The Mindfulness Education Group is leading the way with high-quality professional development for educators and health professionals to teach New Zealand’s only locally developed and researched mindfulness in schools programme: Pause, Breathe, Smile
All the premium resources required to deliver PBS are in the members-only section of the website. Annual fee is $2 per child for schools (capped at maximum of $500 per school per year). All education and health professionals from other organisations pay a non-school member fee in addition to the training fee e.g. RTLB, MoE psychologists, PHO staff, Counsellors etc. This is set on a case-by-case basis depending on the type of organisation and number of staff being trained.
The purpose of membership for certified Pause, Breathe, Smile Educators is:
- Quality Assurance: school communities and strategic partners know that all our members are trained in this unique mindfulness programme to the same high standard.
- Quality Control: Pause, Breathe, Smile resources for schools are protected and restricted through members-only access on the MEG website
- Ongoing R&D: members receive unrestricted access to new mindfulness resources (video, audio and print) developed by MEG
- Ongoing mindfulness PLD: discounts to mindfulness networking and practice workshops and retreats throughout the year and in online forums