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DUBROVNIK – Boosting Teachers’ Resilience, Positive Thinking & Problem Solving
Teachers feel they have to live up to many expectations in the 21st century.
They are expected to successfully guide students through many difficult learning stages and ensure good grades and students’ satisfaction & well being. They are expected to motivate and understand students, give good feedback and remain positive throughout the academic process. Furthermore, they often juggle between students’ feelings, parents’ expectations and societal pressures. Their job is often viewed as minimally demanding yet safe, with ‘too many’ vacation days yet too few contact hours. This often leads to job dissatisfaction and possibly burnout.
This course emphasizes a positive approach to working in the school system. We will learn how to make stress our friend, focus on positive affirmations, learn how to let go of the negative self-talk. Gratitude will be practiced, humor will be used, self-motivating methods will be implemented. We will explore strategies such as emotional management, self-control, building empathy and compassion to rediscover resilience and render life more manageable and pleasant.
The ultimate goal is to flourish in a state of well-being whilst recognizing our own strengths and setting our auto-pilot to positive. We will achieve this through teambuilding exercises that foster a sense of belonging which can, in turn, be projected onto our students. By identifying and analyzing the strengths necessary for achieving well-being and behaving resiliently, we will collaborate to find ways of navigating emotional highs and lows in ways that promote mental, emotional, and physical health.
Our resident psychologist and Mindfulness instructor, Dario Caljkusic, holds an Honors degree from Lewis & Clark College, in Portland, Ore, USA. His course is both engaging and thought-provoking, entertaining yet introspective. As our former course participants Jane, Mette, Ditte & Lise-Lotte from Denmark wrote about Dario: “Thank you so much for the most exciting course. You have been fantastic, motivating teacher.”
LEARNING OUTCOMES :
Participants will be able to identify their ‘triggers’ and pinpoint everyday stressors
Successfully incorporating our stressors into our daily routine, making stress our friend
Learning acceptance of what is ‘out of my control’ and what is ‘in my control’
Setting our daily Auto-pilot to the positive mode through positive affirmations
Develop compassion and empathy towards ourselves and others and projecting it onto our students
Build resilience through Mindfulness and learning how to appreciate the present moment
Learn how to think outside the box and creatively solve problems.
The Course Fee Includes:
- Free Dubrovnik walking tour;
- Full programme of study sessions ( minimum 25 hours per week );
- Course materials;
- Certificate of attendance;
- Learning Agreement
- Quality Agreement;
- Visits to local institutions;
- Personalized support;
- Expertise of Local Representative on location during the mobility;
- Free WIFI internet;
- Coffee and tea breaks;
- Administration costs.
Dubrovnik, Croatia presents an unparalleled location for a mental health & well-being course. Hailed as The Jewel of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is an exquisite city-museum, where visitors get immersed in medival times, with breathtaking views from the ancient city walls. The location for King’s Landing of the ultra popular HBO’s production Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik is a place visitors remember forever.
You will get to experience striking natural beauty of the Adriatic coast and neighboring forests, complemented by a Mediterranean climate that’s perfectly-suited for outdoor retreat activities. Take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful cities in the world and return home 100% rejuvenated and reenergized!