Why bring Emotional Fitness® into the education system?
Elevate Emotional Acuity in the Classroom and Beyond
The Emotional Fitness® Education Facilitator training, totaling 180 hours, immerses educators in the transformative processes of Emotional Fitness®—conceived by Warren Redman, a respected psychotherapist with over 35 years of experience. Alongside, participants acquire actionable Mindfit4life™ strategies designed for the unique challenges of educational settings. Delve into the wisdom of 'The 9 Steps to Emotional Fitness®', a groundbreaking resource that garnered the 2004 Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Award. This curriculum offers a toolbox of techniques to bolster emotional fortitude and mental well-being. Interactive sessions guide educators in seamlessly integrating Emotional Fitness® into their daily pedagogical routines. It delves deep into pivotal topics: stress navigation, mindful teaching, emotional calibration, and the nuanced art of power listening. On completing this course, educators are better equipped to recognize their emotional triggers, and they navigate classroom challenges with heightened resilience. Ultimately, this training fosters an education ecosystem marked by positivity, collaboration, enriched engagement, and collective satisfaction.
Building Emotionally Resilient Educational Teams
Alongside the core Emotional Fitness® training, educators delve into the Mindfit4life™ module, tailored to fortify the emotional scaffolding of school staff and teams. Central to Mindfit4life™ is cultivating mindfulness, emotional health, and resilience, crucial in navigating classroom dynamics and administrative intricacies. Implementing both Mindfit4life™ and Emotional Fitness® in schools translates to enhanced academic productivity, refined communication, and a noticeable reduction in staff burnout. Educators become adept at regulating emotions, making insightful decisions, and fostering a proactive mindset—all of which amplify team synergy and create a conducive learning environment. More than just classroom tools, these strategies are adaptable across sectors—from academic councils to administrative offices. By championing emotional fitness, educational institutions become hotbeds of positivity and inclusion, fostering authentic educator-student rapport. Furthermore, this approach offers a strategic shield against burnout, paving the way for a gratifying educational career.
Upcoming 2023 COHORT STARTS IN OCTOBER
180hr Education Facilitator Training Program
Who can attend: Educators, Admin, District Staff and all other Professionals
What: Combined Training Course (Emotional Fitness® Certification & Mindfit4life™ in the Workplace)
When: Starts October 2023
Registration Deadline: September 30, 2023
Where: Face to Face Virtual Training
Investment: $2995 + HST (2023 Cohort Special - Save $980 - Actual Cost $3975 +HST)
Time lot: 15-18hrs/monthly
Program dates: see calendar (some may be adjusted by participants during Group Contract)
Experience the 9 Steps of Emotional Fitness for yourself. It is transformational and far reaching into the home, work and leisure life. See changes occur in the youth you teach, your colleagues and your loved ones when you offer power listening with intention. Become one of many educators who are creating a tidal wave by bringing effective health & wellness strategies into their classrooms and schools. Limited Seats! Register Today to Secure Your Spot!
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Introduction & Ongoing Learning
• Listening Contracts: Clear rules for respectful communication.
• Process Analyses: Self-awareness and personal growth.
• Personalization vs. Projecting: Better understanding and empathy.
• Avoiding Advice & Judgment: Safe space for open sharing.
• Selflessness in Facilitating: Amplified speaker focus.
• Group Practice: Confident group management skills.
• Observation Reports: Enhanced accountability and insights.
• Subject-EFit Connections: Real-world emotional fitness integration.
• 'Art of Facilitation': Dynamic and relevant engagement.
• Adaptation to Needs: Tailored, impactful interactions.
• Classroom or Facilitator Use: Practical application and impact.
Listening Power - Foundation
• Better Listening: Empower conversations with active listening skills using a specific structure, empowering the individual to connect to the inner wisdom within.
• Listening Contract: Establish respectful communication dynamics.
• Attentive Hearing: Uncover the hidden message and pinpoint the issue, problem, or situation seeking understanding and resolution.
• Clear Understanding: Guarantee precise comprehension for both the speaker and the listener.
• Acceptance & Summarization: Validate and capture essence.
• Guided Response: Foster their meaningful actions.
• Listening Power: Empowers you & others to truly connect, understand, and discover meaningful solutions, fostering a deeper and more effective impact.
Learning From Experiences
• Structured Reflection: Provides a clear framework for deep analysis and understanding of experiences.
• Comprehensive Exploration: Covers a wide range of life aspects, promoting holistic self-awareness. Investigating various experiences in work, leisure, education, relationships, and life events.
• Clarity in Expression: Helps individuals articulate and clarify their experiences for better understanding by describing, clarifying, and summarizing personal encounters.
• Empowering Insights: Facilitates the discovery of valuable insights, taking ownership, validating personal growth, and achievement through personal experiences.
•Learning From Experiences: Fosters growth, resilience, and informed decision-making, while enhancing self-awareness and strengthening relationships.
LifeScale - Focus Scales
• Insightful Scales: Acquiring fresh perspectives via the satisfaction vs. frustration scale.
• Emotional Balance: Attaining improved emotional equilibrium using the Lifescale tool. • Satisfaction Exploration: Delving into indicators like pleasure, purpose, place, power, and peace.
• Frustration Analysis: Investigating indicators such as pain, problems, prejudice, poverty, and pressure.
• Tailored Adjustment: Customizing the scale for work, life, relationships, teaching, and more to meet specific needs.
• LifeScale: Brings enhanced self-awareness, emotional balance, priority identification, empowered decision-making, and strengthened relationships through structured conversations about personal satisfaction and frustrations.
180hr Emotional Fitness® & Mindfit4Life™ Course Outline
• Interactive Reflection: Engaging in active self-reflection for personal growth and well-being.
• Structured Time Capsule: Utilizing the Time Capsule tool to capture insights and goals.
• Enhanced Self-Understanding: Gaining deeper insights into oneself through guided reflection.
• Effective Goal Setting: Setting and tracking goals with a tangible and visual tool.
• Sustainable Growth: Fostering consistent personal development through regular reflection.
•Discovering Inner Bonds: The Time Capsule isn't just about goals; it's a special bridge that connects your past, present, and future selves. By revisiting memories and dreams from these different times in your life, you get to understand your journey better and bring wisdom to your choices today. This heartfelt reflection brings healing, purpose, and a stronger bond to your life's story.
Group Dialogue-Support Dialogue
• Fostering Stronger Connections: Using Group Dialogue's structure to create better interactions and mutual support.
• Unlocking Benefits: Unveiling the perks including improved understanding, communication, problem-solving, listening skills, decision making, emotional intelligence, sharing ideas, peer support, team cohesion, and taking ownership of actions.
• Sharing Wisdom, Gently: Tapping into the power of sharing and receiving wisdom from others without any judgment, criticism, advice, or suggestions.
• Practical Applications: Learning how to weave Group Dialogue into classrooms, workplace and issue-solving for a more engaged and collaborative environment.
•Group Dialogue Strengthens connections, sparks understanding, and solves problems together. It's about listening, sharing, and growing as a team. It's where wisdom flows, relationships flourish, and solutions sprout.
DreamTime - That Which I Am
• Setting the stage with intention and clarity: It's about making a personal commitment to explore and honor the dreamscape.
• Art of Dream Mapping: Sketching out 3-6 pivotal moments or elements of the dream, laying the foundation for deeper exploration. By numbering them in sequence, we can see the dream's progression and understand its narrative.
• Diving Deep with Personification: Crafting a descriptive paragraph for each dream segment. This approach allows us to personify and connect more deeply with dream components. Using "I", "my", and "me" creates a profound bond with these elements.
• Clarifying and Personalizing: Embracing the dream's messages more wholly by adjusting and personalizing the narrative.
• Narrating the Dream's Symphony: Presenting the refined dream sequence in order, sharing its essence, and giving voice to subconscious revelations.
• Dream Insights: Concluding with an action plan drawn from the dream’s wisdom.
StoryTelling - Reflections
• Object-Persona Fusion: Start by selecting an object that resonates. Pen down a vibrant personification story or description, breathing life into the inanimate and unlocking its tales.
• Echoes of Meaning: Share the penned story. As you read it aloud, the group offers clarification questions to help uncover the deeper meanings layered within.
• A Dip into Childhood: Revisit a memory from the early days. Recount this experience, but with a twist - write the tale in the present tense, making the past vividly come alive in the now.
• Past in the Present: Share the reimagined childhood memory out loud, immersing listeners in your world. Dive into its depths, and with the help of the group, summarize the profound meanings hidden in its folds.
• Intertwined Narratives: Overlay the object's story with your childhood memory. Unearth the parallels, contrasts, and nuances. This introspection culminates in personal revelations and insights, setting the stage for a well-charted action plan.
• Journey to Center: Begin with an invitation to find stillness. As you draw each breath, let go of external distractions and anchor your focus inwards, preparing for the mirrored exploration.
• Reflective Dialogue: Face the mirror. Lock eyes with the self. Initiate a raw, real conversation using the trinity of pronouns: <I>, <YOU>, <WE>. Speak from the heart, addressing the present moment, and let vulnerability and truth guide the conversation.
• Revelations in Reflection: Open to receiving clarifying questions coming out of the heart-to-heart mirrored conversation. Unveil discoveries made, and the insights gleaned for a deeper self-awareness and understanding.
• Crystalizing Insights: Take a moment to pen down a comprehensive summary of the mirror dialogue. Delve into its depths to discern personal implications, and chart out a potential action plan drawn from the reflections.
• Mirror Insights in Open Air: Present the write-up and share the envisioned action plan, the insights, and invite feedback.
• Treasures with Tales: Dive into your repository of cherished items. Whether it's a memento passed down generations, a keepsake from a dear one, or a trinket from your travels, ensure its narrative intertwines with yours.
• Narrate its Worth: Stand with your chosen item and unveil its story. Share its significance, recount the memories it stirs, and the emotions it evokes in your heart.
• Unearthing Deeper Layers: Open the floor to clarifying questions, inviting others to help you delve deeper into the item's tale and its reflection on your life's journey.
• Connective Threads: Pen down the intertwined story of your chosen object and your personal development. Map out how this relic has influenced, inspired, or been a silent witness to your growth.
• Gifts of Affirmation: Absorb the affirmations, feedback, and verbal love gifts from peers and your instructor.
• End of a Chapter, Not the Story: While "Connections" marks the culmination of the nine steps of Inner Balancing, it's merely a launchpad. The voyage of self-discovery is infinite.
• Inward Dive: Begin with grounding yourself. Center and relax by focusing on each inhalation and exhalation.
• Embark on the Inner Voyage: Visualize a mental backpack, filling it with your worries, doubts, and stresses. With this weight, venture on a richly detailed inner expedition, guided by the soothing words of the facilitator.
• Meeting the Enigmatic Sage: At the beach's horizon, a distant silhouette beckons. As you draw near, the figure radiates an aura of unmatched wisdom, peace, and serenity. In this sanctum of the soul, you eventually discern this enlightened being - its identity a secret known only to your heart.
• Dialogue with the Divine: The sanctity of the space grants you a chance to ask two profound questions.
• Return and Resolve: Tracing your steps back to the backpack, you face a pivotal choice: pick up the burdens again or leave them behind, unburdened by past weights.
• Emergence & Enlightenment: With newfound wisdom, you pen down the revelations and chart your path forward with a clarified vision.
Conclusion - Portfolios
• Facilitation Mastery:
Hone your skills through in-training peer listening and independent facilitation practices
Showcase your expertise via a portfolio presentation, adhering to Emotional Fitness Institute's licensing protocols
• Mindfit4Life™ Integration:
Learn powerful yet straightforward Mindfit4Life™ techniques that fortify self-care, emotional health, interpersonal connections, physiological wellness, and intellectual growth
• Broadening the Horizon:
Explore ways to infuse Mindfit4Life™ & Emotional Fitness® in various settings: workplaces, schools, and communities
Post-training, keep the discovery journey alive and thriving
Guest experts elucidate the importance of carrying Emotional Fitness® into diverse life spheres
• Guidance & Group Sessions:
Deepen your insights with Emotional Fitness® facilitators through mentoring and group interactions
• Group Dialogue & Problem-Solving:
Engage in resolving issues, enhancing collaboration, and promoting emotional well-being
• Real-World Practicum:
Apply your Emotional Fitness® and Mindfit4Life™ skills in the workplace or the classroom
Practice an Emotional Fitness cross-curricular session
Personal Observation Reports (POR), embracing 'Learning From Experiences' for a holistic analysis.
Sign up! Become a Licensed Emotional Fitness® Education Facilitator
Starting October 2023
180hrs Special Combined Program: Emotional Fitness® & Mindfit4Life™
Investment: $2995+HST ( Save $980 - 2023 Cohort )