Utilizing Mindfulness, Non-Violent Communication, and Restorative Practices for Personal Growth, Self-Care, and Social Equality in schools.


In this workshop we will unify the powers of inner and outer transformation. With a contemplative approach we will nurture our social and emotional competencies to reconnect to the peace within ourselves. From this inner transformation we will learn to repair relationships and restore harmony in the workplace. Participants will be supported and challenged to explore potent conversations around workplace conflict. We will face these concerns utilizing mindfulness, non-violent communication, and restorative practices. We will learn to communicate clearly and listen empathically for the needs of diverse populations, creating the quality of connection that will lead to greater understanding, peace, respect, and social harmony. We will spend the days deepening into our practice of mindfulness and self-compassion with a goal of helping all employees work to perform functions effectively, solve problems, and set and achieve goals in a positive manner.


Morris H Ervin, Jr. is an educator, entertainer, motivational speaker, and Youth Development Professional committed to helping the youth, families, communities, and institutions “turn fear into strength, and pain into passion.” Morris is the founder of Mansa Consulting and he has provided assemblies, workshops, mentoring programs, and leadership camps/retreats to 1,000s of students in over a dozen school districts across the country.  The core of Morris’s philosophy is deeply rooted in Social Emotional Learning, Contemplative Education, and Restorative Practices.


Morris started meditating about ten years ago.  Morris became interested in practicing Mindfulness about four years ago.  He continues to learn and grow by participating in mindfulness trainings and retreats in Cleveland, New York, and California.  He actively teaches mindfulness in schools and after-school programs to disenfranchised youth.  In 2014, he became a Mindfulness instructor for the Connor Integrative Medicine Network at University Hospital.


Please indicate your top three workshop choices on your registration form. You will be attending two 90-minute workshops in the afternoon as part of the Mindfulness in Education Symposium.

Super Early Bird: $125 (Before Feb. 22)
Early Bird: $175 (Feb. 23 – Feb. 28)
Regular: $250 (March 1 – March 9)


March 17 @ 13:00
1:00 pm — 2:30 pm (1h 30′)

Workshop Room

Jr., Morris H Ervin