Stress Reduction for those in the Schools/Human Services

  Stress Reduction for those in the Human Services
  9/25/2023 - 11/20/2023
  4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  Delaware EAST, 1st Floor Large Conf Room

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Stress Reduction for those in the Human Services

Are you stressed out?  Is the human services field, working with children and other people, overwhelming for you at times?  Are you experiencing feeliings of exhaustion, decreased motivation, or a hard time either falling asleep or staying asleep?  If so, you're not alone AND research shows that these symptoms can be improved through developing a regular self-care routine.

Beginning this fall, St. Clair County RESA will be launching a new, all encompassing course, in Stress Reduction for those in Human Services.  This course is also know as John Kabat Zinn's, MBSR or Mindful Based Stress Reduction and will focus on developing options for effective self-care routines through Mindfulness, Intentional Breathing or Breathwork, and Gentle Yoga.

Full completion of this course would earn 27 Social Work CE's covering your Pain Management requirement and/or 27 SCECH's for Teachers.

If you are not quite sure this is for you, drop in to one of our 60 minute Introduction sessions to see what this is all about in September of 2023.  Flyers will go out and the dates and times can be found below and on the St Clair County RESA website.

The full 8 week course will launch in October.  See both the Introductory Presentation Dates/Times as well as the Full 8 week Course Date/Times Below.

Several 1 hour Introductions to Stress Reduction Course; an overview of the full 8-week course- decide if the class is right for you?

September 11, 13, 18, 20 from 4:30 to 5:30pm


Stress Reduction for the Human Services, full 8-week Course- this is the course for me, here's what I’ll be learning!

Orientation 9/25 from 4:30 to 6:00pm

Class 5 Monday 10/30 from 4:30 to 7:00pm

Sitting meditation with multiple anchors, and skillful stress responses

Class 1 Monday 10/2 from 4:30 to 7:00pm

Abdominal breathing, introduction to mindful eating, the body scan meditation

Class 6 Monday 11/6 from 4:30 to 7:00pm

Communication styles and habitual patterns of relating, Yoga, and sitting meditations

Class 2 Monday 10/9 from 4:30 to 7:00pm

Perception and creative responding, standing yoga, guided body scan

Class 7 Full Day Retreat- Saturday 11/11 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Introduction to full day self-care retreat

Class 3 Monday 10/16 from 4:30 to 7:00pm

The power of being present, lying down yoga, separating events, from thoughts, feelings, & reactions

Class 8 Monday 11/13 from 4:30 to 7:00pm

Self-efficacy and capability

Class 4 Monday 10/23 from 4:30 to 7:00pm

Standing yoga, sitting meditation, the biology of stress and reactivity versus responding

Class 9 Monday 11/20 from 4:30 to 7:00pm


Developing a self-care routine and next steps


Audience:  Special Education Teachers, Principals, Social Workers, and Administrators
Location:  St. Clair County RESA, Delaware EAST Campus, 1111 Delaware Avenue, Marysville, MI
Trainer:  Joe Zima
Registration:  4:00-4:30pm
Class time:  4:30-7:00pm
SCECH's  are available pending approval.
SSW-CEU's are available pending approval.