'Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use
to change the world'.
Our Mindful school programs
The practice of mindfulness at any age is both simple and profound. Above all, it involves learning. Learning how to cultivate greater self-awareness and greater awareness of others and the world, (inside and outside of us).
We do not know how their world will be in 5, 10 or 15 years, but we know it will be different than ours.
What we also know is that they will need to know how to pay attention, how to focus and concentrate, how to listen and how to learn, and how to be in wise relationship with themselves- including their thoughts and emotions – and with others.
And as you will see, that skill set, this approach to learning and embodied knowing, lies at the heart of mindfulness.
Our Mindfulness for NGO program
"No matter what people tell you, words and ideas
can change the world".
- Robin Williams
AN INVESTMENT FOR GUATEMALAN SUCCESS
Creating emotionally and mentally successful youth.
Mindful Guatemala offers a wide range of fee-based private programs that make it possible for us to provide unique one-year mindfulness programs to at-risk, underserved children and youth in Guatemalan schools and other non-profits organizations, working to train not only the students, but also teachers and staff how to integrate social, emotional and mental well-being strategies through mindfulness in education. An essential goal of Mindful Guatemala is to ensure the sustainability and impact of mindful-awareness practices within the organizations by training qualified individuals as facilitators through our Mindful Teachers training.
All students benefit from learning how to cope with stressful situations, but children living in situations of poverty, malnutrition, sexual and physical violence, alcoholism, etc., are in particular need of learning healthy coping skills. Many of the schools we partner with are charter schools that have a rigorous curriculum and students at these schools are often the first ones in their families to receive formal education which adds greater pressure and challenges.
The skills taught by Mindful Guatemala support students in deepening self-awareness, building resilience, promoting self-regulation, strengthening family connections and reducing stress, which helps to improve academic performance, make wiser decisions and increase peace and overall well-being.
We need your help to spread the benefits of mindfulness throughout these communities and have created our private programs as a tangible way that you can not only support our social programs, but also learn the valuable skills of mindfulness and how to apply them in your own life and those around you, helping to promote the practice of mindfulness throughout Guatemala.