One of the biggest predictors of student success is the quality of educators within school communities. As educators and community leaders, we must function at our best to support unprecedented student needs. Teacher “wellness" is becoming a buzzword in education, but the concept can be unclear. Educator wellness initiatives may focus on self-care and mindfulness strategies like deep breathing, yoga, or a wellness space. However, these initiatives can detract from making a more transformative, systemic change when not paired with the foundational mental models necessary for resilience. Join us in understanding evidence-based best practices in neuroscience, positive psychology, and performance science to understand how to develop systems of resilience and care for ourselves.
Through a combination of reflections, discussions, and exercises, attendees will engage in powerful learning experiences that go well beneath the surface while remaining fun and empowering! We will engage in practical problem-solving and design actions that support your well-being.
So, pull up this June with your coffee or tea for this engaging and timely two-day series. There will be exciting giveaways throughout the two days together and an opportunity for follow-up in August to support you in building a more resilient version of yourself.
Expect to walk away from the two days:
- Engaged in a relevant exploration of what's going on under the surface of your burnout
- Having identified practical ways to cultivate resilience, manage stress, and cope with overwhelming and compassion fatigue
- With a realistic action plan to feel empowered to cultivate your resilience step by step
Following the session, participants will be invited to return for a third session in August. Participants who complete all three days will receive a wellness gift on behalf of NEA-NM that has been personally curated by our facilitator, Allison Smith, a Life Design and Resilience Coach at The Thrive Designer.