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Building Resilience for Early Childhood Educators: Taking Care of Ourselves Mindfully

May 09, 2018 at 5:30pm - May 09, 2018 at 9pm
4911 Canada Way Burnaby, BC V5G 3W3 Canada
BCGEU Learning ·

Resilience is different than endurance. Resilience is bounce-back ability.

Resilience is the ability to maintain high levels of well-being in the face of adversity. While resilient childhood educators certainly experience difficult emotions, these emotions do not endure. When things get stressful, our bodies respond: the stomach clenches, the jaw or neck tightens. Come learn some tools to ease these automatic uncomfortable reactions and build your resilience. Participants will receive a certificate of completion for 2.5 hours toward professional development and ECE certification.

Learning Objectives:

Describe how our nervous system responds to stressors. Experience tuning into your automatic cues at an earlier stage. Engage in activities to develop your own strategies you can use in your work with children.

This workshop combines facilitated dialogue with experiential learning. The goal is to leave you energized with a few simple strategies you've already practiced and can use anytime.

Participants say:

· "Helpful! Not the 'typical' workshop! Excellent."

· "I learned different techniques for de-stressing myself"

This workshop is presented by Shayna Hornstein, an adult educator, a registered physical therapist and a body-focused counsellor. In her clinical & coaching practice, she helps people lessen the impact that stress has on our bodies. As an adult educator, she especially enjoys supporting frontline childhood educators who do critical work central to growing our healthy communities.

A light supper will be provided.

5:30 pm - light supper

6:00 pm - Workshop

Will you come?