Grow Mindful WNY Services


 Grow Mindful WNY offers consultation, education and training in mindfulness based practices to individuals, schools,  and organizations working with the youth of our community.  All of our trainings can be tailored to meet the  needs of the group.  We can work with educators and administrators to determine what will work best in your setting. Off-site trainings are also available.

In Schools


  • Professional Development Workshops - Grow Mindful WNY professional development workshops are designed to provide an introduction to mindful awareness principles and approaches. A combination of content and direct practice provides a clear foundation for bringing mindfulness practices to youth. Workshops can be custom designed for teachers, mental health staff or other school personnel.  

  • In-Service Training - Grow Mindful WNY in-service training is designed to assist educators in deepening understanding and strengthening mindfulness skills (awareness, attention, focus and concentration). Instruction in how to integrate mindfulness practices into the classroom or educational setting is emphasized. A series of workshops can be designed to help create a sustainable model of mindfulness in the schools. 

  • Coaching - Grow Mindful WNY is uniquely suited to offer ongoing coaching and consultation to promote sustainability in local schools and educational organizations. We can assist educators with building grade specific classroom lessons, creating models for engaging team support and maintaining program momentum  over time. Coaching is also available directly to teachers seeking to build their own practice and skills. 

In the Community


  •  Introduction to Mindfulness - In this introductory and experiential series, participants will learn the fundamentals of mindfulness while engaging in practices to develop resilience, self-awareness and compassion. They will learn to attend to stressful situations with less reactivity and a greater sense of calm. Building practices into  daily life will help benefit work,  relationships, and personal well-being.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mindfulness for Educators - In this introductory class, educators learn the fundamentals of mindfulness with practices to develop calm, compassion, resilience and self-awareness. Experiential activities help participants learn to attend to stressful situations and discover what can happen when they bring their individual practice into their work with youth.