Mindfulness is shown through a multitude of studies to decrease stress and anxiety, increase attentional capacities, increase executive functioning and improve emotional regulation in children and youth.
Seeds of Awareness provides comprehensive mindfulness instruction to teachers, students and parents, by utilizing the innovative curriculum of Seeds of Awareness training director Daniel Rechtshaffen, author of The Way of Mindful Education and creator of MindfulEducation.com, an online training module for teachers. Seeds of Awareness serves schools K to 12.
In addition to mindfulness instruction, Seeds of Awareness offers counseling and mentoring, social skills instruction, and parent support groups. Seeds of Awareness approaches are trauma informed and evidence-based.
Seeds mission is to transform schools and communities by cultivating empathy, connection and awareness. We are a 360 degree solution for schools and districts looking to address the social, academic, and emotional challenges of their students and families.
Seeds of Awareness is a 501 C3 organization and a non-public agency (NPA), contracted with Sonoma County Office of Education to provide counseling services to IEP students in the state of California.
Program 1: Mindful Teachers
a. Professional Development:
Seeds trainers provide a six hour “Mindful Education Training”, in a daylong format, or broken up into two smaller segments. [6-hrs]
b. On-going training (virtual and in person)
Seeds of Awareness trainers lead 8 monthly trainings with participating teachers, in-person or virtually, supporting teachers in integrating mindfulness into their classrooms. [ 8 hrs total ]
c. On-line Teacher Training
Teachers in training enrol in Seeds of Awareness online mindfulness training program, which consists of weekly video lessons and an interactive group forum. [ 4 Teachers ]
Total for Part 1. Mindful Teachers: $6,000 Adjusted for Making Waves to $4,500
Program 2: Mindful Schools
a. School-wide Assembly:
Seeds introduces mindfulness to school communities with an innovative assembly integrating hip-hop, experiential games, music, drama and practice. [1-hr]
b. Parent Education:
Seeds of Awareness holds up to three parent workshops to introduce our program and teach parents the benefits and basics of mindfulness. [5-hrs]
c. In-Class integration and Support:
A Seeds of Awareness facilitator will lead in-class mindfulness lessons, modelling to teachers how to teach mindfulness to students, and providing to students interactive lessons on mindfulness. (Serving grades K to 12) Up to 24 lessons per school at 30 min. each.
Total for Part 2 Mindful School: $5,000
Please inquire if you are interested in stand alone costs
After completing Program 1 and 2, Seeds of Awareness partner schools earn our Mindful Education Certificate
*Additional Individual, Group Counseling or Social Skills Groups at $75/ hour.
Comprehensive Mindful Education Program Cost: $10,000 for Program 1 + 2.