Training and Educational Consultation in Social-Emotional Learning, Restorative Practices, and Mindfulness
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
Restorative Practices are techniques that build and restore relationships through equal opportunity sharing and listening. These talking circles proactively build the skills individuals need when conflicts arise. Restorative circles are especially beneficial for youth learning how to negotiate conflict, as they help them practice respectful listening and healthy self-expression.
Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. For youth, mindfulness creates tools for stress-reduction, increased focus, emotional regulation, and overall well-being.
Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.