14-week Mindfulness-Based Schools Training  (MBST)

Wednesdays @ FIU, Dr. Carlos J. Finlay Elem. School


Wednesday, August 28th @ 2:45 pm                                to                                                                     Wednesday, December 4th @ 5:15 pm

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 " I have realized I need to pay more attention to myself, to enjoy the simple and wonderful things that make me happy, instead of rushing and trying to do everything at one time. This class made me be aware of my needs...(and) aware of the people who are around me. Being aware of my students and how my behavior affects them. "

Janine Castro, SPED Homestead Senior High School

 See what participants are saying after taking the course click here 


FIU Carlos Finlay Elementary School 
851 SW 117th Ave
Miami, FL 33184

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Mindful Kids Miami  

MKM's vision is to improve the lives of all children in the community by giving them access to mindfulness skills which reduce stress and anxiety, develop attention and focus, promote emotional regulation and impulse control, teach empathy and compassion, and create a sense of well-being.

Thank You to MKM Funders!

The following MKM Funders have provided the funding to support offering this Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program at a deep discount to Miami-Dade County Public Schools Educators:

  • Anthony Abraham Foundation Mindfulness Scholars
  • Cowles Charitable Trust Mindfulness Scholars
  • Dunspaugh-Dalton Foundation Mindfulness Scholars
  • Roblee Foundation Mindfulness Scholars
  • TriMix Foundation Mindfulness Scholars

You are the world expert on your life, your body, and your mind, or at least you are in the best position to become that expert if you observe carefully. Part of the adventure of meditation is to use yourself as a laboratory to find out who you are and what you are capable of doing.”      

Jon Kabat-Zinn - Full Catastrophe Living.

Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is unfolding in your life, moment-to-moment, with awareness, compassion, acceptance, and curiosity. This course is a secular, scientifically informed approach that operates in harmony with any belief system or spiritual background and can be practiced by people of all backgrounds. No prior experience is necessary.

Over three decades of scientific research at medical centers all over the world demonstrate that training in mindfulness can positively and profoundly affect participants’ ability to reduce medical symptoms and psychological distress while learning to live life with more enjoyment and balance. 

This course teaches practical ways to integrate mindfulness into your daily life and build and sustain a personal mindfulness practice, which is the foundation of sharing mindfulness with others.  Starting with exploring the themes and elements of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction that support that foundation. Then continuing to support the participants personal practice while incorporating the full 8-week Mindfulness Teacher Training Program (MTTP). The MTTP is an 8-week experiential training for educators preparing them to teach age-appropriate mindfulness practices, games, activities, and skills based on social-emotional learning. These methods train children and youth to pay attention, strengthen focus, increase impulse control, regulate behavior, and cultivate tolerance, compassion and empathy for themselves and others. Encompassing 4 Basic Modules: Mindful Movement; Mindful Games & Exercises; Mindful Relaxation; Kindness Practice. The 4 modules are meant to provide a set of tools to be woven skillfully by the Teacher at appropriate times to support themselves and their students. 


Schedule of dates and times below:

Class  Day  Time  Date  Location
1 Wednesday 2:45 pm - 5:45 pm 8/28/19     Carlos Finlay-FIU
2 Wednesday 2:45 pm - 5:15 pm 9/4/19     Carlos Finlay-FIU
3 Wednesday 2:45 pm - 5:15 pm 9/11/19     Carlos Finlay-FIU
4 Wednesday 2:45 pm - 5:15 pm 9/18/19     Carlos Finlay-FIU
5 Wednesday 2:45 pm - 5:15 pm 9/25/19     Carlos Finlay-FIU
6 Wednesday 2:45 pm - 5:15 pm 10/2/19     Carlos Finlay-FIU
Retreat Saturday 9:00AM-3:30PM 10/5/19     Barry University
7 Wednesday 2:45 pm - 5:45 pm 10/9/19     Carlos Finlay-FIU
8 Wednesday 2:45 pm - 5:15 pm 10/16/19     Carlos Finlay-FIU
9 Wednesday 2:45 pm - 5:15 pm 10/23/19     Carlos Finlay-FIU
10 Wednesday 2:45 pm - 5:15 pm 10/30/19     Carlos Finlay-FIU
11 Wednesday 2:45 pm - 5:15 pm 11/6/19     Carlos Finlay-FIU
12 Wednesday 2:45 pm - 5:15 pm 11/13/19     Carlos Finlay-FIU
13 Wednesday 2:45 pm - 5:15 pm 11/20/19     Carlos Finlay-FIU
14 Wednesday 2:45 pm - 5:15 pm 12/4/19     Carlos Finlay-FIU


Miami-Dade County Public Schools Educators Program

41 Master Plan Points

To be eligible for Master Plan Points you must attend all classes and complete the M-DCPS Online Evaluation.

Free for M-DCPS Educators  

By registering with Mindful Kids Miami below, you will secure a seat in the course.  Please also register on M-DCPS My Learning Plan to be eligible to receive Master Plan Points.  

 Link to Mindful Kids Miami Registration Site will also be posted on M-DCPS Weekly Reader

 Space is Limited, Register Early

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Are you in need of CE (Continuing Education) credits for this course?

CEs intended for:  Chemical Dependency Counselors, Creative Arts Therapists, Nurses, Educators, Counselors/Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Psychoanalysts, Psychologists.  Credits to be paid at the end of the course.  Costs is $50. You must sign-in and out for each class to receive credits.

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