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The Resilient Educator®

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The Resilient Educator: Skills to Succeed and Flourish in Today's Schools
Professional Development: two-, four- or six hour in-service Stress Management Programs

Heart-Based Education
Have you noticed it takes more energy and stamina to teach successfully today? The Resilient Educator is a highly relevant training program that helps educators boost performance, improve school relationships and strengthen resiliency. Acclaimed by educators for its new ideas and solid foundation in neuroscience, the program's proven techniques are easy to learn and help rekindle educators' motivation and energy, why they went into the profession in the first place and teaches practical, research-based tools and strategies to stop the negative impact of stress – mentally, emotionally and physically. The toll of not being resilient can lead to costly early retirement, lower morale and diminished job satisfaction. New research has found a strong correlation between teacher stress and student test anxiety and between student test anxiety and test scores. To stay in the teaching profession and be effective and resilient in today’s educational climate, educators need new skills and strategies.

Participants learn to:
  • Think more clearly and make smarter decisions, especially under pressure.
  • Improve communication with staff, students and parents, and job satisfaction.
  • Understand the relationship between resiliency and overall health, performance and career longevity.
  • Improve the overall classroom climate and learning environment and create a stronger school culture.
  • Create a follow-up plan of action for implementing what they learned from the workshop.

Why it works
HeartMath's outcomes and organizational benefits are the result of more than 16 years of in-depth scientific research into the physiology of learning and high performance, both for the individual and the organization. Heart-Based Education creates a balanced integration of mental, emotional and physiological factors, thus producing high-performance results. Research has shown emotions are reflected in our heart-rhythm patterns. Negative emotions lead to increased disorder in the nervous system and in the heart's rhythms, which adversely affect our body and health. Conversely, positive feelings increase harmony and coherence in the nervous system, help people recover more quickly from health challenges, and prevent, manage and reverse the negative effects of stress.

The graph below shows how emotions affect our heart-rhythm patterns. The chaotic rhythm associated with frustration and other negative emotions taxes our body and drains our energy. It also adversely affects the brain and our ability to think clearly and make sound decisions. Positive feelings such as appreciation are associated with harmonious and coherent heart rhythms and heart and nervous-system health. They are associated with increased resiliency, energy levels, mental clarity and a wide range of health benefits.

Heart rhythms when stressed
Heart rhythms when stressed
Heart rhythms when feeling a positive emotion
Heart rhythms when feeling a positive emotion

Sustainable, scalable and quantifiable
Proven results: Three months after school administrators and K-12 teachers from a Kentucky school district received training, symptoms of stress had dropped dramatically. Prior to the training, 34% of the participants said they felt exhausted. Three months after the training that number had dropped to 11%. Those who said they felt like quitting their jobs dropped from 21% to 14% during the same three-month period.

Flexible training modes: The Resilient Educator is available in two-, four- and six-hour presentations or during one- to two-hour sessions spread out over several weeks.

2-hour Resilient Educator® Program content includes:
  • What is resiliency? How to build and sustain it
  • How background attitudes affect our feeling and perception
  • What is the essence of stress?
  • Neutralizing stress/daily applications
  • Understanding the physiology of learning and optimal functioning
  • The well-documented benefits of positive emotions
  • The Quick Coherence Technique and applications
  • Demonstration of the emWave® technology
  • Introduction to coherent heart fields and next steps
4-hour Resilient Educator® Program content includes:
  • What is resiliency? How to build and sustain it
  • What is stress? Stressors educators face
  • The role of emotions in performance and health
  • Coherence: Achieving greater resilience and excellence
  • Your emotional landscape
  • Neutralizing stress/daily applications
  • The Neutral Tool
  • Demonstration of the emWave  technology
  • How emotions drive brain activity into chaos or coherence
  • The Freeze-Frame® technique: a problem-solving tool
  • Effective communication and productive working relationships
  • The Effective Communication™ Technique
  • Applications in daily life
  • Introduction to coherent heart fields and next steps
6-hour Resilient Educator® Program content Includes:
  • What is resiliency? How to build and sustain it
  • What is stress? Stressors educators face
  • The role of emotions in performance and health
  • Coherence: Achieving greater resilience and excellence
  • Your emotional landscape
  • Neutralizing stress/daily applications
  • The Neutral Tool
  • Demonstration of the emWave technology
  • How emotions drive brain activity into chaos or coherence
  • The Freeze-Frame® technique: a problem-solving tool
  • Effective communication and productive working relationships
  • The Effective Communication™ Technique
  • Establishing a new baseline of health and well-being
  • The Heart Lock-In® Technique
  • Get Creative
  • Applications in daily life
  • How coherence affects others
CEU's available: 1 or 2 units available for both the four- or six-hour programs.

The Resilient Educator is available either through the Institute of HeartMath, Clemson University in South Carolina or Certified Qualified Instructors.

Click here to contact IHM about this program; Click here to contact Clemson University; Click here for a listing of Certified Qualified Instructors.

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