WORKSHOPS

FRAMEWORK

STUDENT WORKSHOPS

Weeklong Workshops

Mindfulness + Nature Retreats

Mornings are spent practicing mindfulness, afternoons are spent connecting to the natural world, and evenings are devoted to connecting with one another. Click here to see the full weeklong schedule and testimonials from school leaders of a weeklong retreat held at the  International School of Asia-Karuizawa (ISAK).

Global Leadership + Design Thinking

Patrick leads weeklong workshops combining design thinking, mindfulness, and social innovation. Click here to see one minute video from a weeklong a design thinking + global leadership workshop held at the International School of Asia-Karuizawa (ISAK). 

Daylong or Half Day Workshops

Click here to see a half day workshop at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Students were introduced to mindfulness meditation, examined the role of art in social change, and discussed how mindfulness principles can be employed in artistic social change projects.

FACULTY & HEADS OF SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

Heads of School Workshops:  Patrick gives a comprehensive overview of mindfulness programs across the country, lessons learned from schools implementing mindfulness programs, and research demonstrating the efficacy of mindfulness in school settings. Click here to read the description of the full workshop.

Faculty WorkshopsPatrick introduces teachers to the neuroscience and research of mindfulness, practical tools for bringing mindfulness into their classroom, and open discussion about bringing mindfulness into their schools. Click here to see a sample workshop for faculty and administrators.

FORMAT

Patrick uses a combination of storytelling and experiential activities in his workshops. Workshops are tailored to each audience and have included schools, not-for-profits, conferences, and universities across the world. Click here to see a list of places where Patrick has spoken and/or hosted workshops. Workshops range from one hour to a week. Participant size range from 8  to over 100 individuals.

HOSTING A WORKSHOP

If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please email Patrick at: pcd@patrickcookdeegan.com with information about your desired workshop.

Patrick works with schools, non-profits and others to tailor workshops to their needs. 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

“Throughout the day, Patrick introduced relaxation techniques, meditation, and the concept of mindfulness.  This approach was enormously helpful and healthy--an experience they can appreciate and use time and again.  We'd love to have him back on campus and expand the conversation and mindfulness training.” - Libet Ottinger, Junior Class Dean, McDonogh School

"Patrick did a wonderful job teaching both Middle School and Upper School students about mindfulness, his own motivation for and experience enacting social change and how to develop a broader sense of global citizenship. Our students left their day with Patrick inspired, more at peace with themselves and their environment and with some concrete strategies for simple meditation in times of stress." - Will Crissman, Assistant Principal of Middle School, Milton School

"My students could identify with the deep desire that we all may have to reach out and reach in at the same time. I feel that Patrick presented to our students a living example of being whole." - Cathy Yun, Director of Community and International Programs, Walnut Hill School