Distress is a prevalent and costly problem in today's workplace and about one-third of workers report high levels of stress. Excessive work-related stress can have serious consequences both a behavioural, physical and psychological. Parents’ behaviours, undisciplined students, workplace conflicts and deadlines are all potential causes for distress that teachers shall learn how to manage.
Participants will learn how to identify the sources of stress, how to prevent and cope with stressful experiences and how to support students to deal with stressful situations. Through a practical approach participants will acquire concrete methods and will share best practices that enable them to better manage stress in their job as well as in their personal lives.
This course allows participants to improve their ability to prevent and manage the work-related stress from identifying the sources, to prevent to distress and managing stressful situations. The general aim of this course is to foster excellence in education by empowering teachers, trainers, headmasters and other education staff to improve their stress management skills together with other participants and trainers throughout all Europe gaining as well a broader understanding of education in Europe and exchanging best practices and experiences.
The methodology of the training is based on a combination of three important elements:
- Provision of knowledge required (theory)
- Use of training tools, such as case studies, videos, games, animations & exercises (practice – hands on experience)
- Feedback/reflection (review)
Competences to be acquired by the participant:
- Learn about the dynamics and characteristics of stress, its causes and its effects
- Get an insight into their individual patterns of stress response
- Practice and acquire concrete stress management techniques and tools
- Learn how to apply stress management tools to typical education situations (i.e. parent-teacher relationship, bullying,)
- Learn how to lead simple relaxation and visualization activities to ease students’ anxiety
- Exchange good practices and discuss challenges with fellow colleagues and the course trainers
- Make contacts with individuals and organizations working in the education field in Europe through everyday cooperation and networking activities
- Visit and network with Italian institutions.