Training Title: P.O.W.E.R. ~ Path of Wellness, Environment, and Relationships
Date/Time: Saturday, November 2nd
Location: Johnson, Vermont
To register, contact: Suzanne Lague – firstname.lastname@example.org
Workshop Description: As child care providers it is easy to feel like we are giving away our power and begin to feel burned out. We will will practice recognizing and addressing issues related to vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue. We will explore the eight domains of wellness and determine which areas in their life they need to add focus and attention. We will discuss ways to improve the environments that we live, work, and socialize that align with our core values. We will brainstorm how to develop nurturing and supportive relationships as a way to build support one another. Throughout the session participants will hear inspiring stories of growth and transformation that others have found on their own path back to reclaiming their inner power.
Participants will practice recognizing and addressing issues related to vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue.
Participants will explore the eight domains of wellness and determine which areas in their life they need to add focus and attention as a powerful way to develop meaning self-care routines.
Participants will discuss ways to improve the environments that we live, work, and socialize to align with our core values. Journal prompts and guidance on how to begin a Reflective Practice will help providers become intentional in how they create safe, nurturing learning and work environments.
Participants will brainstorm how to develop nurturing and supportive relationships with other child care providers as a powerful way to find support in the field with their professional support team.
Bio for Presenter:
April Zajko, M.Ed. began her career as a massage therapist and yoga instructor. While earning her bachelor’s degree in Psychology, April began to lead women’s retreats and stress management seminars at a holistic health center in Delaware. Once April earned her Master’s Degree in Education, she began to weave her holistic minded approach into her work with young children and with her adult learners. Currently, April teaches early childhood courses for the Community College of Vermont and leads professional development for child care providers around the state of Vermont. April graduated from the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification program at the Sivanada Yoga Center in Val Morin, Quebec in 1996 and earned a second 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification from the Heart Space Yoga Studio in St. Johnsbury in March 2019. April is also an October 2019 graduate of the Snelling Center for Government’s Early Childhood Leadership Institute. April embraces the value reclaiming our personal power, both as we advocate on behalf of children while simultaneously learning how to take good care of ourselves. Through self-care and professional support teams our joy and longevity in the field of Early Childhood Education will be persevered.