*MBSEL MINDFULNESS LEADERS EMPOWERING CHANGE MAKERS ONE BREATH AND STEP AT A TIME.
Mindfully based social and emotional learning (MBSEL) is an integral part of education and human development. SEL is the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain supportive relationships, and make responsible and caring decisions.
What is Koa?
Koa is a resilient tree from Hawaii known for it’s ability to survival under harsh conditions.
We beelieve that happiness is about beeing KOA:
K- Beeing Kind
O- Beeing Optimistic
A- Beeing Aware
We are mindful change maker leaders & educators at your service:
Bee Happy HR & Mindfulness Co. is Canada’s leading DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging) MBSEL (Mindfulness Based Social and Emotional Learning) Company. Our programs and consulting is rigorously researched
Areas we support: Childcare Centres, Sport, Education and Recreation.
We make mindfulness based social-emotional learning fun and engaging.
We engage our learners through play, nature, movement, and breath exercises. We make mindfulness fun and exciting for the students, but we also make it simple for educators by embedding it in the curriculum.
We offer a tailored approach.
We tailor our approach based on the specific educational site. We collaborate with the administration and leadership team to create a climate of wellbeing.
We use a simple, supportive, and sustainable framework.
Simplicity – a reliable framework to help you teach social-emotional learning (SEL) using math and mindfulness-based practices.
Support – a model in which SEL lessons are aligned with the curriculum objectives.
Sustainability – an approach where educators, parents and students are trained to become MBSEL leaders in their school and community.
Why does our brand feature bees? These essential creatures are known for many things including:
- Intense focus and concentration
- Prosperity and good fortune
- Cooperation and collaboration
- Dedication and devotion
- Kindness and generosity
- Resilience, tenacity and hard work.
“Bee Happy Mindfulness has consulted with the YMCA to create Mindful Moments Activity Cards to be used in our Before and After School Care programs. Bee Happy Mindfulness took considerable time to understand our specific challenges and needs as it relates to self-regulation and our childcare programs. They consulted with us to create easily accessible and informative activities to support our educators and children with mindful self-regulation. They ensured that the activities align with our curriculum, our vision, and our values. Bee Happy Mindfulness is professional, knowledgeable, customer-service driven, culturally and trauma-informed and dedicated to helping organizations and communities thrive.”
Lorrie Huggins, General Manager of Training, Development and Research, YMCA
“The service of Koa Koaching is directly relevant to the Ontario Curriculum, specifically the social and emotional learning skills. The Koa Koaches taught all of the classes specific mindfulness-based activities to recognize emotions and to deal with “big” emotions. Due to the teaching of the Koa Koaches, many parents have remarked that their children are using breathing techniques at home. Several kindergarten students are creating their own breath work exercises (e.g., Pokemon breath) and are teaching their personalized versions to their classmates while they are playing “school”. The Koa Koaching program has had a positive impact overall to the school climate, and also fulfills SEobjectives that are embedded in the Ontario curriculum.“
Cheryl Streete, Principal, Peel District School Board
“Bee Happy Mindfulness – Koa Kids Co. created the Mindful Self-Regulation curricula for our kid-facing programs. This included the theoretical explanation behind the value of mindfulness and self-regulation practices, as well as a wide range of child-focused activities that staff can lead to help children and youth develop mindful self-regulation skills. In addition, they created a training module for us to use to train our staff. We have trained more than 1500 front-line staff using their curriculum and the feedback has been resoundingly positive. Their content is clear, dynamic, and really easy to apply and front-line staff find it remarkably memorable and helpful.”
Jules Porter, Director, Programs, The Jays Care Foundation