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Mindfulness: Theory and Practice for Schools (2-day Workshop for Teachers)

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Nan Tien Institute

231 Nolan Street

Unanderra, NSW 2526

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Mindfulness: Theory and Practice for Schools

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Teachers


'Mindfulness: Theory and Practice for Schools' is a two-day workshop, distinctively tailored for school teachers.

This NESA accredited program looks at the variety of applications of mindfulness in the school environment and examines how teachers can use mindfulness in the creation and maintenance of supportive, safe and effective learning environments.


What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a transformative and experiential life skill, which develops:

  • Self-regulation of attention
  • Awareness of the present moment
  • The ability to be open, curious and accepting of yourself
  • Taming and shaping your mind in tune with your body
  • Strong / clear cognition
  • Collectedness – a foundation for recollection
  • Non-interfering
  • Non-reactive observation

About the Workshop

'Mindfulness: Theory and Practice for Schools' explores the theoretical foundations for mindfulness practice as well as the practical and experiential methods and techniques of meditation.

Teachers will explore several techniques and their application in the school environment, examining how to use each technique in the following areas:

  • Behavioural management
  • Student well-being
  • Teaching techniques/lesson craft
  • Fostering positive environments
  • Conflict resolution
  • Teacher well-being
  • Promotion of harmonious, balanced and productive environments

Practical mindfulness teaching tools will be explored and how teachers might use these tools to establish and maintain an orderly and workable classroom environment, with a focus on moment-to-moment awareness and learning.


The application of mindfulness as a tool for behaviour management and the establishment of an environment where there are clear expectations of student behaviour will be addressed. The connection between mindfulness and the relationship between teachers and students, and conflict resolution will be explored; thus, providing teachers with a unique approach to classroom management, through promoting harmony, balance and productivity in the school environment.


The course aims to promote mindfulness as a teaching strategy which encourages students’ strengths and the individual and diverse needs of students to meet cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.

'Mindfulness: Theory and Practice for Schools' involves training both students and teachers in Buddhist meditative techniques and determining the personal and environmental benefits.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and explain Mindfulness through an Introduction to Mindfulness
  • Identify and understand the application of Mindfulness techniques in well-being systems in the school environment and as a personal practice for teachers
  • Understanding of current research in Mindfulness and how this research can assist in the development of school based Mindfulness programs
  • Opportunities for teachers to plan and brainstorm Mindfulness initiatives for their individual schools
  • Exploration of a variety of Mindfulness techniques and their application in a variety of school situations
  • Practical instructions and practice in a variety of Mindfulness techniques
  • Exploration of Mindfulness techniques as an effective behavioural management tool
  • Understanding of the issues in the implementation of Mindfulness based programs in the school environment.

Your Teacher

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Catherine Ramos has been a high school teacher with the Department of Education for over 20 years. She has a Graduate Certificate in Applied Buddhist Studies, and also holds a Bachelor of Education in English and History.

Catherine has been conducting a research project on 'Mindfulness in High Schools' with the objective of establishing the efficacy of mindfulness and loving kindness training on Year 10-12 students in the school environment.


The Venue - Nan Tien Institute (NTI) Wollongong Campus

Nan Tien Institute Wollongong Campus - Side Entrance


You will enjoy the learning environment provided by the recently opened NTI Wollongong Tertiary Campus, Art Gallery and Cultural Centre.

This workshop gives a unique and limited opportunity to learn opposite the Nan Tien Temple – the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere.

Accommodation at the Nan Tien Temple lodge is optional and available at a discounted rate.

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