Free 5-Day Program That Helps Teachers Find Joy and Relieve Stress

    Program begins March 14, 2022

    "If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion." - Dalai Lama

    Are you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted?

    Are you struggling with stress and anxiety from having to manage your classroom under new and unclear guidelines? Do you want to bring more calmness and joy into your life?

    If these questions ring true, then you’ve come to the right place. I created the CaringTeacher.org 5-Day Program to give you the practical tools for making this the best school year ever!

    Over the next five days, every morning you’ll get a three minute inspirational video straight to your inbox with practical strategies to reduce anxiety and bring more happiness into your life and classroom.


    What you'll learn

    • Discovering and maintaining joy in life and work
    • Creating moments of centering calmness
    • Fostering connections to those around you
    • Starting your day with an avid mindset
    • Cultivating compassion for everyone in your life

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    Kind words from people like you

    "I have always put others before myself, and this course has helped me begin to bring myself into the equation."
    -Kavita S.

    "This course was a life-changer. I previously had blamed myself for not having the energy to be more understanding of others or more patient with them. Learning to have compassion for myself – and how much more capacity that gave me for having true compassion for others – was mind blowing in its simplicity."
    -Mary D.

    "I'm seeing and feeling more brightness and joy throughout a general day. Sending smiles and compassion to others – known and unknown. And overall feeling a greater fulfillment and heart opening."
    -Olivia M.

    "I’ve become more patient and willing to hear others out before jumping to a state of frustration. My mind is more settled and have noticed that I am becoming more conscientious."
    -Petra K.

    "The program had a strong impact for me. It changed the way I interact with others on a personal level. Thank you."
    -Sarah V.

    "I was really able to apply active listening to all aspects of my life whether it be at work, with family and with friends. I find it to be very rewarding and helpful in circumstances when I try to have answers but don't have them and when they are actually not needed. Sometimes just being there to listen is the compassion and care that someone needs!"
    -Surchon L.

    Hello! I'm Kristy Banks

    I'm a special education teacher in Seattle, WA with more than a decade of experience teaching grades three to twelve.

    My journey with mindfulness began in 2014 when I was forced to deal head on with my past personal trauma. It was the beginning of my personal growth journey which has expanded to include workshops, books, therapy, podcasts, and more.

    In 2016, I developed a mindfulness program for my school which increased emotional regulation and social awareness.

    In 2021, I earned my teacher certificate for Compassion Cultivation Training through the Compassion Institute (developed at Stanford University).

    I started CaringTeacher.org and the 5-Day Program to help spread the benefits of mindfulness to educators, classrooms, and communities.

    I'm excited to start this life-changing journey with you!

    Sign up for the free 5-day program

      "I aways thought in order to grow I have to suffer through a problem. I now experienced that I can grow without suffering."
      - Adara T.