LISA BAYLIS, MED

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

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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.

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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.

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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 is a secondary teacher/counsellor for School District #61, Greater Victoria. She is an author and receives royalties. Ms. Baylis receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

 



Non-financial: Lisa Baylis has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.