My name is Sarah Sampson,
and I believe in the power of the circle.
A place with no beginning or end
front or back
above or below.
A place of balance and equity.
A place to hold + be held.
My heart belongs to creating spaces where we may experience connection, authentic expression, belonging, and interconnectivity.
Sarah Sampson is founder and tender to Art of the Circle, an organization that provides trainings, consultation, experiences to schools, businesses, and individuals using circle practices based in Restorative Justice, Social-Emotional Learning, and Mindfulness.
As the former Social-Emotional Learning Facilitator for Keller ISD, Sarah led the district-wide implementation of SEL and mindfulness-based activities for over 34,000 students.
She began her educational journey by creating and teaching tools for healthy-self expression and emotional intelligence as a K-4th grade theatre teacher.
Sarah is trained in MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) through the UC San Diego Medical School. As a certified social-emotional learning, restorative practices, and yoga teacher, Sarah has developed training, curriculum and workshops to empower educators and humans of all kinds nation-wide.
Interview with KISD Superintendent, Dr. Westfall.
Creative Mornings Lecture
Region 11 Counseling Conference Workshop
Whether the symbol of the circle appears in primitive or modern religion, in myths or in dreams, in the mandalas drawn by Tibetan monks, in the ground plan of cities, or the in the spherical concepts of early astronomers, it always points to the single most vital aspect of life - its ultimate wholeness.
- C. G. Jung