Professional and Personal Development Speaker
Dee DiGioia offers professional and personal development workshops, trainings, and classes to support groups interested in learning how to experience less stress and more mindfulness, compassion, peace, balance, and overall well-being into their lives, beginning with self, and extending to relationships at home, work environments, and in the community.
WHO? Available for any group:
- work sites (schools, hospitals, businesses, etc);
- organizations (service and health care, healthcare, government, etc);
- interest groups (parents, educators, special needs, LGBT, etc) ~ example: MAP’s = Mindful Action Parents: gather a group of interested parents and HOST a MAP’s series of custom classes in your home (take turns hosting a class in your group’s homes)
WHERE? Provided at your site, in your homes, in a community meeting spot, anywhere!
WHEN? Custom schedule to meet your group’s needs:
- One hour, a few hours, half day, full day;
- One time, a few times, a series;
- Once a week, once a month, once quarterly or annually!
HOW MUCH? All services can be customized to meet your schedule, budget, or needs. Fees are reasonable and negotiable.
MK YOU Classes and Professional Development Trainings for Schools
MK YOU offers mindfulness programs for educators, administrators, and all school staff district-wide using evidence-based practices to help reduce stress while cultivating the inner resources needed for wellbeing which, in turn, positively affects the students and co-workers. Skills will be cultivated for personal and professional development.
The delivery will be provided through ongoing professional development training, classes, consulting, and program initiatives:
- to support personal overall well-being;
- to deepen their understanding how to effectively incorporate mindful strategies and supports for their students’ emotional well-being, behavior, and learning;
- to improve their relationships with their students;
- and to improve classroom and school-wide climate using common language among the staff.
Each staff member will learn and practice how to integrate mindfulness into their existing curriculum, initiatives, and day to day agendas and experiences.
Extension programs may include approaches for bullying prevention/restorative practices; replacing detention with mindfulness practices both preventative and post-incident; after-school programs; and more.
Contact Dee DiGioia to plan your next workshop!
“If administration can see mindfulness as a priority for all staff, this would allow for staff to have the time needed to learn it and apply it to students and self. Mindfulness would probably increase staff retention and help newer teachers get through the difficult early years of their career more easily.” ~ Julia Ingber-Chang, School Psychologist at Sac High
“Dee visited my high school students today and made an amazing connection with them. I have guest speakers in my CTE classes quite often, but she engaged the students in a way that none of my prior guests have done. Dee’s presentation on Mindfulness was very well-prepared and engaging for the students, and full of visuals and interactions that connected perfectly with the students. While brief enough to fit into a class period, it was just the right amount of knowledge to pique the students’ interests towards a practice that can benefit them (and anybody) tremendously. We know that our students are exposed to numerous stressors at school and at home, but we do very little as a school to address this, or to give them the tools they need to deal with these stressors. From Dee’s presentation, it is clear that the practice of Mindfulness is a much needed tool for our students and staff alike. Kudos to Dee for her effort to help these students and others that she is reaching through “Mindful Kindful YOUniversity.” While mindfulness can sometimes be a difficult practice for the beginner, Dee’s approach was interesting and easy enough for the students to grasp. I highly recommend that other schools and organizations consider her mindfulness program. As a teacher she is very much in touch with the challenges that students and others face in today’s fast-paced, technology-driven society.” ~ Kurt Lindgren, Nipomo High School Teacher
“I loved the science and research behind mindfulness. I can currently think of 6 students who need this! I love this.” ~ Amber W, Shell Beach Elementary Teacher
“Dee recently introduced mindfulness to our corps members and the response and participation were extremely positive. Many were excited to learn better coping skills and strengthen resiliency. They asked so many questions and wished she could return again soon!” ~ Natalie Lambert, Education Coordinator, Los Padres Center, California Conservation Corps
COMING IN MARCH! Mindful Mamaze (Mommas)
Mindful Kindful YOUniversity will be partnering with Zabrina Cox of Central Coast Childbirth Connections. Zabrina Cox is a Labor and Delivery Nurse, CAPPA Certified Childbirth Educator, Doula, and Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator.
december 2017 ~ shell beach elementary, staff development
November 2017 ~ Series of free workshops for “the heart of mindfulness for youth week” at OmNi Yoga, Bellevue sante Fe Charter School, parents helping parents in slo, nipomo high school, california conservation corps.
June 12 2017 ~ “Mindful Leadership”: Guest Speaker at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (CA) Summer Session – Educational Leadership and Administration Coursework: Education, Culture and Learning (must be enrolled in course to attend).
July 2017 – Adult School Parenting Program, San Luis Coastal Adult School ~ Guest speaker
I have done multiple professional development in past years in the school setting on topics including mindfulness, stress reduction, bullying, social emotional regulation, Zones of regulation, pbis.
See also Mindful Kindful Communities