The COVID-19 pandemic has affected countries, communities and people globally in unprecedented and unexpected ways. Now we are faced with the next challenge of living alongside the COVID-19 virus, while continuing education, economic and social activities. This will require additional awareness, innovation, teamwork and problem solving - all on top of the normal challenges of running a busy school, achieving excellence in educational standards and dealing with the needs of students, parents and staff.
We can consistently run / contribute to a strong and thriving team and school - if we ourselves are thriving. Overworking, burnout and exhaustion does not pave the way for sustainable learning and growth. It undermines it. When people are burned out, potential and output is eroded. In these times of unprecedented challenge, change and uncertainty, more than ever we need to prioritize wellbeing, take good care of ourselves and recharge our batteries in our down time so we can consistently be at our best at work and in our lives.
This wellbeing and mindfulness programme for teachers, special needs assistants and principals will give attendees a blueprint of how to navigate the current context and related challenges from a mental and emotional wellbeing perspective so they can be and do their best. Participants will learn a range of relaxation and mindfulness practices and many practical insights for how to develop and sustain a more hopeful, positive and productive mindset.
The programme will involve 5 sessions (1.5 hours per session) with the following themes -
Week 1. Combating Burnout:
Week 2. Building Resilience in Challenging Times
Week 3. Relaxation and Restorative Sleep
Week 4. Effectively managing Stress
Week 5. Creating a Culture of wellbeing in your school
Dates for the additional session are - 11, 18, 25 November & 3 December
The sessions will cover:
· What is wellbeing? And what wellbeing means to me? My class and my school
· The growth and burnout equations
· How to avoid burnout.
· Insights and practices to help you effectively manage stress and relax
How to prepare for restorative sleep
The 3 types of stress and solutions
Mindfulness and Meditation
Focus, Happiness and Productivity
· Dealing with Emotional Contagion
· Communications in Challenging Times
The opportunity to rebuild our lives back in a better way
How to create a wellbeing culture in your school
· Personal Self-care action plan
Insights for Classroom / School wellbeing action plan
About Calodagh: Calodagh McCumiskey is an accredited thought leader in Wellbeing. She has been practicing meditation and mindfulness daily for over 12 years and teaching for 9. Recent clients include: Danone, Kerry, WWETB, Equifax, Irish Wheel Chair Association Carlow, Wexford Education Centre, Athlone Education Centre, Wexford Chamber of Commerce Skillnet, Carlow Kilkenny Skillnet, Visit Wexford and more. To learn more about Calodagh and her work, visit: www.spiritualearth.com.
|Course Date||04-11-2020 6:30 pm|
|Course End Date||03-12-2020 8:00 pm|