OpenMind Pre-K Virtual Traning
OpenMind Wellness Practices for Pre-School Teachers, Caregivers and Families
All Open Mind Products Created by Little Lotus Therapy - Training Conducted by Dr. Jackman and Trainers from Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation / ProCAre Solutions
Do you put your health and well-being second to helping others to a point that you feel stressed, tired, anxious, and/or depressed?
Do you feel the quality of your life is comprised because you spend so much time helping others?
Do you feel that you suffer from empathy fatigue?
If you answer yes to any of these questions then this training is for you!
Content: Background and Wellness Practices
Includes: Two - 90 minute Sessions
90 minute session 1 - background - basic mindfulness practices - loving kindness and open monitoring awareness - home practice for interim.
90 minute Session 2 - 5 additional mindfulness practices.
Cost: Introductory Offer - $50 per person
Capacity: 40 people per training
Trainers: Dr. Monica Jackman and Kelly Maurath
The practices in this course are variations of evidence–based mindfulness practices that have been found to improve health, well–being, and quality of life, and also to decrease stress and symptoms of depression and anxiety. The OM rainbow wellness practices have been designed to build executive function skills such as attention, focus, emotional control, and mental flexibility. They also serve to increase awareness and appreciation of positive emotional experiences, and to establish and strengthen positive habits. Collectively, these practices can help us to develop a state of equanimity, which is the ability to maintain stability and even–mindedness when faced with challenging situations and to not get caught up in chasing pleasure and running from pain. Having equanimity is much like being a strong tree in a violent storm; the tree can stay rooted but also can bend in the wind, knowing the storm will pass.
Approved for 3 clock hours by the Department of Health and Senior Services for all Childcare Center and Head Start Employees in Missouri.
Meet The Trainers...
Dr. Monica Jackman is an occupational therapist and mother of four. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Health Science degree from the University of Florida and a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Chatham University.
Monica has authored research papers and book chapters on topics including mindful engagement, the mindful engagement support model, occupational therapy in mental health, and teaching mindfulness to children, and has developed and implemented mindfulness-based training programs for caregivers, preschoolers, and school-aged children. She is the author and creator of the OpenMind Preschool Program and co-author of the OpenMind Elementary Program. She has lectured nationally and internationally on mindfulness interventions for children and adults.
Kelly Maurath is the Associate Director of Child and Family Development for the JFCAC Head Start/Early Head Start program. In her current role at Jefferson Franklin Community Action Corporation, she oversee the integration of program services to children and families, as well as the governing body that provides direction and oversite of JFCAC’s Head Start / Early Head Start Program.
She currently hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with 17 years of Early Childhood work experience, having both classroom experience as well as administrative experience. Kelly is both a Pre-K CLASS certified observer, as well as Pre-K CLASS certified trainer. She has extensive experience in utilizing Strength Based Coaching, providing individualized professional development support to improve classroom teacher’s instructional practices. Over her many years of working with young children, families, and staff, she has come to believe that those professionals who work alongside our precious young children need just as much support to be successful. Kelly believes that creating a work environment that is inclusive, supportive, open, loving, meaningful, and FUN for those working with young children is the ultimate key to success for the children and families we wrap our arms around!