VALUES-BASED STRESS MANAGEMENT

NEW FOR 2017

In many ways, it’s not particularly surprising that stress levels of teachers and school leaders are amongst the highest of any profession in Australia. With the significant and constant pressures faced by educators – stress, frustration, disappointment, fear, anxiety and sadness are very normal feelings that we will all experience this term and next.

This one-day course is designed to allow educators, teams or whole-staff to explore and practise a new set of skills emerging from the fields of Acceptance & Commitment Training (ACT) and Mindfulness. The goal of this course is to help you discover, learn and practise an evidence-based set of skills and techniques specifically designed to help you better manage the inevitable stressors associated with teaching and leading schools, and to think, make decisions and act more in line with your core values.

At the end of the day, participants will take away:

  • a deeper understanding of how their unique set of values drive their behaviour 
  • ideas on how educators can handle stress more effectively by applying mindful awareness and acceptance of emotional experience - rather than avoidance 
  • examples of how connecting with and acting in line with core values can be used to support colleagues, inform leadership decisions, and enhance psychological flexibility in classroom practice
  • a comprehensive booklet with examples, research background and sample activities for practising values-based stress management techniques.  

AUDIENCE

This course is ideal for whole-staff professional learning as well as for individual educators, and is also available as an on-site training session at your school. Participants do not need to have done any prior Positive Education training before attending this course.

Accreditation: 6 professional development hours.

DATES AND LOCATIONS

Places are limited and registrations close two weeks prior to the date of the course.

COSTS

Early-bird registration: $288 + GST (available until six weeks prior to the course)
Full rate registration: $360 + GST

PLEASE NOTE - BY REGISTERING FOR THIS COURSE YOU ARE AGREEING TO OUR BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS (PDF 54.8KB)