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CARE for Teachers

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

As a teacher, you give so much. Now is the time to take care of you. CARE for Teachers is a unique professional development program that helps you handle the stresses and rediscover the joys of teaching.

Developed by the Garrison Institute to meet the specific needs of K–12 teachers for social and emotional well-being, the tools and resources CARE provides are backed by scientific evidence, proven to reduce stress, prevent burnout, enliven teaching, and help you and your students thrive.

Join Christa Turksma and Mark Greenberg at CARE workshop which provides 30 contact hours and a blend of didactic, experiential, and interactive learning processes. Through a variety of enjoyable guided practices and self-assessments, intention setting, reflective writing, small and large group discussions, role plays, and short lectures, you will learn:

  • Emotion skills instruction for building reliance and regulating emotional responses
  • Mindfulness and stress-reduction practices to renew inner strength and balance the demands of your work and personal life
  • Listening and compassion exercises to enhance well-being and promote greater life satisfaction.

In addition to learning lifelong skills for self-care, teachers who return their classroom after participating in the CARE program have greater sensitivity to their students, create classrooms that are more supportive and emotionally positive, and experience enhanced productivity.

Come get the support you deserve and take home a skill set (plus CDs and a workbook) that will enhance your classroom experience—and can be applied to all areas of your life.

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Christa Turksma, DRS

June 18-23, 2017
Sunday-Friday, 5 nights

$ 525  Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

As a teacher, you give so much. Now is the time to take care of you. CARE for Teachers is a unique professional development program that helps you handle the stresses and rediscover the joys of teaching.

Developed by the Garrison Institute to meet the specific needs of K–12 teachers for social and emotional well-being, the tools and resources CARE provides are backed by scientific evidence, proven to reduce stress, prevent burnout, enliven teaching, and help you and your students thrive.

Join Christa Turksma and Mark Greenberg at CARE workshop which provides 30 contact hours and a blend of didactic, experiential, and interactive learning processes. Through a variety of enjoyable guided practices and self-assessments, intention setting, reflective writing, small and large group discussions, role plays, and short lectures, you will learn:

  • Emotion skills instruction for building reliance and regulating emotional responses
  • Mindfulness and stress-reduction practices to renew inner strength and balance the demands of your work and personal life
  • Listening and compassion exercises to enhance well-being and promote greater life satisfaction.

In addition to learning lifelong skills for self-care, teachers who return their classroom after participating in the CARE program have greater sensitivity to their students, create classrooms that are more supportive and emotionally positive, and experience enhanced productivity.

Come get the support you deserve and take home a skill set (plus CDs and a workbook) that will enhance your classroom experience—and can be applied to all areas of your life.

Faculty Bio

Christa Turksma, DRS

Christa Turksma is a clinical child psychologist who received her training and advanced academic degree in the Netherlands. Coauthor and codeveloper of the evidence-based Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE) program, Christa has worked on numerous research and intervention projects that improve the lives of teachers and children.

CARE offers experiences that promote awareness, presence, compassion, reflection, and inspiration—the inner resources needed for teachers to reduce their stress and prevent burnout, and the support students need to flourish socially, emotionally, and academically.

Christa dedicates her time to facilitating CARE workshops and training facilitators in the CARE program throughout the country and abroad. She is also a master trainer of the Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) program, another evidence-based curriculum that provides children the skills they need to find positive, nonviolent solutions to social problems.

Christa has trained thousands of teachers in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, England, and Australia.

Why Attend

  • Enhance personal well-being and access to energy and inspiration with scientifically proven tools designed especially for teachers.

  • Rediscover the joys of teaching by drawing on simple, powerful practices that will nourish and sustain you in and out of the classroom.

  • Connect with other teachers as you restore, refresh, and rejuvenate in a beautiful and supportive setting where you can regain equilibrium.

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Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in Fall 2017.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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