Fostering Resilience and Limiting Burn-out While Teaching Under Challenge
Fostering Resilience and Limiting Burn-Out While Teaching Under Challenge
The past year has brought unprecedented challenges to our educators and students. Understanding how our nervous systems respond to stress and trauma paves the way to interventions to best support resilience and to counteract burn-out or secondary traumatic stress. This presentation will offer a neurobiologically informed framework for conceptualizing how our bodies and minds respond to overwhelming events or demands. It also will provide a number of immediately applicable strategies for helping educators attend to their own nervous system activation and that of their students, as well as techniques to try to leave the stress of the day or week behind.
This is an online training. Participants will receive log-in information through email prior to the date of the training.
Presenter: Sharon Gold-Steinberg, PhD is a fully licensed psychologist practicing in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She trained and taught at the University of Michigan for many years. Sharon is co-founder, along with Carryn Lund, LMSW, RYT of Therapist Refresh, an organization dedicated to providing resources and inspiration to psychotherapists and allied professionals in order to limit secondary traumatic stress and to enhance fulfillment in sustaining a career caring for others.
All educators and school administrators
Participants will be able to:
- Differentiate the polyvagal states of fight/flight, shutdown, and open heartedness.
- Identify three strategies to "shift gears" to help themselves and their students be in the "window of tolerance."
- Describe two strategies to limit burn-out