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Beth Sarver integrates play and mindfulness into everything that she does.

 

She is a regional leader and master trainer in trauma-informed care, trauma-sensitive schools and building resilience culture. Through her business, Breathing Room KC, she designs and facilitates custom learning experiences, teaching resilience in a variety of environments. Her approach emphasizes mindfulness, social-emotional learning, creative problem solving and brain education. Beth is also a certified leader of InterPlay, a pedagogy for cultivating mindfulness through creativity, performance, and play. From youth enrichment programs to designing a behavioral intervention, or guiding first responders to investigate visceral stress responses… play makes learning more effective and InterPlay helps people of all ages to deepen their connection to self and others.

 

Individuals with great challenges have inspired Beth the most and she’s been able to see a lot of progress with communities who others might be intimidated by -- students who are blind or have developmental disabilities, law enforcement officers, incarcerated youth and children with extreme behavior concerns.

 

Breathing Room KC currently serves the Leavenworth School District, supporting their implementation of resilience culture throughout their seven-school district. Other projects include work with the Alive and Well KC steering committee and The Resilient Activist, an organization focussed on building a community around nature connected living. She is designing an app to support effective behavior intervention in schools.

 

Beth has over 15 years of experience implementing arts-integrated curriculum in a variety of non-traditional settings including juvenile detention centers, foster care group homes, fine art studios of all kinds and professional learning communities focused on trauma-informed care and healing centered engagement.

 

A dedicated meditator, Beth is currently completing her practicum with Mindful Schools, an organization that certifies youth mindfulness instructors.

 

Beth received her Bachelors in Fine Art with an emphasis in Sculpture and Arts Education from the University of Kansas. In her free time, Beth loves to practice mindfulness, dance, garden, read about the resilient nature of the brain and go on adventures with her husband and two boys.

 

 

 

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