites for training and agree to the Terms & Conditions for booking a Teach .b course and the Terms and conditions of teaching the .b curriculum please complete the application form below. The application form cannot be completed by someone else on your behalf.
Please contact Ted, Anima Learning at the email address below if you are unsure whether you are eligible and need further advice.
About the instructor:
Founder and principal of Anima Learning and US Partner to the Mindfulness in Schools Project, Ted DesMaisons has been synthesizing innovative approaches to learning for over 25 years. After completing his graduate work at Stanford (MBA) and Harvard (Masters of Theology), Ted taught religious studies and philosophy at a private boarding school in western Massachusetts. He trained to teach Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santarelli, Florence Meleo-Meyer, Bob Stahl, and Carolyn West at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness. A long-time teacher and performer of improvisational theater, he infuses trainings with interactive play. He writes regularly about improv, contemplation, and positive reinforcement on his ANIMA blog (www.AnimaLearning.com/blog) and co-hosts a new podcast, Monster Baby: A Curious Romp Through the Worlds of Mindfulness and Improvisation.