Summer Course for Educators

Growing essential teaching resources of awareness, compassion and empathy

Grace happens when we act with others on behalf of our world” 

– Joanna Macy & Molly Brown, 2014.

About the Course

This summer discover GRACE – a mindfulness-based psychology course specially designed for educators to grow these essential resources of Awareness, Compassion and Empathy. This course is approved by Department of Education for EPV days and hosted in partnership with Blackrock Education Centre. 

As we continue to find our way in meeting the uncertain and ever-evolving demands of living and learning in the midst of a cascade of global crises. this live and interactive summer course offers teachers a restorative space to attend to wellbeing in practice. A space to refill the well.

There are lots of curricula to support teaching wellbeing for students, this course asks – and aims to answer – how do we hold space for the teachers? to flourish and in turn encourage the flourishing of students and the school system? 

Informed by the latest neuroscience and psychological research and 25 years of practice experience in community and school setting, this set of evidence-based skills offers teachers a clear pathway for developing and advancing the skills necessary to respond to the complexity of demands in being a teacher today.

Inspired by immersive retreat style approaches to learning together, this course is experiential and interactive in style and offers a series of practical experiences to take into the next school year. There will be plenty of time and space for shared dialogue and activities within and between the course sessions.


Each day we cover a different yet connected module:

Module 1: Awareness 

Creating safe spaces for learning

Module 2: Empathy

Cultivating positive emotions

Module 3: Compassion 

Fierce and kindly actions

Module 4: Integration

Mindfully teaching in the classroom

Module 5: Onwards 

Embodying a flourishing life

During this week together, we will make space to connect with key resources that we already have yet are so easily forget in the midst of the chaos and uncertainty. We don’t know what lies ahead but we do know there are tools and skills we can draw on to help us there.  Join us and make space for yourself so you may continue to live true to what matters to you most in your being as teacher. Hosted in partnership with, and booking is directly with Blackrock Education Centre. This course is approved for Department of Education EPV days.

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Monday 1st – Friday 5th July 2024*

9.50am – 2.20pm

*Dates TBC for 2024 & 2025.

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Every teacher in the country should do this course. Really enjoyable way to spend the first week of summer.


Stimulating, rewarding, fulfilling, professionally developing. I loved this course.


This course was so supportive of teachers and excellent in every aspect. Sheena is calm, warm and friendly in her approach. We were so well looked after.


My sincere thanks to Dr. Sheena for a most professionally delivered and informative insight into mindfulness.