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CARE for Teachers

June 18 - 23, 2017

Sunday - Friday, 5 nights

$525 Tuition

Plus 5 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately

Registration Closed

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.

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  • Faculty Bio
    Christa Turksma, DRS

    Clinical child psychologist and mindfulness trainer

    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.

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  • 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.

  • Things to Know/Schedule

    Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.


    None required.

    Experience Level

    All K-12 teachers welcome

    Recommended Reading

    Mindfulness for Teachers book:

    TEDX Talk:

    Morning Edition:

    Greater Good:


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    Special Details

    Tuition includes a workbook and CDs of guided practices for use at home.

  • About 1440 Multiversity

    Beautifully nestled in the California redwoods near Santa Cruz, our 75-acre campus is within easy reach of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

    1440 Multiversity is a place to spend time engaging some of life's most meaningful personal questions and to enjoy, restore, and reenergize yourself as you do it.

    You'll find new energy through immersion learning—setting aside daily urgencies and dedicating uninterrupted time to focus on important, but often elusive, priorities. Our unique collaboration with world-class faculty coupled with an original, inspirational curriculum and magnificent grounds make this a place like no other. Add in fresh, redwood-scented air, delicious and healthy food, deep reflection, fun exercise, and good sleep and you've pretty much captured what you'll experience here.

  • Accommodations

    At 1440 Multiversity, you’ll find a wide range of accommodations to meet your preferences and budget. All of our rooms have been thoughtfully designed to provide comfort, promote reflection, and foster connection with others.

    Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in.

    Per-person per-night rates include:

    • nourishing locally sourced, seasonal meals
    • daily meditation and yoga classes
    • non-ticketed evening events
    • use of all facilities, including the Fitness Center, steam rooms, and infinity-edge hot tub.

    Guests also enjoy access to woodland trails, cafés, and shops.

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