November Wellness Wednesdays for Educators

Wellness Wednesdays

Join us November 4th, 11th and 18th for Wellness related activities and workshops!

Workshops providing practical and applicable and activities to support the mental and physical wellbeing of educators.

Contact Hours will be provided for workshop participation!

Each Wednesday @

7:15 - 7:30 AM: Quick wellness related activities to start your day focused on mindfulness, meditation or comedy.

12:00 PM: Workshops supporting practical wellness skills and practices, offered by Maine Wellness Practitioners.

3:00 PM: Workshops supporting practical wellness skills and practices, offered by Maine Wellness Practitioners.

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Wednesday November 4th

Check out this article:

Safeguarding the Mental Health of Teachers

Emily Boudreau, December 3, 2019

"Why it's important for teachers — and their schools — to create space to acknowledge and respond to the stress of the job."

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Wednesday November 11th

Check out this article:

Promoting Stress Management and Wellbeing in Educators:Feasibility and Efficacy of a School-Based Yoga and Mindfulness Intervention

Alexis R. Harris, Patricia A. Jennings, Deirdre A. Katz, Rachel M. Abenavoli, Mark T. Greenberg

"...a brief practice format can be feasible and impactful."

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Wednesday November 18th

Check out this Article:

Wellbeing education for educators

Jason Hinze, Darren Morton

"Alarmingly, numerous reports indicate that teachers suffer significant challenges to their wellbeing with up to 30% being affected by burnout and psychological distress (Milatz, Luftenegger, & Schober, 2015), resulting in up to 40% of teachers leaving the profession in under five years of service (Acton & Glasgow, 2015)."