Grow Mindful WNY Trainings

 Grow Mindful WNY offers consultation, education and training in mindfulness based practices to schools and organizations serving the youth of our community. All of our trainings can be tailored to the needs of the agency or school. We will work with educators and administrators to determine what will work best in your setting. 

In Schools

  • Professional Development Workshops - Grow Mindful WNY professional development workshops are designed to provide an introduction to mindful awareness principles and approaches. Workshops can be custom designed for teachers, mental health staff or other school personnel.  Whether 2-3 hours , or day long formats, these workshops are both informative and experiential.

  • In-Service Training - Grow Mindful WNY in-service training consists of a series of sessions designed to assist educators in deepening understanding and strengthening mindfulness skills (awareness, attention, focus and concentration). Ideally, one-day workshops and multiple week programs in mindfulness training are designed to create a sustainable model of mindfulness in the schools.

  • Classroom Programs  -  Grow Mindful WNY classroom programs are typically presented in a series of sessions, each 20- 40 minutes, with sequenced lessons (according to grade level and readiness). Lessons focus on building the social-emotional competencies of children; including: self-management, social awareness and responsible decision-making. These sessions are best offered with in-service training to build program sustainability.

  • Coaching - Grow Mindful WNY is uniquely suited to offer ongoing coaching and consultation to promote sustainability in local schools and educational organizations.

In Agencies/Community Organizations

  • Clinical Trainings - Grow Mindful WNY clinical trainings are designed for  mental health professionals to increase their comfort and skills in bringing mindfulness practices into clinical settings with children and teens. Trainings can be custom designed to meet the needs of a group and are available from 2 hour workshops to full or multiple day programs. These trainings are both informative and experiential.

  • Youth Trainings - Grow Mindful WNY can partner with local agencies to provide mindfulness training sessions for youth in community settings (i.e. residential treatment programs, after school care, mental health/support groups). Lessons can be tailored to fit the goals of the setting. 

  • Parent Training - Grow Mindful WNY parent workshops offer the opportunity to learn and experience mindful awareness practices specifically related to parenting and caregiving. Mindful awareness has been shown to deepen and enrich healthy connections both within oneself and with others fostering healthy personal, interpersonal and family dynamics.