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ARCHIVE: The Inner Lives of Teachers

  • TBD Minneapolis, MN United States (map)


The Inner Lives of Teachers is a 40-hour professional development experience designed to facilitate a teacher's awareness of their inner system of protective and vulnerable parts and connection to their core or centered self. The essential question guiding this experience is: Will a teacher's growth in self-understanding, self-compassion, and inner-connectedness result in increased joy in their work as well as positive outcomes for their students?

The training will focus on:

  • Utilization of Internal Family Systems, a model of inter- and intra-personal understanding and connection
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Neurobiology related to trauma and resilience
  • Relationship and community building strategies

Training methodology will include short lecture, demonstration, small and large group discussion, and mindfulness exercises. In addition to participation in sessions, teachers will be asked to journal their experiences and observations between sessions. There will also be an evaluation component that will help us expand and improve the program.

Target audience

NEMS and Page Teachers



Registration Information

Register for the training on eCompass. Search course #NEMS and Page Teachers and section #111261.


Jody Nelson, Ed.D., LMFT, Clinical Supervisor, Community School Collaborative (a joint project of Guadalupe Alternative Programs and Change Inc.)
Other faculty members of the CSC will share their expertise throughout the training.