As someone who has taught comparative religion and philosophy at The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey for over a decade, has worked as a doula assisting women in childbirth, and has served the dying/bereaved as a hospital chaplain, Amy brings a great deal of insight and clarity to reflections on self care.
Drawing upon her work as a mother, author, educator, doula, and hospital chaplain, Amy emerges as an creative and nurturing leader inspiring both teachers and students to integrate mindfulness and self care into their daily rhythms in innovative ways. Amy’s experiential workshops offer participants a number of opportunities to strengthen mindfulness, insight, and self reflection.
Amy introduces participants to self care practices such as journaling, meditation/reflection, open discussion, and mindful movement. She provides an inspiring and thought provoking reflection on self care drawing upon evidence-based practices that support well being and sustainability. Her presentations include overviews of recent research on self-care and specific information tailored to a school’s unique context.
Amy draws upon research relating to resiliency, intersectionality, mindfulness, and happiness. She is dedicated to supporting schools in nourishing the self care of those engaged in the caring professions and those to whom they are entrusted to nurture.
Amy Wright Glenn earned her MA in Religion and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Amy taught in the Religion and Philosophy Department at The Lawrenceville School for 11 years, earning the Dunbar Abston Jr. Chair for Teaching Excellence. Upon leaving Lawrenceville, the chair of her department composed this tribute.
Amy is a (CD)DONA birth doula, hospital chaplain, and founder of the Institute for the Study of Birth, Breath, and Death. Amy is a regular contributor to PhillyVoice and is the author of Birth, Breath, and Death: Meditations on Motherhood, Chaplaincy, and Life as a Doula and Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go.
She is currently writing her third book to be published by the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education to be released spring of 2019. The tentative title is: “Self Care for the Independent School Teacher.”