Lisa Baylis explains how we can embody sustainable well-being in our everyday lives as educators, outlining seven tangible practices that build resiliency.


Lisa Baylis, MEd, understands the struggle of trying to be there for your students while also caring for yourself. But self-care isn’t self-indulgent. It’s a necessary aspect of being the best educator you can be.


Self-care is an integral part of our well-being, but is it enough? Lisa Baylis, MEd, shares one of her most vulnerable moments as an educator and provides free worksheets that fellow teachers can use to cultivate self-compassion.


Lisa Baylis, MEd, has been sharing wellbeing strategies for the last 20 years. A natural-born connector with an innate ability to make people feel valued and heard, she is an instructor, a school-based counsellor, a facilitator and a mother. Lisa is a published author of Self-Compassion for Educators, as well as the creator of the AWE Method – Awakening the Wellbeing of Educators – which merges self-care, mindfulness and self-compassion.

Lisa has a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. She has taught internationally and within Canada. Currently, she is a high school teacher and counsellor withing the Greater Victoria School District.

Trained by mindful self-compassion pioneers Chris Germer and Kristin Neff, Lisa is a certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher. Lisa facilitates a Year-Long Mindfulness for Educators online community that grows the mindfulness practice for educators so they can teach mindful awareness in the classroom, creating a ripple of presence and compassion.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Lisa Baylis maintains a private practice and has employment relationships with Center for Mindful Self-Compassion, and CityU. She receives royalties as a published author. Lisa Baylis receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Lisa Baylis has no relevant non-financial relationships.