CARE for Teachers: Third Annual Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE) Summer Retreat

 A project of the Garrison Institute Initiative on Contemplation and Education

CARE 2009 Summer School participantsOpen to all educators

Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions; it can also be one of the most difficult. Growing demands-from the academic workload to working with students impacted by poverty, violence and divorce-can add up to a highly stressful environment for teachers. Studies show that helping teachers cope with such stress effectively does more than reduce burnout: it allows them to be role models for healthy social and emotional behavior and improves educational outcomes for students.

The Garrison Institute's Initiative on Contemplation and Education offers this innovative training for teachers introducing an evidence-based set of practical skills. These skills will help you reduce stress, improve your mental concentration and emotional awareness and facilitate responsiveness. You will be able to apply these in the classroom so you can consistently be the caring, compassionate teacher you are.

These skills include relaxation, movement, deep listening, emotion-awareness training developed by Paul Ekman, Ph.D., and much more. CARE training has been developed by a team of researchers, educators, psychologists and experts in contemplative practice. CARE training at the summer retreat will be conducted by Patricia Jennings, M.Ed., Ph.D., director of the Garrison Institute’s Initiative on Contemplation and Education and Research Associate with the Prevention Research Center at Penn State University, Richard Brown, founder and chair of Naropa University's Contemplative Education Department and Christa Turksma, psychologist and prevention consultant to Penn State University.

The retreat offers 37 hours of training over five days. Tuition includes training, housing and meals Saturday evening through Thursday afternoon. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for an additional cost.

For more information on the retreat or to register, select Register Now in the menu to the right or call 845-424-4800 x106.


United States
August 14th, 2010 3:00 PM   through   August 19th, 2010 3:00 PM
Phone: 845.424.4800
Open to the public

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