Presentation Title

Doodling, Dreaming, and Developing: The Role of Self-Care in Leadership

Primary Presenter Brief Bio

Jo Crosby is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Five Stones Counseling in Savannah, Georgia and a member of The American Association of Christian Counselors. Jo combines over twenty years of clinical counseling experience with a love for helping others. She leads workshops and retreats on various topics, helping people build strong relationships with God and each other. As a counselor she has experience in individual, family, marriage, and group counseling. She has extensive training in play therapy, child abuse and neglect, and sexual assault; she has a passion for grief work, relationship issues, and marital therapy. Having worked with children, adolescents, and adults, she brings a unique blend of creativity, insight, and seriousness to her office. This blend and approach is reflected in her teaching. She is published author and the founder of the Wherein the Lilies Grow (WTLG) greeting cards.

Type of Presentation

Workshop

Location

Session One Breakouts: Room 2073

Topic Category

Strand 6: Leadership & Professionalism

Targeted Age Group

Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary/Afterschool, Adult Learners

Targeted Audience

Child Care Center, Directors/Administrators, Early Intervention Providers, After-School Providers, College Faculty/Trainers/TA

Brief Session Description

This fun, interactive workshop will focus on the foundational role of self-care as it relates to professionals in the field of child development. Participants will leave with skills to both refresh and refill.

Full Session Description

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.”

– Anne Lamott

As professionals, we connect with Lamott’s statement; we believe it to be true. Self-care models a healthy approach to daily life; however, we often attempt to prove otherwise by neglecting self-care and foregoing the time necessary to renew. Self-care matters, and it matters beyond self. When we navigate responsibilities from a place of near empty, we fail to give our best, we stymie creativity; we dream less; and we develop unhealthy ruts as opposed to healthy routines. Self-care benefits not only the professional, but also those surrounding the professional including the greater community. The writer, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, stated: “Only love can be divided endlessly, and still not diminish.” Her words resonate. When endlessly divided, many things wither and wane. In personal application, when people feel as though they are endlessly dividing, they can feel withered or diminished. Doodling, Dreaming, and Developing: The Role of Self-Care in Leadership will focus on the foundational role of self-care as it relates to professionals in the field of child development. This is an interactive workshop; participants will leave with skills to both refresh and refill.

Start Date

25-1-2020 10:15 AM

End Date

25-1-2020 11:45 AM

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Jan 25th, 10:15 AM Jan 25th, 11:45 AM

Doodling, Dreaming, and Developing: The Role of Self-Care in Leadership

Session One Breakouts: Room 2073

This fun, interactive workshop will focus on the foundational role of self-care as it relates to professionals in the field of child development. Participants will leave with skills to both refresh and refill.