Caring For You Workshop

Workshop Description

Heart- Mind well- being is the term used by the Dalai Lama Center for Peace + Education (DLC) to refer to creating a balance between educating the mind and educating the heart. While there is a great focus in our society on academic achievement, research has demonstrated the positive impacts of social and emotional learning and, in fact, that heart and mind learning are interconnected.

Research also shows that it is possible to foster positive human qualities such as self-compassion, happiness, gratitude and kindness. This workshop promotes social emotional learning, personal wellness, and adult self-care through the lens of DLC’s Heart-Mind Well-Being framework.  This framework was developed in partnership with the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at UBC and is grounded in latest SEL research and best practice models in the field.  

Workshop Objectives 

1. Provide a practical and meaningful experience for participants to engage in their own social and emotional learning and deepen their understanding of evidence informed ways to strengthen their own Heart Mind well-being and that of the adults, youth and children in their lives.
2. Through the exploration of self-care strategies that include breathing exercises, mindfulness practice, and stress management techniques, participants will have an opportunity for self reflection and to identify ways of integrating HMWB in their lives. 

Length of Time

This workshop is 3 hours in length, however could be adapted if needed.

Intended Audience

Educators, Caregivers, Early Childhood, Social Workers, Mental Health, Social Services, Parents, Corporate and anyone with an interest in taking care of themselves.