An Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators
1 Day Workshop

NESA Accredited Mindfulness Workshop for School Teachers [Continuing Professional Development]


This popular one-day, NESA accredited workshop is distinctively tailored for school teachers, principals and staff to assist with creating a sense of calm in themselves, students, classrooms and schools. It is a condensed version of the 2-Day Mindfulness: Theory and Practice for Schools workshop.

The workshop examines a variety of applications of mindfulness in the school environment and how teachers can use mindfulness in the creation and delivery of supportive, safe and effective learning environments that is informative,  practical and engaging.

Completing An Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 4.1.2, 2.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Key Information
Dates 5 December 2020 (online via Zoom)
Delivery Mode

Online: via Zoom

Duration 1 day (Saturday) 9:00am – 4:30pm
Accreditation 6 hours of NESA Registered PD at the level of Proficient Teacher
Cost Zoom: $180 pp Inc GST 
Breaks There will be a one-hour lunch break in the middle of the day at approximately 12:30 PM and two smaller breaks throughout the day. 

About the Workshop

An Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators’ explores the theoretical foundations for mindfulness practice as well as the practical and experiential methods and techniques of meditation. Topics and techniques covered include:

  • Implementing a ‘Mindfulness Student Program’
  • Mindfulness techniques and practical application in the classroom
  • Teaching techniques
  • Case studies covering mindfulness in education in a school context
  • Theory and practical content
How can mindfulness help teachers and students?

Mindfulness is a transformative and experiential life skill, which:

  • Facilitates ‘calm’ in daily work, study and home life
  • Contributes to a more focused classroom, including supporting behavioural management, conflict resolution, and student and teacher wellbeing
  • Develops effective learning strategies whilst at school and equips children to build resilience early in life by empowering them to deal with stress
  • Prevent onset of mental and physical health conditions that can lead to teenage depression, anxiety and adult illness

Who will benefit from this course?

School teachers and staff will be empowered with knowledge, skills and lifelong strategies that benefit children of all ages, along with their families and the wider community.


Highly regarded Principal, Denise Lofts, staff and students at Ulladulla High School on the South Coast NSW, chat about their experiences of using mindfulness practice at school.


A teacher, parent and student from NSW’s South Coast share their own personal experiences of mindfulness in schools, including the outcomes of undertaking NTI’s workshop, in this interview on ABC Radio.

About Nan Tien Institute

Nan Tien Institute (NTI) is Australia’s first government-accredited tertiary institution grounded in Buddhist wisdom and values, offering Continuing Professional Development Courses and Postgraduate Degrees in ‘Applied Buddhist Studies’,  Mental Health, Humanistic Buddhism and ‘Health and Social Wellbeing’.

NTI operates from its own, state-of-the-art Campus, opposite the Nan Tien Temple – the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere. This location fosters an environment for holistic learning, allowing students to contribute to the advancement and integration of knowledge, culture and ethical understanding. NTI recognises that in this continuously changing world, teachers are frequently challenged to develop new skills, knowledge, and cultural and religious perspectives to contribute to a world-class education.


Nan Tien Institute (NTI) is a private, not for profit, government accredited higher education provider offering studies in the areas of Buddhist studies, health and wellbeing, within an environment that incorporates contemplative education.

NTI offers postgraduate programs in Applied Buddhist Studies, Health and Social Wellbeing, Humanistic Buddhism, and Mental Health as well as customised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programs and special interest subjects across the areas of meditation, mindfulness and health.