The Mindful Sensation Therapeutic Approach 

   A 6 Week Online Course

Incorporating Social Emotional Learning into Pediatric Occupational Therapy using Sensory Awareness and Mindfulness 


The Mindful Sensation Therapeutic Approach is for pediatric therapists who want to incorporate mindfulness into their work in an easy, accessible way using tools we already possess. We are overworked and overstressed professionals who care deeply about our clients but sometimes feel stuck working on discrete skills that do not foster social emotional growth. In this course you will not only learn how to seemlessly incorporate mindfulness into your work with children but in the process you will learn simple ways to take better care of yourself.      

Mindfulness research has been exploding in the literature. You may be aware of the many benefits these practices have on attention, mood, cognition and self regulation but may lack the full understanding, confidence and skill set to use them with your clients. The Mindful sensation curriculum was created to enable OTs to explore and apply mindfulness using sensory based tools in order to bolster their pediatric practice. The lessons in this course are organized so therapists work alongside with their students. Learning how to ground yourself in the body and becoming more resilient to life’s stressors will open your heart and guide you to becoming a more centered and effective therapist. 




















This course is for you if you want to teach your clients proven methods for self-regulation and executive functioning.


This course is for you is want to incorporate mindfulness into your busy schedule but aren't sure how to use these tools, within your sensory based practice, and still meet your other goals.

This course is for you if you are stressed and overwhelmed and know that mindfulness could help to make you feel less scattered and more centered.  

In this training you will learn

New ways to explore sensory processing to help you and your clients to feel more connected to your bodies and your emotions

To adapt the lessons to all ages and levels of ability.  


You will learn resiliency tools for yourself while reaching the clients on your caseload


How to weave safety into your lessons so you can be a trauma informed therapist


How to use research based mindfulness practices in any setting including online 


Learn how to bolster your students social connection through sensory and mindfulness play 

Training Details

6 modules with online lessons that connect social emotional learning with sensory processing

Practice videos within each module to solidify understanding

Ready-made PDF lessons that can be used immediatly for individual clients as well as groups


Short mindfulness meditations just for adults within each module

Earn 6 hours of continuing education credits that meet NBCOT standards


The course will be released on October 26, 2020. The course fee is $297.00 

Deirdre Azzopardi OTD is the owner of We instead of Me. She is an occupational therapist with over 25 years of experience working with children with special needs in both private and public school settings. Deirdre has both a bachelor’s degree and doctoral degree in occupational therapy and a master’s degree in psychology.  She has extensive training in sensory integration including certification in administering the SIPT (Sensory integration and Praxis Test) and is a registered yoga teacher for both adults and children (RYT 200 and RCYT 95) as well as a trained mindfulness instructor. Dr. Azzopardi has presented extensively on topics related to social emotional learning. In this training she is combining sensory awareness and mindfulness to teach therapists how they can use these powerful tools together to enhance their work and life. 

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