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Linda is a passionate holistic educator. She is a long-time practitioner and teacher of alternative health. She served many years as the Mindfulness Consultant for the St. Paul Education Regional School District where she facilitated Mindfulness in the Classroom in a number of district schools providing training for both students and educators. Her teaching life spans a variety of modalities from Mindfulness in the Classroom, wellness workshops through to instructing college courses on the foundations of adult education. Presently her goal is to include training educators to bring mindfulness to the classroom; encouraging educators to do so as trauma informed practitioners. She highly values equanimity and caring relationships within education, welcoming all stakeholders as important members of a learning community.
Her journey with Mindfulness began while in graduate studies 2006-2008 at Simon Fraser University where she had the opportunity to implement a pilot project researching the question: “Does self-awareness and holistic self-care assist in the achievement of heart-centred teaching and learning?” The research findings indicated positive results. Linda’s enthusiasm has since only grown resulting in extensive professional training with Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and continuous work towards the implementation of mindfulness in the field of education. She received training facilitator for MBSR out of University of Massachusetts.
Linda also has a keen interest in facilitating Restorative Justice Circles. She sees this as an active expression of Mindfulness; a way of being in relationship with others where equanimity and compassion are practiced and the outcome is holistic and enduring.