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“What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. – A. A Milne
Why Sustainable Caring for teachers?
We know that teaching has always been challenging. But never has teaching been as difficult and stressful as it has been these last two years, with unprecedented changes, demands, remote learning, and mental health challenges arising in the classroom. Burnout rates are at an all time high, with more and more of our teachers questioning their chosen career’s meaning and purpose.
Preserving the mental health of our educators should be a critical priority for all of us.
To this end, Sustainable Caring for Teachers (SCT) was created–to care for the very individuals who are central to the future of our children and communities. Sustainable Caring for Teachers is a six week digital course that focuses on cultivating resilience and preventing burnout, through the development of internal resource tools such as mindfulness, self compassion, and positive psychology.
Sustainable Caring for Teachers was created by psychiatrist and wellness consultant Dr. Monisha Vasa, mindfulness expert Cayce Howe, and Christy Curtis, mindfulness and SEL educator. Together, they will walk you through six weeks of skill building, practice, and experiential learning. At the end, you will have indefinite access to all of the covered information (including audio recordings, readings, videos, and guided meditations) in a digital format.
By the end of the six week course, you will experience:
Improved tools to manage burnout
Improved work-life integration
Improved stress management
Greater connection to purpose and meaning
Development of a personal, sustainable meditation practice
Teachers, we hope to have the opportunity to finally support and care for you in the same way you support and care for your students.
Dates and Times:
Class 1 : Tuesday January 11th 3:30-4:30pm PST ZOOM
Class 2 : Tuesday January 18th 3:30-4:30pm PST ZOOM
Class 3 : Tuesday January 25th 3:30-4:30pm PST ZOOM
Class 4 : Tuesday February 1st 3:30-4:30pm PST ZOOM
Class 5 : Tuesday February 8th 3:30-4:30pm PST ZOOM
Class 6 : Tuesday February 15th 3:30-4:30pm PST ZOOM
Cayce Howe is a meditation teacher, poet and podcaster. Authorized as a teacher in the Theravada Buddhist tradition and a guiding teacher for InsightLA Long Beach, Cayce imparts guidance through workshops, retreats and 1:1 sessions throughout the year.
Cayce has been practicing for over 25 years in a variety of traditions. In 2004 he began a 6-year journey living and working at meditation retreat centers which culminated in a year-long closed meditation retreat in the Tibetan Buddhist Tradition.
Day to day Cayce is busy with his company MHLS Wellness (More Happiness, Less Suffering ) alongside business partner Dr. Monisha Vasa. Together they share Burnout Prevention Programs, a podcast and journaling workshops.
Christy is an educator, author, mindfulness teacher and yoga instructor who focuses providing supportive social-emotional development practices to live a life of mindful wellness. She offers practical strategies that support others who struggle to be present and create time for daily self care practices.
Known as a “natural teacher” who keeps things simple with her authentic and engaging teaching style, she has supported thousands of adults and students through her classes, workshops, and retreats. As a physical educator, she teaches yoga and mindfulness to teens in public high school in Orange County, CA.