Read Seeds of Awareness' Organizational Closure Announcement

News From Seeds of Awareness,

We are providing an update to our cherished communities, clients, and friends on the future of Seeds of Awareness and our services. These past 16 months have been turbulent for all of us, as individuals, organizations, and more broadly in our collective. With that, we are writing to you with some news of change afoot for Seeds of Awareness and it’s future as an organization.

As a small non-profit organization, we have struggled to stay afloat during COVID-19, coupled with significant transitions in leadership. As a result, our Board of Directors, after great and lengthy consideration, have made the weighty decision to close down our programs. Therefore out of love for the mission of Seeds of Awareness, and the desire to reduce negative impact to our clients, our communities, and our staff that the Board is pursuing a mindful shut down by the end of the summer 2021. Our hope is that the legacy of our core values: Compassion, Purpose, Awareness, Integrity, Creativity, Empowerment, and Community, may live on as our physical doors close permanently. We are deeply grateful to all that we have had the opportunity to work with and serve in the past ten years in the Bay Area with mindfulness, compassion, and care. Please click through for more information, contact info, and resources as we navigate this transition. 

Read our organizational closure announcement and find mental health resources here
Counseling

Counseling

Holistic Counseling Centers

Community-based counseling is an effective intervention to combat the mental health challenges our communities are facing. At Seeds of Awareness, we train and support our counselors to provide effective and loving care.

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Mindfulness Schools

Schools

Mindfulness Based Social-Emotional Learning

Studies show mindfulness instruction to have positive impact on executive functioning, decreasing anxiety, improving focus, and enhancing overall wellbeing. Our counseling, social skills groups, and teacher training and mindfulness instruction create a culture of kindness and care at our schools.

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Fiddleheads

Fiddleheads

Nature-Based Programming

Fiddleheads nature groups and summer camps combine evidence supported interventions – time in nature, social-emotional learning, and caring mentorship – to support children’s empathy skills and wellbeing.

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Training

Training

Continuing Education and Parent Support

Seeds of Awareness offers mindfulness trainings and continuing education courses for therapists, educators, businesses and health practitioners. Seeds of Awareness trainings are offered by experts in the field and are trauma informed and mindfulness-based.

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About Us

Seeds of Awareness mission is to transform schools and communities by cultivating empathy, connection and support. We value racial and social equity and aim to empower disadvantaged communities and people of color by focusing a majority of our services in these communities.

Our vision is a future where social and emotional literacy are taught to every child, empathy and mindfulness are embedded in our education systems, and therapeutic services and counseling are accessible to all in need.

In the News


There is a multitude of research that highlights the effectiveness in developing attention and focus, strengthening working memory, decreasing stress response, and enhancing self-regulation and pro-social behavior.

PBS

A recent PBS story on mindfulness highlights the positive effects on academics and suspension rates.
PBS.org

Medium

A positive revolution in thinking is slowly building momentum.
Medium Article

The Press Democrat

Santa Rosa school embraces mindfulness to improve focus, boost grades
The Press Democrat

The Press Democrat

At a Petaluma park, summer camp teaches social, emotional skills
The Press Democrat