akoma consulting

discussing matters of the heart in schools.

Adolescents, as well as the adults who love and work with them,  experience an incredible amount of stress throughout their daily lives. Teens and adults alike are often unable to identify the subtle, yet substantial effects of these stresses, which can impact their functioning in a variety of ways. For adolescents, this can include  decision making, attendance in school, academic performance , interpersonal skills communication. Stressful conditions—like high-stakes testing or challenging students—can lead teachers to feel discouraged, burnt-out, and ready to quit. Studies have shown that practicing mindfulness, even for just a few weeks, can bring a variety of physical, psychological, and social benefits. Learning mindfulness, understanding the effects of trauma and using self-care tools assist the brain in returning to a healthier state that is hardwired to help individuals manage stress more effectively throughout their lives. As an educator with close to 20 years of teaching experience, it is my desire to assist schools in creating a more mindful environment to improve the well-being of all members of the school community.

Services:

  • Mindfulness

  • Trauma Awareness & Resilience

  • Teacher Self-Care & Wellness

  • Yoga in Schools

  • Professional Development Training

  • Group Facilitation/ Workshops

  • Wellness Events

  • Rites of Passage Programs for Girls

  • Career & College Readiness

*These services are also available to community centers and youth organizations/groups. Schedule a discovery session to discuss these services further.