All of the Plugged into Mindfulness Training programs are grounded in science and research, and focus on the cultivation of:

Attention Skills

  • improving one's ability to concentrate

  • clarity of mind and thought for improved decision making

  • equanimity; a balanced internal state
    regardless of circumstances

Social-Emotional Skills

  • self-awareness

  • emotional regulation

  • social awareness

  • improved relationship skills

  • responsible decision making

Resiliency

  • greater self-confidence

  • flexibility in the face of challenge

  • emotional resilience/faster recovery from stressful event

  • trust in self and others

 

Mindfulness in Schools

 
 

Stress is a natural part of life. Healthy stress can help to motivate us to work hard and accomplish goals. These days, however, many students are weighed down by unhealthy amounts of toxic stress. The expectations placed upon them is more than they have the capacity to cope with, especially considering that they receive little to no training in stress management throughout their education. Toxic stress decreases students' attention, impairs emotional regulation, disturbs sleep and more. 

Educators are also plagued by toxic stress. Anxiety, decreased productivity, frustration, and burnout are becoming common symptoms that drive teachers to leave the profession. 

Grounded in science and research, Plugged into Mindfulness is a comprehensive program that starts with an 8 week training for educators in mindfulness and breathing techniques. In a 5 week followup series, educators learn specific techniques to offer children, K through 12th grade.  Additional sessions ensure quality control implementation of the program throughout the district and community.

This is NOT an online offering. You'll be trained face-to-face with Joni, or another mindfulness expert, given homework, readings, and the ability to address questions or concerns around the practices. Healthy Body Peaceful Soul, LLC is approved by the state of Pennsylvania as an Act 48 continuing education provider, and Plugged Into Mindfulness programming can include credits for teachers. Contact me to find out more.

 
 

Mindfulness for
Therapists & Social Workers

70% of adults in the United States have experienced some kind of traumatic event in their lives. While some recover from trauma in time with little daily impact, some go on to experience PTSD, drug or alcohol addiction, depression, or anxiety. A growing body of research demonstrates that mindfulness practices can be helpful to those who have experienced trauma, those with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction. Plus mindfulness is essential for treatment providers to practice themselves, to help minimize burnout and secondary trauma.

Grounded in science and research, Plugged into Mindfulness is a comprehensive program that starts with an 8 week training in mindfulness and breathing techniques. In a 4 week followup series, participants learn specific techniques to offer clients.  

This is NOT an online offering. You'll be trained face-to-face with Joni, or another mindfulness expert, given homework, readings, and the ability to address questions or concerns around the practices. Contact me to find out more.

 
 

Mindfulness for Business Leaders

The goals of the 12 week Plugged Into Mindfulness for Business Leaders is three-fold:

  1. To help you reduce personal stress level, improve memory, increase focus and improve relationships, through the use of mindfulness tools. Leaders are at a great risk for chronic stress and burnout. This negatively impacts mental and physical health and can have negative consequences for the work environment. Research shows that mindfulness training offers leaders stress management tools and facilitates an overall increase in self-care, increasing personal well-being, as well as their efficacy in a leadership role.

  2. To help you increase the psychological capital in your organization by becoming a more mindful leader. Mindfulness practice is associated with qualities that are critical to effective leading, such as attention, empathy, and emotion regulation. This can dramatically increase the psychological capital in an organization: the qualities and experience of hope, optimism, self-efficacy, and resilience.

  3. To develop a foundation for offering mindfulness to your organization. Self-care and the embodiment of mindfulness practices are essential before offering and suggesting the practices to others. This training will offer methods of implementing and maintaining mindfulness programs in your organization

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