Highest Degree of Primary Presenter

Doctorate Degree

Presentation Abstract

In an age of high demand and limited resources, exponential information flow through constant connection with technology, sensory overload and high stress, staff and caregiver burnout is increasing. More educators are leaving the field, and teacher retention is a significant challenge. In order to be positive in our intervention, it is critical for educators, therapists, administrators, parents and caregivers to recognize symptoms of fatigue and burnout, renew our own source of positive energy and be fully present in our work. This presentation will provide information on recognizing symptoms of burnout in self and others. Participants will engage in active learning stations involving creativity, sensory and mindfulness practices, including the creation of mandalas, the use of massage, and the practice of gratitude.

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The Lights are Out and Nobody's Home - Renewing Positive Energy and Becoming Fully Present

In an age of high demand and limited resources, exponential information flow through constant connection with technology, sensory overload and high stress, staff and caregiver burnout is increasing. More educators are leaving the field, and teacher retention is a significant challenge. In order to be positive in our intervention, it is critical for educators, therapists, administrators, parents and caregivers to recognize symptoms of fatigue and burnout, renew our own source of positive energy and be fully present in our work. This presentation will provide information on recognizing symptoms of burnout in self and others. Participants will engage in active learning stations involving creativity, sensory and mindfulness practices, including the creation of mandalas, the use of massage, and the practice of gratitude.