Lighthouse Wellness and Health Education Consulting, Inc, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, is offering a series of free professional learning opportunities for school and district personnel. Described below, each session or series of sessions has a unique registration link. Please use the links below to register for any session/series you are interested in attending. Please note sessions that have specific registration requirements.
Educator Well-Being: Yoga and Meditation Sessions
Join Sarah Benes, partner of Lighthouse Wellness and Health Education Consulting and 200-hr yoga teacher, for drop in yoga and meditation sessions. These will be virtual offerings. No equipment required, though you are encouraged to bring props if you have them. All levels are welcome. Each session will be approximately one hour of yoga followed by a 15 min meditation practice. You can come to any sessions that you are able to! If you sign up using the link below, you will receive reminder emails to all sessions with the Zoom links.
Monthly drop in 1 hour and 15 min yoga and meditation courses
All levels welcome, no equipment needed
Thursday, October 27th – 7:00-8:15 pm
Monday, November 14th – 3:30-4:45 pm
Monday, December 12th – 7:00-8:15 pm
Wednesday, January 11th – 3:00-4:15 pm
Thursday, February 16th – 7:00-8:15 pm
Thriving and Flourishing: A Focus on Educator Well-Being
Join Lighthouse Wellness and Health Education Consulting for any (or all!) of our upcoming workshops on self-care and health and well-being. In each workshop, you will engage in a range of activities to prioritize your health and well-being, and all sessions will include some form of movement activity, breathing exercise, community connection, skill building, and personal focus/reflection time. You are welcome to join for one or all sessions. You can see the focus of each session below. All sessions will be held via Zoom. Please register for any sessions with the link below NOTE: If you attended our Holding Space series, much of this content will be familiar to you.
November 2 – What is Well-Being & Self-Care – 3:30-4:45 pm
December 7 – Exploring Dimensions of Wellness & Creating Your Wellness Vision – 3:30-4:45 pm
January 4 – Grounding in Your Values and Your Why – 3:30-4:45 pm
February 1 – Setting SMARRT Goals for Well-Being – 3:30-4:45 pm
March 8 – Sustaining Well-Being – 3:30-4:45 pm
Physical Education & Physical Activity
There are no offerings at this time.
Sexual Health & Sex Education
There are no offerings at this time.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
The Department has partnered with Walker Therapeutic & Educational Programs, Lighthouse Wellness and Health Education Consulting, Pinnacle Partnerships, and others to offer Youth Mental Health First Aid training sessions again this year. The training helps teachers, other school staff, parents, and others who interact with youth to recognize and support students ages 6-18 who may be experiencing mental health or substance use challenges. The training also helps adults know how to refer students to mental health services. As everyone continues to navigate the impacts and challenges of the pandemic, it is likely that adults are seeing more students who report and show changes in mood as well as more intense feelings of anxiety and stress. Though school mental health professionals may find this training helpful, the intended audience is individuals without mental health training who work or interact with young people.
School districts may request up to two free trainings for up to 60 members of their staff and community. Participating districts will also be eligible for technical assistance to develop follow-up systems and resources for integrating this training into multi-tiered systems for student support.