Finding and Sharing Calm in the Midst
of Chaos

Virtual Symposium

Registration is Now Open

Each of the three presenters will cover one of the topics in the 3-part webinar series. These sessions are designed to be viewed each Saturday over the course of three weeks. Participants will receive a link to enter the Ticket Code that will be provided upon purchase. Below is a list of virtual sessions that will take place each week.  You are only allowed to enter your Ticket Code one time for each webinar.

*Plan to reserve 2 hours for each session. All sessions are inspiring, actionable, and engaging!

Calendar Details:

Plan to register and attend one session from each of the three speakers.

An Introduction to Finding and Sharing Calm

Presenter: R. Keeth Matheny

Saturday, November 7, 2020 — 11:00AM Central / 9:00AM Pacific / 12:00PM Eastern or

Saturday, November 14, 2020 — 11:00AM Central / 9:00AM Pacific / 12:00PM Eastern

There is no doubt we are all experiencing a storm in our lives and for many teachers, families, and students it has had a significant impact on their emotional and mental health. Dysregulated people dysregulate people, so finding and sharing calm in the midst of today’s chaos is a critical skill. Finding calm impacts all areas of our lives. We are not able to think clearly and rationally when we are dysregulated, and the biggest mistakes in our lives occur from the choices we make when we have lost control of our emotions. What does it mean to be emotionally hijacked? What do we do when we are emotionally hijacked? How can we prevent ourselves and others from becoming emotionally hijacked? What proactive habits and strategies can we adopt to buffer us against the stressors of today? This session covers all of that and more as we explore the brain science of emotional hijacking, awareness skills, and a variety of regulation and co-regulation skills. Join us for an extremely useful, fun, and soothing session not only for working with students, but also one you will find helpful personally, professionally, and with your loved ones.

Mindfulness as SELf Care

Presenter: James Butler

Saturday, November 21, 2020 — 11:00AM Central / 9:00AM Pacific / 12:00PM Eastern or

Saturday, December 5, 2020 — 11:00AM Central / 9:00AM Pacific / 12:00PM Eastern

Mindfulness is often referred to as a self-care tool, but what exactly does that mean? These are stressful times and our brains are being impacted as a result. We’ll dive into how mindfulness impacts our brains and our social and emotional wellness, and how to best utilize mindfulness to help with stress management and relief. Through experiential practices, we’ll explore different types of mindfulness in order to come up with a personalized mindful self-care plan that can be integrated into your daily life.

Oxygen Needed: Teacher SELf Care as a Priority

Presenter: Kori Sanchez Smith

Saturday, December 12, 2020 — 11:00AM Central / 9:00AM Pacific / 12:00PM Eastern or

Saturday, December 19, 2020 — 11:00AM Central / 9:00AM Pacific / 12:00PM Eastern

Though the oxygen mask analogy is often overused, for teachers, this reminder to take care of yourself first has never been more applicable than right now. Teacher Self Care is not just a hashtag or tagline, it is a necessity. We cannot give what we do not have. And with students across our country needing much more than ever before, teachers need to refill, refuel and reset. But what strategies work? Where do we start? During the final presentation in the series, we will engage in both self-reflection and group activities to explore self-care through an SEL lens in order to answer those questions. Rooted in best practice research, our activities will allow us to move from theory to action: Now that we know WHY self-care is important, WHAT do we do about it? Join us during this engaging, informative session designed to leave you with the practical takeaways you need to be your best.

Note: Sessions are not recorded. All session are live, interactive, and include calming strategies an activities.

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Step 1 — Buy your ticket code. (Codes can be purchased as a single ticket, 5-pack, 10-pack, or 20-pack. Discounts available.)

Step 2 — Receive payment confirmation. Ticket code(s) will be sent to purchaser’s email address.

Step 3 — View the Order Number on your email confirmation. You will use this to register for all 3 sessions with the link provided in your confirmation email. See sample below.

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