When we presented the reasons why trauma-informed Dynamic Mindfulness (DMind) could have a strong impact on students, it immediately resonated with Jersey City’s Superintendent Lyles. She wanted to pilot it in two of her alternative schools with the students most challenged with emotion regulation.
Mary Jo, the Principal at Renaissance Institute in Jersey City wanted to get started “as soon as possible,” so now all staff at both schools are taking our 6-hour Dynamic Mindfulness Foundation (DMF) online training. They will have some tools for:
- personal sustainability
- stress management
- healing from vicarious trauma
- professional application with their students.
We will be conducting a 2-day Dynamic Mindfulness Teacher (DMT) training in New Jersey on June 13 and 14, hosted by the Jersey City Public School District. This training will also be open to classroom teachers and mental health professionals in the New York / New Jersey region.
Niroga has worked directly with 50,000 students and trained 10,000 educators. Over the past 11 years we have honed our robust and field-tested, evidence-based and trauma-informed model. Through online and in-person trainings, coaching for all staff, and peer leadership support for staff, students and families, our programming will comprehensively build classroom teacher capability. We have also seen that Dynamic Mindfulness measurably enhances academic excellence and social emotional learning.
When Dynamic Mindfulness is practiced by students, staff and families (the 3 components of a school’s ecosystem), it transforms the entire school’s culture and values by enhancing school and classroom climate, home environment, and a school’s community connections.