Michael from Breathe For Change and Corinda Rainey-Moore Brett Wilfrid, Board Chair and Lindsay Wallace, Executive Director of NAMI(National Alliance on Mental Health Dane County) discuss mindfulness and mental health.
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A growing body of research demonstrates the benefits of mind-body practices. Many teachers desire to learn and implement these practices in their lives and classrooms, but training is prohibitively expensive. Breathe For Change therefore focuses on making training in mind-body practices affordable for our nation’s educators.
In Summer 2015, B4C hosted its inaugural 200-hour yoga teacher training program, during which 40 educators from across the country learned to practice and teach yoga and mindfulness.
The program is specially designed for educators and features a children’s yoga emphasis. At the conclusion of the training, graduates qualify to register as yoga teachers through the Yoga Alliance, enabling them to lead yoga for all ages.
In Summer 2016, we are offering 3 B4C wellness & yoga trainings specifically designed for educators: (1) Madison, Wisconsin (2) Bay Area, California (3) New York City, NY. During Fall 2016, we are leading another training in Madison, Wisconsin. Application is available on our site!
If you believe the well-being of our nation’s educators is of critical importance, please consider supporting our efforts! We invite you to make a tax-deductible donation to Breathe For Change at http://www.breatheforchange.org/donate/.
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NAMI Dane County is a chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots organization that focuses on mental illness. Our members include people living with mental illness and their family members, friends, advocates, and health care providers.
What We Do
We provide peer-led education programs to help people affected by mental illness get the support and information they need to better understand mental illness, navigate the mental health system, and maintain healthy relationships.
We offer support groups for people living with a mental illness as well as their family members, friends and partners. These groups are intended to build a network of people who understand each other’s experiences.
We provide public education and community outreach to reduce stigma and help the general public better understand mental illness.
We offer crisis intervention training to wide-ranging audiences including law enforcement, corrections officers, dispatch and other first responders to give them the training and support they need to enhance communication and identify mental health resources to assist people in crisis.
We advocate at the local and state level for better access to community-based mental health services and connect our membership to advocacy trainings offered by NAMI Wisconsin.
We promote public awareness through events and activities such as the NAMI Walk to combat stigma and encourage understanding.