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Teachers have always needed to know and practice protective strategies in their social emotional first aid kits to manage the daily stressors of working on the front lines of a human-service oriented profession. That need has never been greater given the massive increase in uncertainty and unpredictability in the teaching profession and in one's personal life due to COVID.
In short, teaching is emotional labor-- the effort required to manage and metabolize strong emotions like anger, shame, guilt, anxiety, and overwhelm, as well as generate and stoke positive emotions like joy, hope, and compassion.
Stress significantly diminishes a teacher's capacity to regulate their negative emotions and cultivate positive emotions. Ironically, teachers who leave the profession often cite their inability to cope with their own emotional reactions to loss of control, unpredictability, and lack of purpose in their teaching as the primary reason for burnout.
There are many, many strategies and practices rooted in cognitive and affective neuroscience and social and behavioral sciences that teachers can learn, practice, and integrate into their personal and professional lives as teachers to metabolize stress, manage negative energy, protect themselves from the burnout cycle, and find joy in teaching the whole year through!
In this session, teachers will:
Explore the core elements of the teacher burnout cycle and learn how to protect one's self from the 2 paths to burning out,
Present Teacher Present StudentTM
Present Teacher ∞ Present StudentTM is a synergistic professional development training program. This transformation opportunity combines the philosophies, practices, and strategies of both MoveMindfully® and Present Well-Being® into one complete program supporting the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of teachers and students.
Our curriculum draws upon the following research-based practices that support educators in developing and practicing mental and emotional resilience:
Training LENGTH Options include
60-90 minute Well-Being Booster Training
3 - 4 hour Retreat Training
5 - 6 hour Restoration Training
Training FORMAT Options include
Hybrid (mix of in-person and virtual)
We customize the investment cost based on the delivery format and total number of participants.
In this highly experiential and interactive session, educators will:
Explore the impact of trauma/stress on the nervous system and how to utilize mind-body practices to regain a sense of safety, stability, and connection
Explore the 3 stages and manifestations of teacher and student burnout
Learn evidence-based practices to metabolize burnout to engage healing
Explore strategies to cultivate and embody the 5 competencies of SEL and mirror and model adult SEL and well-being to youth through presence
Learn how to cultivate core competencies of embodied SEL through moments of stress to strengthen mental health, emotional resilience, and compassion
Explore the (2) mindfulness-based RESTORATION practices to stoke body safety and secure self-attachment (for the educator and the student)
Experience student-centered strategies to "regulate, relate, and reason" in moments of distress and learn how to sequence self-soothing practices for students that stoke resilience and emotional adaptability
Experience and practice how to stave off the onset of burnout and engaging healing from toxic stress through the 4 elements of the H.E.A.L Infinite Well-Being ModelTM
Develop practical research-based interventions to assist students with self-regulation, focus, de-escalation, community connection and overall well-being
Resources teachers will take away to integrate into their classroom settings:
Mindfulness and movement tools to work with students
Teacher emotional and mental well-being practices
Links to online resources and readings about mental and emotional well-being for teachers and students, positive impact of mindfulness in the school setting, and teacher self-care
MoveMindfully® and Present Well-Being® offer training, professional development, and consultation to students, therapists, educators, treatment staff, and other related service providers on how to integrate mindfulness practices, yoga-based movement and social/emotional skills into classrooms, homes, and therapeutic settings.
is an innovative, research-based teacher mental and emotional well-being curriculum that draws on mindfulness, SEL theory, neuroscience, and teacher transformation theory to create a practical path to stoke educator mental health, emotional resilience, and authentic presence.
MoveMindfully® inspires, trains, and supports youth, adults, and families as they navigate life’s challenges and opportunities. We offer workshops, residencies, youth/adult sessions and family events in educational and crisis mental health environments.