Educators,

it's time to give energy and attention to you.


Not solely your students.
You as educators are stressed.
And why wouldn't you be?

With mounting demands in and out of the classroom, educators are underpaid and overworked which can lead to teacher burnout.

With the pressures of deadlines, test scores, undertaking responsibilities that fall in the parenting domain, and a new "normal" that physical harm is an ever-present danger in the school environment...

A staggering 44%* of all teachers leave the profession within 5 years of entering the workplace due to overwhelming stress.

You are constantly expected to bring in the latest and greatest experiences for your students, but what about enhancing your experience? What about your continuing education?

Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) for Educators
was developed because
you give so much to others, now it's time to give to YOU.

*2015-2016 National Teacher Principal Survey

So how will MAPs benefit me?
practicing

Self-Care

Tools and rituals to establish and maintain self-care habits, prevent burnout, and care for yourself in times of stress.

cultivating

Mindfulness

Deepen relaxation, increase your ability to focus, build a better relationship with difficult emotions, and learn to find joy in any circumstance.


increasing

Motivation

Prioritize your wellbeing, motivate and encourage yourself, strengthen your core values, and deepen your sense of purpose.

enhancing

Wellbeing

Learn the most important frameworks from positive psychology, including the science of how emotions shape our lives and lifestyle choices that increase resilience.



Developing

Resilience

Learn to manage stress levels throughout the day, the week, and the school year. Increase your capacity for self-regulation under pressure.



creating

Community

Learn with other educators who understand the challenges and stresses of the educator’s life.

What is MAPs for Educators?

A holistic approach to stress management for teachers. Our 12 module online programs are specifically designed for K-12 educators, emphasizing mindfulness for teachers.

Our courses are rooted in Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Self-Compassion, with a bonus module on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

You will learn how to create sustainable rituals for self-care, cultivate resilience, and explore various Mindful Awareness Practices.

This is not another thing you have to do for your classroom. This is for YOU.

"Starting a mindfulness practice has been transformative and life changing. I've learned to appreciate what I am doing right now, and not waiting for the next best thing. What I'm doing now IS the next best thing."

~ Nick T. |  6th-8th grade Teacher
Parsippany, NJ
Program Highlights
    • Individual self-paced course, start and complete at your own convenience
    • Two recorded retreats
    • 12 self-paced learning modules (plus bonus DEI module)
    • Practice exercises, resources, and Student Guides
    • A forum for community interaction
    • 1 hour of weekly ‘Ask an Expert’ office hours with a facilitator
    • Graduate Level Professional Development Credits are available*


    When you register for our program,
    you’re a MAPs-er for life. You will have lifetime access to course content and receive updates and additional resources as they become available. 

    Do you have a larger interested group?

    For larger groups (20+) and schools/districts, Personalized Cohorts
    and Custom Professional Development Retreats are available upon request.

    What will I gain?
    2 Virtual Retreats

    Experiential virtual retreats at the beginning and end of the program.

    12+ Modules of video training

    Lessons with experts in Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Self-Compassion, and overall wellness, plus DEI.

    online community

    Interact and connect with fellow program participants to help you apply these practices to your real-life situations.

    Guided Meditations

    An extensive library of guided meditations and practices that you can take and use anywhere.

    Student guide & resources

    Includes module summaries, reflection exercises, research references, and additional resources to help you on your journey.

    personal support

    Join weekly virtual Q&A with expert facilitators during "Office Hours."

    EDUCATORS GENERALLY FALL INTO ONE OF THESE 3 CATEGORIES:
    The New, Enthusiastic
    Educator
    You're passionate about impacting your students' lives. Yet you can't help but notice a pattern of stressed-out teachers.
    The Educator on the Brink of Burnout
    You're starting to notice a decline in your social and emotional health inside and outside the classroom.
    The Exhausted, Longtime Educator
    You've reached your breaking point and recognize the need to change things.
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    What Will I Learn?
    Module 1
    Rituals for Self-Care

    Get a birds-eye view of the practices we'll use to cultivate holistic wellbeing.

    Create rituals for regular self-care and learn simple moment-to-moment practices that cultivate your inherent resources to not only sustain work-life balance, but to thrive.

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    Module 2
    Relaxation

    Explore the science of stress and relaxation and the benefits of these practices in our chaotic world.

    Learn to feel regulated and safe, and find a sense of peace and presence in your body.

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    Module 3
    Power of Attention

    Build the capacity for focus.

    Learn to calm your mind, focus your attention, and stay present with what is happening inside you and around you.

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    Module 4
    Cultivating Resilience

    Be present with your whole self.

    Practice clear steps to notice when you are triggered and how to create space for greater responsiveness and mindful awareness with difficult emotions.

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    Module 5
    Open awareness

    Instead of thinking in black or white and right or wrong, learn to use mindfulness to see with greater nuance. Cultivate an open perspective that includes many points of view and let go of fixed beliefs. Embody compassion and strength at the same time.

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    Module 6
    Wellbeing

    Get an introduction to the basic components of a flourishing life including positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishment.

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    Module 7
    Emotions & Relationships

    Learn why positive emotions and close friendships have a significant impact on our resilience and how to cultivate more of both.

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    Module 8
    Passion, Meaning, and Accomplishment

    Explore how having a strong passion - for work, a hobby, a cause, etc. - gives us a greater sense of wellbeing in every aspect of life. Learn how to cultivate healthy passion inside or outside of work.

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    Module 9
    Intro to self-compassion

    Learn what self-compassion truly is and the practices for developing it. Common misgivings and doubts we have about self-compassion are also addressed.

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    Module 10
    Motivating Myself with Self-Compassion

    Become familiar with the Inner Critic, how it may have protected us in the past, and how it can cause more harm than good. Then get to know the Compassionate Voice, which can motivate us with kindness, gentleness, and encouragement.

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    Module 11
    Caring for the caregiver

    Address difficult emotions with self-compassion. Use self-compassion to prevent and heal stress and burnout and provide a sense of balance in our daily lives.

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    Module 12
    Core values

    Discover your core values and strengthen your motivation as an educator. Practice staying in alignment with your core values while remembering that we are all simply trying to do the best we can amidst the challenges we all face in life.

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    "I found the balance I was looking for and don't have to choose anymore. I'm now able to show up for myself, my family, AND my students."

    - Jennifer C. //
    Past Participant
    Meet the Co-Founders
    William Krame has been a successful real estate developer for almost 40 years, having founded his company shortly after graduating with advanced degrees in marketing and international business. He came across mindfulness approximately 20 years ago and has a daily meditation practice. Recognizing the overwhelming benefits he has derived from mindfulness and other similar practices, he has made it his life’s mission to share these gifts with as many people as possible so they too may benefit. William was the co-founder of the Krame Center for Contemplative Studies and Mindful Living at Ramapo College and has recently co-founded the Krame Center for Mindful Living. He is actively involved in philanthropy and supporting leading academics and thought-seekers in this field. William is the proud father of two daughters and has been happily married for over 30 years to his wife, Catherine.
    Bill Krame
    Kailen Krame is Co-Founder and President of Mindful Awareness Practices, LLC and is passionate about spreading the transformative practice of mindfulness within professional industries and beyond. She is a lecturer and published author of “Put It In Perspective: A Teen’s Guide to Sanity” (AuthorHouse, 2014), a book offering mindfulness and stress-management tools for teenagers and young-adults. Kailen graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Florida in under three years, and received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology with a Concentration in Spirituality and Mind Body Practices from Teachers College, Columbia University. Additionally, she has completed an advanced certificate in Cooperation and Conflict Resolution from the Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia.
    Kailen Krame
    Meet your expert guides

    Dan is a clinical instructor at New York University, teaching positive psychology and peak performance to almost 1,000 students each year in “The Science of Happiness,” the most popular elective course at NYU. Dan co-authored UThrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life).  Dan works with students, established and high-potential performing artists, athletes and numerous Fortune 500 companies and executives around the world to help them manage stress and anxiety, achieve well-being, and uncover their core strengths.
    Dan Lerner



    Daniel is a marriage and family therapist and author of The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students and The Mindful Education Workbook. Daniel is one of the global leaders on teaching mindfulness in k-12 classrooms.
    Daniel Rechtschaffen, MFT


    Karen is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She co-created the curriculum Making Friends with Yourself: A Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens and wrote the The Self-Compassion Workbook for Teens. She has been a mindfulness practitioner for almost 40 years and has 18 years of classroom experience.
    Karen Bluth, Ph.D.


    Laura is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and health and wellness coach. She has taught more than 20 MSC classes to adults with her co-teacher since 2015. She completed the Integrative Health Coach Professional Training at Duke Integrative Medicine and was in private practice for more than five years.
    Laura Prochnow Phillips


    Crystal is a yoga and mindfulness educator, speaker, and writer. She has practiced yoga and mindfulness for 20 years and was a middle school teacher for 5 years. Crystal consults for research studies on yoga and mindfulness at CUNY Hunter and serves on the Yoga Alliance Committee for Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion.
    Crystal McCreary
    Dan is a clinical instructor at New York University, teaching positive psychology and peak performance to almost 1,000 students each year in “The Science of Happiness,” the most popular elective course at NYU. Dan co-authored UThrive: How to Succeed in College (and Life).  Dan works with students, established and high-potential performing artists, athletes and numerous Fortune 500 companies and executives around the world to help them manage stress and anxiety, achieve well-being, and uncover their core strengths.


    Alan is Director of Integrative & Co-Curricular Learning at Grace Church School in New York City, where he leads the school’s mindfulness programs for students, teachers, and parents. Alan also serves on the faculty of Mindful Schools, where he is a Lead Teacher and Curriculum Designer for the Mindful Teacher Certification Program.
    Alan Brown


    Kristin is Associate Professor Human Development and Culture, Educational Psychology Department, University of Texas at Austin. She conducted the first academic studies on self-compassion. Along with Chris Germer, she developed Mindful Self-Compassion, an 8-week program to teach self-compassion skills.
    Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

    Chris is a clinical psychologist and lecturer in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is a co-developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, co-author of The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook, and (forthcoming) Teaching the Mindful Self-Compassion Program. He teaches and leads workshops internationally on mindfulness and compassion.
    Christopher Germer, Ph.D.

    Alan is a clinical assistant professor at NYU Langone Medical Center and the director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Services at Bellevue Hospital Center. Along with Dan Lerner, Alan teaches “The Science of Happiness” at NYU. In both of his roles, Alan studies how people overcome mental illness and how healthy people develop their strengths. Using the best science that we have, he works to foster behaviors and thoughts that might help prevent mental illness.
    Alan Schlechter, M.D.

    Valerie transformed her high-pressure, twenty-year career as a lawyer-lobbyist, representing educational institutions and nonprofits, to human-scale work with leaders and teams to foster trustworthy, compassionate, and authentic connections.  She is an accredited leadership coach, international retreat leader, writer, and Chief Mindfulness Officer of Lead Smart Coaching, LLC, specializing in application and integration of mindfulness and leadership, and is a Co-Director of Georgetown’s Institute for Transformational Leadership.
    Valerie Brown, JD, MA, PCC

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