Mindful Schools Launches Certified Instructor Directory to Support Schools Nationwide.
The first online directory of Mindfulness in Education instructors
EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mindful Schools, a leading provider of online and in-person mindfulness training for educators, announced today the launch of its Certified Instructor Directory to support mindfulness in education. This directory meets the growing demand for simple, effective ways to find and connect with certified instructors teaching mindfulness to diverse youth populations.
The directory will allow schools and youth services agencies to locate trained providers in their geographic area. It will also make it easier to locate instructors who specialize in integrating mindfulness into therapeutic settings with special needs youth (e.g. youth on the autistic spectrum, with ADHD, etc.).
The directory fuels a larger movement to bring basic self-awareness, emotional regulation, and empathy training to diverse school communities.
Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Schools Advisor, stated : "There is a large and growing grassroots movement promoting mindfulness in primary and secondary education, and Mindful Schools is at the cutting edge of training educators to effectively integrate mindfulness practices and perspectives into their classrooms. This directory is a major step forward toward furthering that movement by providing a listing of educators and other youth workers who have completed the Mindful Schools professional training curriculum and have been certified." Read full statement.
"As this movement evolves, access to in-depth training becomes more and more critical. With the launch of this directory, Mindful Schools has made a significant contribution to maintaining a high level of quality and instruction," said Dr. Patricia (Tish) Jennings, Mindfulness for Teachers author, Associate Professor at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education, and Mindful Schools Advisor.
A Mindful Schools Certified Instructor has undergone a minimum of 300 training hours in the Mindful Schools Year-Long Certification program and has been evaluated by Mindful Schools. Certified Instructors have made a significant commitment to the theory and practice of mindfulness in education.
Mindful Schools Certified Instructor Directory: www.MindfulSchools.org/CID
About Mindful Schools Mindful Schools is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. integrating mindfulness into education and youth mental health. Mindful Schools has provided online and in-person training to thousands of educators and mental health professionals across all 50 U.S. states and 60+ countries, impacting approximately 250,000 youth globally to date. For more information, visit MindfulSchools.org.
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