Breathe For Change Professional Development

Breathe For Change offers transformational professional development opportunities for schools, districts, and organizations. Our offerings empower participants to prioritize self-care and use wellness and social-emotional learning as a vehicle for social change. Our customizable programs include one or a combination of the following offerings:

  • On-Site Half Day PD
  • On-Site Full Day PD
  • On-Site 2 Day PD
  • On-Site 3 Day PD
  • Consulting / Coaching

Professional Development for Schools and Districts

Educator Well-being and Self-Care

Description: Participants in Breathe For Change's professional development will expand their capacity to cultivate well-being and positively impact how they show up for themselves, their students, and their communities. This training equips and empowers educators to effectively reduce stress, prioritize self-care, cultivate resilience, and enhance well-being in their personal and professional lives.

Objectives:  Through Breathe For Change’s professional development, educators will:

  • Enhance overall well-being and reduce stress and burnout
  • Increase job satisfaction and reignite passion for teaching and leading 
  • Cultivate emotional intelligence and resilience through embodying social-emotional learning competencies
  • Gain tools to enhance presence and mindfulness in and out of the classroom
  • Learn to set intentions for individual and collective well-being and overcome obstacles in the way
  • Practice effective communication strategies to enhance teaching and learning
  • Tap into the power of creativity, gratitude, compassion, and empathy in personal and professional contexts

 

Social-Emotional Learning and Community Well-Being (SEL*F)

Description:

Participants in Breathe For Change's SEL*F professional development will learn to embody and teach social-emotional learning. This training equips and inspires educators to use mindfulness and social-emotional learning as vehicles for social change in the lives, classrooms, and school communities. 

Objectives:  Through Breathe For Change’s SEL*F professional development, educators will:

  • Learn Breathe For Change’s research-based approach to social-emotional learning and facilitation (SEL*F)
  • Be able to unpack, embody, and integrate CASEL’s social-emotional learning competencies
  • Gain tools to confidently practice and teach mindfulness to students, staff, and families
  • Deepen expertise in facilitating social-emotional learning (SEL*F) strategies using an equity lens
  • Learn inclusive pedagogical practices to build community, increase collaboration, and foster human connection 
  • Develop an innovative school or district-wide “Breathe For Change Implementation Plan” to enhance school-wide culture and climate
  • Be inspired and equipped to use wellness and social-emotional learning as vehicles for social change


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"Unanimously the best professional development we have experienced. We have grown in our own hearts, and in our professional relationships as we work to improve student and staff well being and SEL."

— Mike Lucas, High School Principal, MA

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