"The Mindfulness Ambassador Program offers participants a forum to meet face to face and learn about constructive ways for addressing personal, social and community challenges."
A well rounded education must involve the integration of soft skills that teach youth key concepts related to social emotional literacy, leadership development, and tools to achieve overall mental, physical and emotional wellness.
Being a parent is probably the most challenging job in the world. Children go through many stages in life which may provoke a lot of stress and challenge. Adopting a consistent mindfulness practice helps to see things from different perspectives, relieves stress, and helps achieve emotional resilience, leading to improved wellness, decision making and connections.
Teachers have a challenging role as they are constantly juggling academics, as well as communicating with students, parents, teachers and administrators. They are in constant contact with different personalities and people of different backgrounds and beliefs, not to mention students with different personalities, developmental and academic levels. As a result, it can be challenging to keep an open mind and refrain from acting on autopilot, which often results in misunderstandings and stress. The mindfulness ambassador program assists with overall wellness and helps educators think critically and act with more resilience and compassion, leading to reduced stress and more effectiveness.
Health Care professionals are so busy healing others that they often forget about their own wellness. Mindfulness has been shown to decrease stress, depression, and improve self-compassion. Self care is an important component in helping others.
Through the practice of Mindfulness, participants explore topics that result in a greater ability to think critically, and act with more resilience and compassion, leading to improved relationships, mental wellness, productivity and efficiency. The program serves to address diversity, equity and inclusion as members discover their own deep seated stereotypes and biases as a result of deep listening and authentic sharing in council.