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Lisa Baylis
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  • MSC Certified Teacher

Lisa’s work involves creating positive change for youth by supporting the wellbeing of educators and parents while building resiliency and restoring the joy of being our healthiest selves.

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Lisa Baylis has been sharing wellbeing strategies for the last 20 years. A natural-born connector with an innate ability to make people feel valued and heard, she is an instructor, a counsellor, a facilitator, and a mother. Lisa is also the creator of the AWE Method — Awakening the Wellbeing for Educators — which merges self-care, mindfulness, and self-compassion and recently a published author of "Self-Compassion for Educators - Mindful Practices to Awaken Your Well-Being and Grow Resilience" which is available on most book platforms.

Lisa has a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. She has taught internationally and locally. Much of her vast teaching experience was gained in classrooms across British Columbia — from Fort St. John to the Comox Valley. Currently, she is a high school counsellor in Victoria and a point person for positive education and mindfulness within the Greater Victoria School District.

Trained by mindful self-compassion pioneers Chris Germer and Kristin Neff, Lisa is also a Trained Mindful Self-Compassion teacher. She teaches an eight-week MSC curriculum in Victoria, while also running one-day AWE retreats. No matter the setting — classroom, counselling session, or teacher development — Lisa incorporates concepts of positive psychology, self-compassion, and mindfulness.


As a mom of two young kids, I have seen how mindful self-compassion has enabled me to be more present and loving in their lives.
Teaching the MSC program to both educators and parents has brought me so much joy. I believe that if we want our children to be well we all need to start with ourselves. Join me in practicing mindful self-compassion for yourself first, and then for all the little ones in our world.

Also, I love good coffee, the ocean, yoga and community markets. What about you?