16-403-02 smartEducation (starts July 13)

By Centre for Mindfulness Studies (other events)

Wed, Jul 13 2016 10:00 AM EDT Wed, Aug 3 2016 3:00 PM EDT

Increase your resilience and help create an emotionally balanced, compassionate school environment.

smartEducation (Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques) is an evidence-based program designed for educators and professional support staff. This program provides educators with an opportunity to immerse themselves in mindfulness practice, apply techniques for developing emotional balance, enhance concentration, and employ self-care techniques.  Past participants have reported increased mindfulness, decreased occupational stress and increased work satisfaction.  Learn to manage your stress more effectively by recognizing, tolerating, and transforming your responses to challenging emotions. Rekindle your passion for teaching through exercises and discussions connected to your experiences in the classroom. 

smartEducation was originally developed in the US is now managed by smartUBC (a not for profit unit of the University of British Columbia) and coordinated through the Faculty of Education, UBC Okanagan campus. UBC researches and manages the development of the evidence base for continual updating of the curriculum.  

By the conclusion of the smartEducation program, you will have assembled a “SMART-Tool-Box” of skills to:

  • Develop greater awareness of emotions in your and others
  • Create more effective strategies for responding to difficult situations
  • Apply mindfulness training to interactions with students, colleagues and others

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Who should attend
Education professionals including teachers, guidance counsellors, and professional support staff. The program is also suitable for health-care professionals who work with children and teens. Previous experience with mindfulness is not required.

This is a modified smartEducation course, taught in a condensed 4-week format, instead of the usual 8-week format.

Wednesdays from July 13, 2016 to August 3, 2016 | 10am - 3pm

Additional Retreat session on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 | 10am - 3pm

Heidi Bornstein and Stephen Chadwick 


Please register at least two weeks in advance of the course/workshop date you wish to attend. Registration is limited. Please wear comfortable clothing.

Fee: $485 plus $20 for materials = $505.  As a registered charity, we do not charge HST. When you support us, you support our charitable initiatives. If you’d like to learn more, please see our Social Program. Please note that meals are not provided.

Cancellation, payment and refund policies

Mailing Address

180 Sudbury Street, Unit C2 Toronto, ON M6J 0A8