Christa Turksma is a clinical child psychologist who received her training and advanced academic degree in the Netherlands. Coauthor and codeveloper of the evidence-based Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE) program, Christa has worked on numerous research and intervention projects that improve the lives of teachers and children.
CARE offers experiences that promote awareness, presence, compassion, reflection, and inspiration—the inner resources needed for teachers to reduce their stress and prevent burnout, and the support students need to flourish socially, emotionally, and academically.
Christa dedicates her time to facilitating CARE workshops and training facilitators in the CARE program throughout the country and abroad. She is also a master trainer of the Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS) program, another evidence-based curriculum that provides children the skills they need to find positive, nonviolent solutions to social problems.
Christa has trained thousands of teachers in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, England, and Australia.
August 4-6, 2017
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December 17-22, 2017
Alok Hsu Kwang-han
Open your eyes to Zen as art and art as Zen. Master calligraphic painter Alok Hsu Kwang-han will show you…
September 24-29, 2017
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January 5-7, 2018
Lizzy Benson, BA | Theresa Vargo, BA
Celebrate and explore your mother-daughter relationship through playfulness, yoga, and communication tools that emphasize transparency and vulnerability in this workshop…