Our Wellness Equity report lays out five findings from the six-month study, and five recommendations for the sector.
Nonprofit Wellness is a social enterprise dedicated to helping schools avoid teacher burnout, and helping nonprofits improve workplace stress.
Tyecia Powell is a veteran educator and Susan Comfort is a nonprofit leader.
Our interactive trainings incorporate brain science, personal stories, and practical, embodied skills for greater resilience. Let's talk about your needs.
We help you build a culture of well-being to combat your school or workplace stress.
Workplace well-being is more than the physical aspects of exercise, nutrition, and rest -- it's also related to mental resilience and team trust.
Being healthy takes both self-care and team-care, but often, world-changers aren't set up for success with either. Let's avoid staff and teacher burnout. Let's talk.
"That was an awesome wellness session! I enjoyed the poll shares and chat shares and it was nice to do breakout groups-- that was way less awkward than a big group." (teacher at DC public charter school)
"This was my favorite of the wellness sessions we've had because it was so specific and helpful in giving concrete strategies. I appreciated the background information on what burn out looks and feels like and the opportunity to assess where we were at." (teacher, DC public charter school)
"They gave us a list of 15 bite size things that I could add to my life to boost my immune system/improve my health that I am excited to implement. I particularly enjoyed the 2 minute meditation that allowed me to be in a space of mindfulness after a long day." (teacher, DC public charter school)
"I thoroughly enjoyed this session because it's imperative to ensure this area of your life is in tip to shape, since it affects how well your performance is in the classroom. You want to be the best you possible every day!" (teacher, DC public charter school)
Check out this pandemic update from Ty-Gab-Sus as we hunker down and churn out new resources for you.
We offer a customized series of workshops for any size team -- all online. We prefer interactive presentations but for public recordings of some of the webinars (which aren't as interactive for privacy reasons), check out our channel:
Nonprofit Wellness is a social enterprise based in the Washington, DC area, dedicated to helping schools and nonprofits resist burnout and retain staff. We are putting the WE back in wellness with a focus on Wellness Equity and Team-care.
We also serve companies, government agencies, retreat planners, conference attendees, really any team of humans who want to resist coronavirus and do their best work together. This all got started when the chaplain at the Pentagon told Susan in 2015, "Adults need recess and brain breaks, too."
We have a "D.C. Nonprofit Wellness Fund" (hosted at the Greater Washington Community Foundation) focused on our programs to: 1) boost nonprofit worker and teacher health, 2) support recruitment, productivity and retention, and 3) build cultures of well-being and teamwork to better support missions and/or students.
If you'd like to contribute a tax-deductible gift to our Fund at the Community Foundation, click the button and choose "Nonprofit Wellness Pilot Fund."
We have a whole YouTube channel with free webinars and workout breaks. Physical wellness will help you resist contracting covid-19. Mental wellness will make you resilient in a turbulent world.
Here, Susan and Mo Abdullah lead a session on microaggressions and how to use the Stressor Scorecard.
In this time of widespread protest and public education about race, it's critical to foster productive discussion of how race and other identities affect our daily lives and how to foster team-care.
“We have a responsibility to do better by people than simply telling them at the point of burnout to go rest and renew and then come back to the same toxicity that depleted them.”
-- from When They Call You a Terrorist, A Black Lives Matter Memoir