November 16th, 2021 - 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Tools for Self Care: Inside and Outside the Classroom

Tools for Self Care: Inside and Outside the Classroom with Vanessa De Groot
The ETFO AMDSB Occasional Teachers’ and Teachers’ Local invite you to take time for yourself, add some tools for self care to your toolkit and attend a workshop with the talented Vanessa De Groot from Kind-heARTed Studio.
When you fly on an airplane, the flight attendant instructs you to “put your oxygen mask on first,” before helping others.  Why is this an important rule for ensuring survival?  Because if you run out of oxygen yourself, you can’t help anyone else with their oxygen mask. Or put more simply: if you die, you can’t help anyone else.

This is an important metaphor for those who spend a great deal of their time caring for and teaching others. If you don’t care for yourself, you can experience burnout, stress, fatigue, reduced mental effectiveness, healthy problems, anxiety, frustration, and problems sleeping. 

Vanessa De Groot, will guide you through various activities that will help you identify and name your emotions because when we can “name it, we can tame it”; sensations and where they sit in our bodies; how to cope with those emotions in a healthy way.  The tools she introduces you too can easily be adapted into your classroom setting and used with students of all ages. 

Vanessa De Groot is a Registered Psychotherapist; author; artist; and founder of Kind-heARTed Studio, her private practice and art studio (Stratford, ON). Vanessa uses the creative process to enhance the communication process with her clients. Her professional practice helps women reconnect with their inner wisdom, find their voices, and use them. 

This workshop will take place on Tuesday, November 16 @ 4:30 and last about an hour.  If you are interested please use the following link to register by Friday, November 12th.  The Zoom link for the workshop will be sent out the week of the event.

PL Cancellation Policy
Members who cancel after the workshop registration has closed will need to pay $25 unless there is a waiting list and/or the vacancy is able to be filled.
Money can be sent via the courier or an e-transfer can be arranged.
Members who have an outstanding cancellation fee will have future registrations canceled and will not be allowed to attend workshops until the outstanding fee is paid.
Looking forward to seeing you!

Kim Finlayson                                     Lindsay O’Reilly

PL Chair, President                             PL Chair
ETFO OT Local                                   ETFO Teachers’ Local