PARENTS AND EDUCATORS
COURSES AND PROGRAMS
Flourishing Minds Foundation offers both small and large-group programs to enable individuals and institutions to cultivate a culture of learning and wellbeing. Our programs draw from an integrative body of knowledge at the intersection of mind, brain, education, culture and contemplative practices. By using stories, art, drama, nature exploration, play and conversations, we attempt to make complex things simple and experiential for our participants. Most of our programs are designed as explorations of these questions
– What kind of learning could contribute to human flourishing?
– How does adult wellbeing in school and in families contribute to children’s learning?
– How can our education system prepare our children to think clearly, feel compassionately and act ethically?
– How can schools, families, and communities support that kind of learning?
Towards Individual Wellbeing and Change
Our small-group programs and certificate courses offer a healthy balance of study and experience. They are open to 20 participants or less. They are designed as learning experiences for individuals and groups who are committed to a gradual process of deep, personal transformation as the first step towards any outward contribution.
The Gardener and The Carpenter
A Certificate Course offered in collaboration with the Pune University
Why: Facilitate wellbeing and learning in schools, homes and communities
Duration: 20 hours
Insight and Action
A Facilitator Training Program
Why: Understand the science and psychology of wellbeing and learning to facilitate support-groups
Duration: 6 months
Mode: Online + Residencies
Clearing in the Woods
A Fellowship for adolescents
Why: Develop clarity, focus and emotional resilience
Duration: 4 months
Ek Taas Swata Saathi (in Marathi)
A weekly self-help group
Why: Deal with stress and emotional
Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT)
A group therapeutic space offered in collaboration with the Tathapi Trust
Why: Learn tools for emotional self-regulation
WHAT OUR PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY
Towards Systemic Change
Our large-group programs are more suitable for individuals and organizations working to effect change in huge, complex systems. In these programs, the focus on individual transformation is coupled with engagement and thinking on systemic change.
Socio-Emotional Competencies in the Classroom
Indus Action, Delhi
Participants: Children and Teachers from municipal and affordable private schools in Delhi
Whole School Transformation Project: Cultures of Learning and Wellbeing
Schools of the Future: Socio-emotional Balance for Deep Learning
Pratham Infotech, BPCL, Mumbai
Participants: Teachers and School Leaders
Joyful Staffrooms, Joyful Classrooms:
A Preparatory Program for School Coaches
Pune City Connect, Pune
Participants: School Coaches in Pune Municipal Corporation Schools
Teachers as Researchers:
Documenting Learning in School
Participants: Facilitators in the RTE Watch Program