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Amy is an educational consultant who spent 15 years as a high school teacher and guidance counsellor in Canada and The Netherlands.


She holds a Masters Degree in Contemplative Education from Naropa University and in 2012 co-founded MindWell whose aim is to support educational communities in fostering wellbeing through mindfulness and social-emotional learning.


She is a lead teacher trainer for the Mindfulness in Schools Project (UK) and has completed curriculum training with Gina Biegel (MBSR-T) and Dr. Amy Saltzman (Still Quiet Place). Amy is a facilitator for the CARE program (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Educators) from the Garrison Institute and she is also a Mentor and Staff member for Inward Bound Mindfulness Education (iBme, UK) and has recently published The Mindful Teacher's Toolkit: Awareness-based wellbeing in schools co-authored with Kevin Hawkins (2021 SAGE/Corwin ).


Amy works internationally in schools and universities providing workshops and retreats for educators, students and parents with a focus on self-care and stress management.

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