WHY DOES THE U SCHOOL PRACTICE MINDFULNESS?The core of the U School’s Ubuntu PEACE Plan is the middle letter “A”, which stands for “Awareness.” We believe heightened awareness is key to happy, healthy, and inspired living. Every part of the Ubuntu PEACE Plan begins with our awareness. Understanding whether our play is safe, whether respect is being given and felt, whether communication is needed, and whether we are experiencing the fun begins with our awareness of the moment. Mindfulness helps us by directly offering a system of attentional training for deepening our awareness.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Charlie Sutherland, U School Teacher. Charlie’s mindfulness coaching, using the Unified Mindfulness* system, has been ongoing since 2013 after taking teaching courses from Shinzen Young. He has helped people apply mindfulness to work- or family-related stress, to process chronic pain, to interact with more compassion, to break down mental habits or “tape loops,” and the list goes on. His current focus is developing mindfulness trainings for parents, educators, and preschoolers.
*Developed by Shinzen Young: unifiedmindfulness.org
If you are an educator, you will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course. For early childhood professionals, up to six completed hours can go towards required annual professional development.
If you have any questions about Mindful Parents & Educators course offerings, please contact:Ryan (U School Director) - firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Charlie (Mindful Parents Instructor) - email@example.com
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MP&E INTRO COURSE FALL DATES: 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15FEE: $104 (individual), $156 (partners)
MP&E DROP-INS (NEW!)Drop-in experiences during the Wednesday evening introduction sessions are offered and intended for those who have completed the intro course. Interested drop-in participants should purchase a punch card. After redeeming all punches, additional drop-in cards can be purchased.FEE FOR 8 SESSION PUNCH CARD: $104 FEE FOR 4 SESSION PUNCH CARD: $52
MP&E REMOTE PARTICIPANTSMindful Parents & Educators offers remote participation for individuals and groups that are located anywhere in the world. The Intro Course and Drop-In experiences are accessed through a live video/audio feed on Skype. If you would like more information please contact the course instructor, Charlie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon receiving your registration form, an invoice will be generated and sent via the contact info provided with an invoice due date.