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It's About Balance: Stress-Hardiness, Resilience and Well-being for Educational Leaders (and Students, Too!)

Tim Burns

Educator & Author, Educare
Mr. Tim Burns

Programme: School Leaders' Retreat

Biography
TIM BURNS is an educator and author whose background includes over thirty years of experience as high school teacher, counselor, First Offender Program facilitator, adolescent and family drug-treatment program director, university instructor, and professional development specialist. While serving as program director at St. Vincent Hospital Family Recovery Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he taught for four years as a member of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Institute faculty at the University of New Mexico. In addition he has, since 1986, taught graduate and undergraduate courses for the Division of Extended Studies, Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado. Over the years, Mr Burns has provided keynote addresses, professional development workshops, and given presentations in over three thousand schools, agencies, organizations, and at conferences throughout the US and in nearly two dozen other countries

 
 
Full Day Institute
Title It's About Balance: Stress-Hardiness, Resilience and Well-being for Educational Leaders (and Students, Too!)
Programme School Leaders' Retreat
Days Offered Saturday October 20, 2012 (10:00-17:00) and repeated Sunday October 21, 2012 (10:00-17:00)
Description

Are you finding it harder to keep up with the increasing challenges of being actively engaged in our high-speed world? Feeling more stressed and not quite sure how to get or keep things in balance? In truth, most of us -- and our staff and students - - are these days. And while there are no simplistic answers, there are important adjustments that can be made to enhance one's overall "stress-hardiness." The good news is this: understanding what stress is -- and is not -- along with well-targeted changes, specifically applied, has been shown to produce positive results in stress reduction, leading to greater flow in learning, enhanced peak-performance, and an improvement in overall health and wellbeing.

From a synthesis of research in fields such as stress management, human resiliency, wellness, martial arts, exercise physiology, the brain sciences, neurofeedback, positive psychology, and the science of peak performance, come key principles and useful techniques that can help facilitate a calmer, more energized and balanced approach to living and learning. The workshop provides a framework that includes theory, research and -- most importantly to busy, engaged folks -- practical and effective tools with which to make it immediately applicable.

Objective
  • Participants will be able to understand the basic science of stress and it’s management, use the information in daily life and teach it to staff and students.
  • Participants will be able to incorporate several quick and simple ways to effectively de-stress the brain and balance the autonomic nervous system.
  • Participants will be able to understand, utilize, and employ the single most important predictor of well-being and longevity (you have to come to find out what it is!)
Target Audience School Leaders and Administrators
Conference Material Session Handout
 
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