A Mindful Pause: Training for the Heart and Mind is the creation of Laura Lenz.
Laura has been a teacher for 25 years, mostly working as an ESL teacher. She currently works in the Newcomer Center at Kellogg Middle School in Rochester, Minnesota, where she teaches English to refugees and immigrants who are new to the country.
She also instructs her students in mindfulness techniques to help them cope with stress as they adjust to a new culture and language. Laura has been trained through the Mindful Schools organization, a national leader in using mindfulness in education. She also teaches mindfulness to other educators in her district.
Laura has found great benefit in her own personal mindfulness practice and is passionate about making the techniques more accessible for students and educators.