There has never been a time in history when educators have felt such overwhelming levels of stress, burnout, and exhaustion. Still, we depend on teachers to be a positive guiding force in our children’s lives - often playing simultaneous roles as educator, parent, mental health counselor, and caring friend. For educators to fulfill these vital roles, it’s abundantly clear that they need to develop resiliency both inside and outside the classroom.
Written by fellow educator and mindful self-compassion expert, Lisa Baylis, MEd, this book provides educators with simple, accessible, and easy-to-use practices that will inspire them to care for themselves - instead of adding to their chaos - so they can continue doing the profession they love.
Within Self-Compassion for Educators, busy and overwhelmed teachers can learn how to:
Lisa Baylis, MEd, 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 school-based counsellor, a facilitator and a mother. Lisa is a published author of Self-Compassion for Educators, as well as the creator of the AWE Method – Awakening the Wellbeing of 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 within Canada. Currently, she is a high school teacher and counsellor withing the Greater Victoria School District.
Trained by mindful self-compassion pioneers Chris Germer and Kristin Neff, Lisa is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher. Lisa facilitates a Year-Long Mindfulness for Educators online community that grows the mindfulness practice for educators so they can teach mindful awareness in the classroom, creating a ripple of presence and compassion.
Financial: Lisa Baylis is a secondary teacher/counsellor for School District #61, Greater Victoria. She is an author and receives royalties. Ms. Baylis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Lisa Baylis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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