Three Signature Practices
At empowerED Pathways, we offer workshops, seminars and leadership coaching focused around mindfulness and social & emotional learning. Our work is grounded in neuroscience and promoted through the following three signature practices:
- Practices that celebrate common humanity, normalize suffering, and break the walls of indignity and shame that isolate us (ex: community-building circles).
- Practices that build awareness and equanimity (ex: mindfulness).
- Practices that build compassion towards self and others (ex: resiliency and self-compassion).
The following are the current offerings available to districts, schools, and educational communities. Contact us for more information on pricing and availability.
Two-day seminar for schools & organizations
We offer an experiential, engaging and inspiring seminar which provides content in mindfulness, Social & Emotional Learning and brain literacy. Participants will leave empowered with the content knowledge and systematic know-how to begin the implementation process transforming their schools and communities. This two day seminar will focus on:
- Introduction to mindfulness and Social & Emotional Learning and the supporting neuroscience.
- Application of mindful qualities to transformative leadership and successful organizational systems and structures.
- Exploration of key brain-based strategies to build resilience, growth mindset, and compassion.
View and download a PDF of our professional development offerings listed below.
ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT workshops
Moving beyond our biology to advance humanity
A 75-minute workshop which addresses the primal instincts and automated “survival skills” of our human biology that lead to harm, and introduces mindfulness as way to notice our automated thoughts and reactions. This workshop focuses on how mindfulness can disrupt the explicit and implicit biases (race, religion, gender, orientation and economic and political differences as well) that divide us and offers an opportunity for living with greater peace through the cultivation of nonjudgmental attitudes and the flexible mind.
Shifting from “I am” to “I can”
A 75-minute workshop detailing how to use mindfulness to develop and deploy the mindsets and neural pathways of increased intrinsic motivation and resilience to adversity.
Connection Over Consequences
A 75-minute workshop presenting the notion that we can use mindfulness to interpret conflict as a “challenge” rather than a “threat” and ways to respond in suit. This workshop also examines how, overtime, mindfulness can also prevent conflicts - and explores the neuroscience behind this transformation.
A Time of Great Opportunity AND Vulnerability (Adolescent Brain Development)
A 75-minute workshop which details the unique neurological development during adolescence (age 12-25) and ways to navigate this period to develop mindsets and habits of peace and resilience that can last throughout one's lifetime. This workshop also describes how mindfulness can accelerate these mindsets of opportunity.
Mindfulness-Based Self Care
This 75-minute workshop provides a powerful approach to working with our daily physical, emotional and psychological stress through cultivating a nonjudgmental awareness of our moment-to-moment experience. This workshop focuses on bringing attention to the breath, physical sensations, thoughts, and feelings through a variety of techniques including mindful movement, sitting meditation, and mindful eating.
Mindfulness Workshops for Educators, Parents & Community
Currently only available throughout Central Texas. View and download a PDF of our mindfulness course offerings listed below.
Mindful Living 101 for Adults
This series consists of three 1-hour long sessions focusing on bringing attention to the breath, physical sensations, thoughts, and feelings through a variety of simple techniques that can easily be woven into even the busiest of schedules. Currently only available in Central Texas.
8-week Mindful Living Course for Adults
Dig deeper into the fundamentals of mindfulness. In this 8- week, one hour session series, participants will gain an understanding of what mindfulness is, the mind-body connection and response to stress, and strategies to live with more resilience and ease. Each week we will focus on a different mindful quality and practice, including mindful eating, mindful breathing, and mindful movement.
Courses for Children & Youth
Currently only available throughout Central Texas.
We work with youth to maximize this developmental period in their lives by introducing mindfulness as a means of self-empowerment. Currently, these serial classes are only available in Central Texas.
Mindful Living 101 for youth and young adults (Ages 12-25)
This 90 minute session focuses on bringing attention to the breath, physical sensations, thoughts and feelings through a variety of simple, developmentally appropriate techniques. This session can also be presented in two 45 minute sessions or three 30 minute sessions.
8-week Mindful Living Course for preteens (ages 9-11)
Dig deeper into the fundamentals of mindfulness. In this 8-week (30 minute sessions) students will gain an understanding of what mindfulness is, the mind-body connection and response to stress, and strategies to live with more resilience and ease. Each week we will focus on a different mindful quality and developmentally appropriate practice, including mindful eating, mindful breathing, and mindful movement. This series helps children to:
- Understand how neurological development can impact the ways they respond to stressors,
- Explore ways to incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives,
- Establish habits of mind linked to a hopeful future.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens
Mindfulness is an anchor for youth to turn to when they feel emotionally dysregulated, stressed, anxious, or unhappy. In this 16-week course, adolescents will learn balanced approaches to reacting to life’s stress. This course will help teens:
- Move from feeling powerless to feeling a sense of agency and control,
- Decrease reactivity and impulsivity,
- Shift from negative judgments and perceptions to non-judging with the use of mindful qualities,
- Increase positive coping strategies and decrease self-harming thinking and behaviors,
- Increase health and well-being.