Stress is the epidemic of the 21st century. The costs of stress, depression and anxiety are increasingly evident in educational institutions. A 2018 survey found that one in four students said they feel stressed at the end of the day and find it hard to concentrate and over 50% of students have difficulty concentrating in class or on their studies because of day-to-day stress. Stress is contagious. Learner stress adds to teacher stress. A 2015 poll commissioned by the ASTI found that 60% of secondary teachers said they were “feeling continuously stressed”.
This is a practical programme and will give teachers the insights and tools to reduce and effectively manage stress and boost their personal wellbeing using a simple, practical and holistic framework that can also be used for future wellbeing programmes in their school and with students. Participants will also be given a 12 minute relaxation recording they can use personally and with their classes.
This Introductory Wellbeing and Mindfulness for Schools and Teachers workshop will give participants key insights about stress, what causes it and how to effectively manage it at a personal level. They will also learn about how the mind works which gives key insights into how to create a life that is productive, happy and meaningful. Participants will also learn a range of relaxation and meditation practices to help them focus, destress, regulate emotions, slow down, re-energise and feel good.
Wellbeing for Teachers
Context of Stress and Wellbeing in schools and the modern world
Introduction to personal wellbeing, balance and mindful and relaxation practices
The different types of stress and how to reduce and effectively manage it
The pillars of wellbeing - Physical, mental, emotional, social etc.
The power of positive thinking (Includes exercises that show the impact of positive and negative thinking on our physiology)
Discussion about and dealing with real life school stresses
Bringing it all together - Wellbeing for you in 2020
About the Facilitator
Calodagh McCumiskey will facilitate the sessions. She worked in the high-stress environment of international emergency response and development programming responding to man-made and natural disasters in Africa and Asia for 14 years. She is now CEO of Spiritual Earth. Using practices and knowledge derived from ancient wisdom and validated by modern science, their programmes help people effectively manage stress, enhance performance, boost overall wellbeing and leadership and achieve inner balance. The Spiritual Earth programmes address the many pillars of wellbeing – physical, intellectual, emotional, social and creative. Calodagh writes a regular weekly column on wellbeing for independent regional publications around Ireland. Current clients include learners and teachers in schools and third level educational Institutions, Fortune 500 Companies, NGOs, Government offices, entrepreneurs and SMEs. For more about Calodagh and Spiritual Earth, visit: www.spiritualearth.com
|Course Start Date / Time||30-01-2020 5:00 pm|
|Course End Date / Time||30-01-2020 8:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||13-12-2019 12:00 pm|
|Cut off date||27-01-2020 12:00 pm|
|Location||Wexford Education Centre|