RESPITE + RENEWAL
This was a wild school year, right?
We thought so, too, so we thought we'd offer a special opportunity to recover compassion and capacity with a RESPITE + RENEWAL Event!
Our compassion expansion events are 3-hour sessions of community and self-care practices delivered in the convenience of your own location. We create a safe space for participants to learn about and consider compassion fatigue and secondary trauma.
Each event includes custom breakout workshops to introduce and practice care experiences that can be replicated within home and work environments to sustain care and combat burnout, compassion fatigue, and toxic stress.
Saturday, June 24, 2023 - $135/person
- Event #1 - 9am-12pm PST
- Event #2 - 7pm-10pm PST
THE PERFECT TEACHER GIFT
If you are looking for a meaning full end-of-year gift for your teacher or your child's teacher (or after-school provider, tutor, aide, or administrator), what could be better than filling their bucket with personalized care and practices that will refresh and restore them after the marathon of a school year?
We are offering a special price for educators for this event!
For only $100, you can send your teacher a 3-hour experience of self and community care where they will receive tools, resources, connection, and a special care package. They don't even need to leave home!
What a meaningful way to say THANK YOU!
And if they can't make the live event, we will be recording all sessions so that they can still get the amazing customized care package and experience the self-care sessions.
PLUS, if you purchase the discounted package for your teacher, you will receive a $45 discount on your registration for the event! That's a $270 value for $190!
What Participants Experience
Customized participation in a variety of care-experience workshops
Personalized care-packages curated with a variety of self-care products, as well as materials required for participation in selected workshops
Follow-on materials provided with referrals to local and virtual options for sustaining care and increasing capacity for resilience
Protected time and space to engage in necessary practices and strategies for creating margin
What People Are Saying
Here’s What You’ll Get
You are invited into this safe, interactive, and welcoming space to learn how to combat compassion fatigue and secondary trauma. Practice care experiences that can be replicated within your environment to sustain care and combat burnout, compassion fatigue, and toxic stress.
Who This is For
If you care for a person in front of you, you ARE a Caregiver. Which means that your compassion and attunement comes at a cost to you.
How do you stay in that compassionate mindset and open to continuing to help? By expanding your capacity for compassion and filling you up!
Let's get you renewed and refilled!
Our teacher and education team members are deeply invested in helping brains and bodies to develop in healthy ways - a process that takes time, effort, and attention with consistency.
And it's exhausting.
This is a wonderful opportunity to refresh your compassion to sustain you in your essential work!
Did you know that compassion fatigues isn't just about our engagement with others, but also a concern for our relationship with ourselves?
Yes, you actually matter to you, too!
This is an opportunity to take stock of what might need to change in the care and keeping of you!
YOUR Teacher is worth it.
Purchase a RESPITE + RENEWAL Session for your educator!
Care Experience Examples
Self-Care Painting Workshop
This self-care workshop is designed to create an opportunity for participants to express how they feel on the inside through the creation of a painting. Join us for a time of creativity, relaxation, and community building
Breath and Meditation
Our breath connects the body and the mind. You are invited to a restorative breath and meditation practice to calm the heart, mind, body, and soul with scripture and prayer (Christian Faith-based content).
Check Your Wellness Compass
Experience a Personal Wellness Assessment and learn about how to make a Whole-Person plan for wellness. Learn about how to participate in a Wellness Circle, which are small groups where people gather for six weeks to be intentional about making healthier choices for themselves and their families.
RUPTURE AND REPAIR
Participants will engage in a tangible activity that will help eliminate self-destructive talk. This method is focused on getting rid of doubts, insecurities, what you have been called, what you are afraid of, and an overall negative self-image that has occurred within the past year or even a lifetime.
Clear and Clarify YOUR MIND
Sometimes all of the details, thoughts, ideas, and plans in our head start to weigh us down and create overwhelm instead of inspiration. In this session, we take time to capture all of it on paper and release stress, as well as develop a structure for organizing our mind.
We sometimes struggle to achieve goals we cannot see - this activity is for people to project their goals on this board in a positive and confident manner. This will help you to have a tangible tool for maintaining perspective and focus even during stressful times
START YOUR SELF-CARE PLANNER
Learning about self-care practices can be fun, but we know that unless we make a plan, it likely won't become part of our habits or routines. Join us for a practical session of creating your own self-care planner, customized just for you, by you!
Cultivate Your Care
What does the growth process look like? How do we cultivate our soil and foundation of care? Come participate in a cultivation discussion as we spend some time with succulents and learning about thriving in challenging seasons.
The event is a 3-hour experience.
The first hour is a large-group learning time where we unpack the causes, effects, and prevention of burnout and compassion fatigue.
The next two hours are care experience workshops. Each participant chooses from the available workshops for each session and will be provided the appropriate materials to engage in the experience.
We're all about autonomy, choice, and voice!
If you would rather observe than participate in the workshop, or if you would prefer to opt-out at any time, a space will be provided for your personal processing and comfort. This whole experience is for YOUR wellness and mental health - we don't want you to be stressed out!
We love kids and youth!
AND...we know that the caregiving relationship means that the presence of our younger community members can keep us from being able to provide the care to ourselves that we really need, so we will ask that children 15 and younger sit this one out.
Please put your oxygen mask on before attempting to help those around you.
When considering whole-person care, the spirituality dimension cannot be removed from the process of complete health, so the answer is "yes!"
Honoring that expression of spirituality is individually and communally developed, we hold that authentic and healthy humans can respectfully express their belief system without negating another person's traditions or interpretations, so we encourage people to bring their whole selves to this event. If your expression of healthy self includes religion or spiritual reflection, that's an important part of bringing wholeness to your being, and we are here for it.
Also, we have an expectation that all participants will engage in Unconditional Positive Regard for all other humans in the room.