MindfulTeachers.org — 8 Principles of Trauma Informed Mindfulness

Graciously re-posted from MindfulTeachers.org, this post was written by Mental Fitness Founder, Robyn Hussa Farrell, MFA, E-RYT.

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These principles are excerpted from an online course for educators who wish to learn how to teach mindfulness in the classroom setting. For details or more information, please feel free to email the author at rfarrell[at]mentalfitnessinc[dot]org.

Because of recent research like The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study, creating a trauma-aware environment is becoming more the norm in the education community. It’s particularly important when teaching yoga and mindfulness, as there are many potential triggers when students are meditating or when they’re engaged in certain physical postures and movements.

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Robyn Hussa Farrell, MFA, is an award-winning New York City theatre producer as well as an E-RYT Certified Yoga Teacher and an accredited Continuing Education Provider through Yoga Alliance. She is the creator of Resiliency Technologies / Sharpen app, NOURISH Recovery Yoga, and founder and CEO of Mental Fitness, an award-winning nonprofit organization that collaborates with national researchers in developmental psychology, resilience and neuroscience to create and deliver evidence-based arts and mindfulness programs to K-12 schools.

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