(Ashland) Wellness and Mindfulness as School-Based Interventions

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Agency: CESA 4
Agency Assistant: Mary Devine (608) 786-4800
Location: CESA #12
618 Beaser Avenue
Ashland, WI 54806
Facility: Meeting Room
3/9/2017 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM Registration 8:00-8:30 am

(Ashland) Wellness and Mindfulness as School-Based Interventions

Registration: 8:00-8:30 am; Training 8:30 am-3:30 pm

March 9, 2017
CESA #12
618 Beaser Avenue
Ashland, WI  54806

Workshop Contact:
Lynn Verage, CESA #9
(715) 453-2141;

Research shows that healthy people are better able to handle what life throws at them every day. Students and educators face daily challenges on their time, attention, and health. Wouldn’t it be nice to have some more tools in our tool belts to support overall wellness?

Mindfulness is a research-based approach for improving attention, self-regulation, mood, and interpersonal relationships. Participants in this workshop will learn and practice several mindfulness activities  for personal, individual, small group, and classroom use that support a learning environment that strives for wellness.

Participants will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding for the research that supports the use of wellness and mindfulness as interventions that positively impact student learning and behavior
  • Identify and practice mindful activities that benefit overall wellness of students and staff
  • Create a personal wellness plan
  • Create a plan for using wellness and mindfulness with students

Rachel Pufall has been a school counselor for over 10 years. Over time the needs of her students have gradually changed. She was drawn to the use of mindfulness with children when the many interventions used to help her students with stress, anxiety, and depression seemed to be falling short. Rachel has been successfully using mindfulness as an intervention with children for over 3 years.

TARGET AUDIENCE: PreK-12 educators, school counselors, social workers, special education teachers, and school psychologists

COST:  $120/per person (Lunch and snacks provided)


Registration or billing questions: Mary Devine, CESA #4
Send payment to: ATTN: Mary Devine
923 East Garland Street, West Salem, WI 54669

PLEASE include and clearly define: Participant name, exact name of workshop, and date, with all checks or purchase orders. Thank you!

Participant Cancellation Policy: You must contact CESA #4 to cancel attendance one week prior to the scheduled event. CESA #4 will only provide full refund of registration fees depending on individual circumstances. Refunds depend upon the ability of CESA #4 to cancel any financial obligations created by the registration such as meals, materials, etc. CESA #4 reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment. Participants will be notified by e-mail or phone if a workshop is cancelled. If a participant is a 'no show' the school will be billed for the registration fee, or loss of the 'free' attendance slot.

Weather Conditions: If a workshop has been cancelled due to weather conditions, every effort will be made to reschedule the workshop. If weather conditions are questionable, please call CESA #4 Voice Mail at (608) 786-4800; Toll Free (800) 514-3075. A message will be posted regarding workshop weather cancellations.

Other Helpful Hints: Room temperatures vary from one workshop location to another, so bring a jacket or sweater for maximum comfort.

Accommodations: If you need an accommodation to participate including interpreter services (sign language or other spoken language) please email the workshop contact to set up these services. A two-week notice is appreciated.