Self-Care/Mental Health for Educators (No cost for TMI PLC Members)

Self-Care/Mental Health for Educators 

Consider sending your teachers to this workshop as recognition and celebration for their efforts all school year!

Teachers do so much more than teach.  Many are vulnerable to secondhand trauma and compassion fatigue just like other professionals in the caring sector. And, as we adjust to our profession in a post-pandemic world, it is more important than ever to equip our teachers with the self-care mindset and skills necessary to sustain their mental and or emotional health.  

High levels of stress affect teacher health and well-being, causing teacher burnout, lack of engagement, job dissatisfaction, poor performance, and some of the highest turnover rates ever.  A recent Gallup Poll finds 46% of teachers report high daily stress during the school year (Anderson and Cohen, 2018). That’s tied with nurses for the highest rate among all occupational groups.

Mindfulness/stress management strategies and interventions can help teachers develop coping and awareness skills to reduce anxiety, depression, and improved health. Recent research from the Curry School of Education, U of VA suggest that we expand our focus when considering effective professional development. In a study of of 234 teachers, representing K-12, they found that “teachers who regularly use stress-reducing strategies increase their abilities to cope with the demands of the career and are positioned to do a better job educating students” (Breen, 2016). These findings strongly suggest that by prioritizing an educator’s social-emotional learning helps him or her to be there to participate in school wide SEL practices.  If you find yourself thinking it is counterintuitive to ask a professional to give so much and then to provide only professional development and not personal development (through the lens of SEL) you’re with us! 

Please plan to join Sharon McCarthy, popular presenter and author, for a day of Mindful Practices to Benefit those who Give the Most: Educators.

Participants will learn: 

  • mindfulness/stress reduction practices to promote self-regulation of attention;
  • non-judgmental awareness;
  • how to develop a personal mindfulness practice (which is necessary to be a mindful teacher which is necessary to teach mindfulness!); and
  • how to maximize the space between stimulus and response.

Audience: All Grade PK-12 Educators
Instructor: Sharon McCarthy, EnVision President and TMI Lead Consultant and SEL Specialist
Location: Virtually Delivered

Payment Methods and Cancellation/Refund Policy: Payment can be made by purchase order (PO) or check. Please mail all correspondence, including purchase orders, checks and agreements to TMI Education at PO Box 922, Madison, NJ 07940. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, email TMI Education at [email protected] or call seven (7) days prior to the program to request a refund. No refunds will be granted unless notification is provided within this time frame. TMI Education reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including inclement weather and instructor illness. If TMI Education makes the decision to cancel a workshop, we will use the EMAIL contact information you have provided to us to inform you. In addition, we will post the announcement of cancellation on the respective TMI Education website workshop page. If TMI Education cancels, participants will be provided a choice of:

  • a full refund;
  • transfer to another, upcoming workshop date and location (space permitting); or
  • credit toward a future workshop. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)


Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 09:00 to 14:00
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