Time is tight, a pandemic (still) rages, and your school has to do more for your team's wellness and satisfaction. Is there a way to make wellness sustainable? This program helps you deepen roots so your team can act immediately AND design the program you need for resilient growth in the seasons to come.
This program happens one time per month, plus additional coaching and action in between.
Your duo will leave this program with greater personal wellness, leadership training, organizational plans, and materials to cultivate a wellness team. Tuition: $3,999 per school for two people to attend, virtually.
Habit Change (Personal Stress Prescription)
After just 90 minutes, you can immediately support your team by distributing the Personal Stress Prescription and encouraging self-care commitments. In January, we'll look at the neuroscience of habit change during a wintery pandemic where many of us must make changes both personally and in team management. We'll distribute the first chunk of wellness posters for Immune Boosting and Mindfulness. And we'll do site visits to do a wellness inventory and determine your training needs.
Immune Boosting Choices
It's not enough to stay masked and distanced and vax'd. We must also support our immune systems to prevent infections of corona, cold and flu viruses. We developed lists of 12 natural, cheap, science-backed actions anyone can take to support their physical defenses.
Wellness Equity (Stressor & Resilience Scorecard)
For organizations and schools grappling with DEI, our Scorecard is a personal assessment, measuring the impact of one's identity and circumstances. It can also be a tool for group discussion about "reframing" the stressors of our lives as opportunities for growth.
This month, we will offer an optional circus workshop with visiting juggler and circus yogi Kevin O'Keefe.
Brain Boosters (BINGO)
Taking short breaks throughout the day is key to brain effectiveness, especially in busy schools and nonprofits. Our eight BINGO cards (four in English, four in Spanish) encourage individual quick breaks in a way that harnesses conversation and camaraderie on your team. In April, we will re-distribute 10% ($399) of the tuition BACK to participants/schools to support wellness efforts in planning for next year!
Your Committee & Team Care
Wellness Committee/Team planing for the 2022-23 school year.
Implementing summertime support and other retention tools.
Spring Latin Dance social (in DC / hybrid ?!?!? )
The Personal Stress Prescription is a tool developed for self-reflection OR team discussion. In January we will describe different ways to use this tool, and the neuroscience of habit change. The roots in the background indicate the nourishment our bodies need to thrive.
Here are specific, cheap ways to prevent sickness. We studied 12 science-backed steps to boost our bodies' immune responses to prevent infection from flu, coronavirus, colds, new variants, and bacteria. Your team can use these lists in many ways to spur discussion and healthy habits.
This tool is used as a complement to DEI discussions, or as a stand-alone self-assessment. We all have challenges, and it helps to look at them with a fresh mindset. The Scorecard includes branches, to represent the resilience that can develop when we reframe our stress.
Check our Instagram feed @NonprofitWellness for images and stories of Brain Boost BINGO in a bilingual school in Fall 2021.
Four cards in both languages give a variety of quick breaks throughout the week (when we focus on our senses, it brings us back to the present moment).
All of our resources are available for free on our "Resources" tab; in our trainings you learn how to use them best for YOUR team.
In 2021, we led a Train-the-Trainer program for a cohort of nonprofit and agency leaders in the Mid-Ohio Valley.
"The train-the-trainer program we did with Ty & Susan was a great success! With 11 organizations, we were able to begin the culture shift to one of Team-care based on monthly, science-based Nonprofit Wellness presentation and discussion. We found that these organizations have created time, space and a budget for team wellness activities. It has become part of their regular routine."
- Amy Elliott, PhD, Nonprofits LEAD Director
We love spark*, because it was founded by our friend Gabby and because it focuses on teachers while including everyone! spark offers a variety of live OR recorded class options (HIIT, LIIT, Yoga, Spin, Core, Dance Cardio, and Pilates). Better yet, the diverse group of instructors are cultivating an incredible, growing community of educators across the country.
Glo is an on-demand platform of over 4,000 classes of every length, and some live classes, as well. With some of the globe's leading yoga and meditation teachers, Glo provides 16 styles of high-quality instruction. Badges and streaks and counters help to keep subscribers motivated to keep moving.
All Train-the-Trainer sessions will be virtual (until "Graduation" in May).
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