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Creative Wellbeing
6 week online program

February 11- March 18, 2021

Creative Wellbeing is a specialist program for professionals working with or caring for children and those with additional needs. This includes School Teachers, SNAs and SEN teachers, Social workers, Key workers, Carers, Nurses, Community workers.

Parents who are interested in the creative wellbeing approach are also very welcome to attend this training.

No equipment required, accessible to all abilities, COVID compliant to restricted classroom space, and limited physical contact.

So what is Creative Wellbeing?

Creative Wellbeing integrates the best of movement and meditation practices to support whole-person wellbeing, nurturing a person’s physical, emotional, mental, and personal health.

Creative Wellbeing blends the best of:

  • New Science, Neurology, Traditional Yoga, Dance,
  • Clinical Somatic Movement- Hanna and Feldenkrais techniques, 
  • Life and Wellness Coaching, Mindful Self Compassion,
  • Meditation, Energy Healing, Family Constellation Work and
  • Tension and Trauma Release technique.

Participants will gain:

  • New Skills to enhance your Personal and Professional life
  •  Tension & Stress Release for yourself!
  •  Dynamic Wellbeing- Ideas for groups & one to one
  •  Movement to Refresh Mind and Body

  •  Insight into the role of Motion in Emotion
  •  Self-Soothing Techniques for Student Self-Care
  •  Introduction to Non-Verbal Communication for Worry and Anxiety Relief

Skills for Life

A lot is demanded of teachers, carers, and health care providers working with children. They are supporting children with a complexity of emotional, behavioural, and learning difficulties that affect their concentration, development, and social engagement.

Lockdown, COVID regulations, social-distancing, and protocols around contact have added huge stress and strain to family and school life. Children have experienced new pressures and confusion that will require additional sensitivity and support from their teachers on their return to school.

This training offers resources to support child wellbeing through practical and creative techniques to engage interest, support learning, and encourage the healthy development of a child’s potential.

Key information:

  • Online, watch anytime from anywhere.
  • World-class training bringing wisdom and experience from multiple modalities.
  • Specialist learning in non-verbal communication and methodology for working with people with cognitive, sensory, and mobility needs.
  • An opportunity for personal development, and professional learning that will add value, creativity, and fun to your professional role.
  • Support during the challenging times of the pandemic, changing COVID regulations, and the effect on school policy and the learning environment.

about your Facilitator

Laura is a Yoga, Somatic Movement and Wellbeing expert and a professionally trained Dancer.

Her passion, knowledge, and experience create a nurturing environment that supports mental health, self-compassion, deep relaxation, and stress release.

Her work has featured in the Irish Times, Irish Independent, TV3 & International Wellness Websites. 

Program Format:

  • Workshops are online and focus on experiential learning.
  • Workshops provide ample opportunity for personal self-development.
  • All content is recorded so it can be enjoyed and re-watched any time throughout the school year.
  • Participants will have access to a private login area with the program video content and resources readily available.
  • Each workshop will have one assignment associated and learners are required to keep a learning log of reflections throughout the program.
  • A certificate of completion will be given to those who complete the full training modules and complete the assignments for each module.
  • Learning hours include lectures, experiential learning, personal reflection, assignment, practice, and additional study.

Creative wellbeing program schedule:

6 WEEK foundation program : february 11TH - march 18TH 2021

Each workshop is 1.5 hours approximately, consisting of creative wellbeing practices, self-care techniques and Q+A at the end.

Live workshops will be recorded and available by replay.

Live workshops are 8:00 pm IST/GMT, please check for your timezone.

MODULE 1: MOVEMENT FOR TENSION + STRESS RELEASe

Teachers will learn:

Practical techniques to support students’ in the physical release of nervous tension and stress.

Creative movement for self-expression, processing and integration of experience through non-verbal formats.

Quick release techniques for down-regulating, grounding and soothing.

MODULE 2: ANXIETY, COMPASSION + SELF CARE

FEBRUARY 18TH, THURSDAY, 8:00 PM OR BY REPLAy

Teachers will learn:

Somatic Sensing and Focusing techniques to down-regulate.

Techniques for Self-Care. As teachers are limited in their physical contact with students, self-soothing techniques are critical to replace this lost contact and reassurance.

Self-Compassion practices to inspire students’ self-awareness of emotions, needs and energy levels and how to nurture themselves to feel better, rest, and replenish.

MODULE 3: CREATIVE EXPRESSION FOR EMOTIONAL HEALTH

february 25TH, THURSDAY, 8:00 PM OR BY REPLAY

Teachers will learn:

Creative practices to encourage individual expression through movement, words, sound and art.

How Emotion is expressed through the body.

Key concepts of holding and giving space, active listening and the role of the observer.

MODULE 4: FOCUS + CONCENTRATION

march 4TH, THURSDAY, 8:00 PM OR BY REPLAY

Teachers will learn:

Practical ways to focus students’ attention through mindful movement, breath-work and body-mind centering techniques.

Techniques to improve co-ordination and dexterity- warm-ups for both brain and body!

Somatic Meditation practices and how meditation supports mental wellbeing.

MODULE 5: IMAGINATION + RELAXATION

march 11th, THURSDAY, 8:00 PM OR BY REPLAY

Teachers will learn:

Self-care practices to relax students as a group or in a one to one context.

Mindful Movement – calming group energy.

Ideo-Kinesis – how the body responds to imagery.

MODULE 6: REASSURANCE & NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION

MARCH 18TH, THURSDAY, 8:00 PM OR BY REPLAY

Teachers will learn:

Methods of non-verbal communication and expressive dialogue through movement.

Introduction to social haptic communication and body stories.

Integration and Grounding techniques.

CERTIFICATE AWARD

On full completion of the modules- attendance (live or by replay) and assignment completion, participants will receive a certificate stating their participation in this course and the total learning hours.

Creative Wellbeing Foundation Training

Creative Wellbeing Six-week Online program: €295
Payment Plan available- pay with two instalments of €175

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