This workshop helps educators and counsellors understand why mindfulness and compassion are the fundamental first steps in helping to bring intentional presence back into any area of our classroom, school or personal life. Whether you’re a new teacher counsellor or an experienced educator you will understand why our personal practices will create a ripple of wellbeing around us. This workshop will help you learn to create more pause for you!
Educators have the highest risk of burnout than any other occupation in the world. AWE workshops give refine habits and strategies to put wellbeing first.
Lisa Baylis has been sharing wellbeing strategies for the last 20 years. A natural born connector with an innate ability to make people feel valued and heard, she is an instructor, a counsellor, a facilitator, and a mother. Lisa is also the creator of the AWE Method — Awakening the Wellbeing for Educators — which merges self-care, mindfulness, and self-compassion.
Lisa has a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. She has taught internationally and locally. Much of her vast teaching experience was gained in classrooms across British Columbia — from Fort St. John to the Comox Valley. Currently, she is a high school counsellor in Victoria and a point person for positive education and mindfulness within the Greater Victoria School District.
Trained by mindful self-compassion pioneers Chris Germer and Kristin Neff, Lisa is also a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher. She teaches an eight-week MSC curriculum in Victoria, while also running one-day AWE retreats. No matter the setting — classroom, counselling session, or teacher development — Lisa incorporates concepts of positive psychology, self-compassion, and mindfulness.
Lisa’s work involves creating positive change in and out of schools by supporting the wellbeing of educators, while simultaneously building resiliency and restoring the joy of teaching.
Her accessible and inclusive presentations have built her a reputation as one of the most trustworthy mindful self-compassion experts in the province of British Columbia.