Santa Barbara High School Cultivating Emotional Balance Project 2018/2019
Our Founding teacher, Radhule Weininger was approached by her Psych Intern, Patricia Zadeh, with a concern we all have, about the rising rate of teen suicides that have been occurring in our community. Together, they went Santa Barbara High School with the idea to offer mindfulness meditation to the students as a way to help them to learn to quiet their minds and learn to offer compassion to themselves as a coping skill, Cultivating Emotional Balance. The school administrators loved the idea so they asked for us to expand the teaching to the school teachers as well.
Radhule spent two mornings at the school during Teacher Orientation demonstrating the mindfulness and compassion meditations and theories behind them to the teachers and staff. It became overwhelmingly apparent that the teachers wanted to learn these skills, as not only a coping skill but to develop a deeper compassion for the students they are encountering every day.
Mindful Heart Programs is developing a Student Cultivating Emotional Balance Program that includes weekly group sittings lead by a Psychotherapist as well as a trained, Mindfulness and Compassion Facilitator.
Our long-term aspiration is to develop this program for all the local High Schools as well as creating a model for the future. In the longer vision, we hope to see students develop a desire to learn to teach these skills to others.
We are raising funds to set up the program with an Administrator, Psychologists, and Facilitators for the school year of 2018-2019. We are also raising funds to purchase cushions and books for the students and hopefully, a weekend silent retreat at the end of the school year.
Every dollar counts, big or small, for the future of the children
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Cultivating Emotional Balance Staff
Radhule Weininger PhD
Founding Teacher of Mindful Heart Programs
Ruben Weininger PhD
Therapist, Yoga Instructor, Meditation Teacher
Patricia Zadeh PhD
Therapist and Meditation Teacher
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