Be Mindful!


Website Coming Soon

Mindful Educators is a new start up by teacher & registered psychologist, Terri Jackson and myself. We are both very passionate about mindfulness in Australian schools. Terri and I live in Grafton which is located on the Clarence River in the beautiful Clarence Valley NSW. What is not so beautiful is the fact that the Clarence Valley region was recently ranked No.1 in youth suicide. It caused a public outcry and after many forums, a committee was formed to help combat the problem. Their focus is on mental health first aid and helping students who are having problems.

Our focus is on prevention! Mindfulness is now proven to substantially reduce stress, anxiety and depression. At the same time it is also proven to increase creativity, productivity and resilience. This is true for both students and educators alike. We need help with technology – both this website and an app. In short, we are looking for a tech-head to join our team. Is this you? Or do you know someone? We are working on a shoestring budget but you never know where this goes. It could turn into an excellent opportunity for the right person.

Terri and I are working on 36 weekly mindfulness lessons for primary children, 9 in each term of the Australian school year. The lessons will be made available to teachers and parents who have chosen home schooling. Each lesson will also have a note or email message to send home to encourage mindful practice with family and carers. Educators will also benefit greatly by participating in the program. It is all about increasing resilience.

Inquiries about becoming a Mindful Educator to John Shearer, Mindfulness Master, Phone 0418 864 162 or email

PS: Please follow this link to find out what is happening in the mindfulness world.