CARE for Teachers

Tish Jennings, Christa Turksma

June 18-23, 2017

Sunday-Friday, 5 nights

See below for
accommodation rates.


Program Description

As a teacher, you give so much. Now is the time to take care of you. CARE for Teachers is a unique professional development program that helps you handle the stresses and rediscover the joys of teaching.

Developed by the Garrison Institute to meet the specific needs of K–12 teachers for social and emotional well-being, the tools and resources CARE provides are backed by scientific evidence, proven to reduce stress, prevent burnout, enliven teaching, and help you and your students thrive.

This CARE workshop provides 30 contact hours and a blend of didactic, experiential, and interactive learning processes. Through a variety of enjoyable guided practices and self-assessments, intention setting, reflective writing, small and large group discussions, role plays, and short lectures, you will learn:

  • Emotion skills instruction for building reliance and regulating emotional responses
  • Mindfulness and stress-reduction practices to renew inner strength and balance the demands of your work and personal life
  • Listening and compassion exercises to enhance well-being and promote greater life satisfaction.

In addition to learning lifelong skills for self-care, teachers who return their classroom after participating in the CARE program have greater sensitivity to their students, create classrooms that are more supportive and emotionally positive, and experience enhanced productivity.

Come get the support you deserve and take home a skill set (plus CDs and a workbook) that will enhance your classroom experience—and can be applied to all areas of your life.

Why Attend?

  • Enhance personal well-being and access to energy and inspiration with scientifically proven tools designed especially for teachers.

  • Rediscover the joys of teaching by drawing on simple, powerful practices that will nourish and sustain you in and out of the classroom.

  • Connect with other teachers as you restore, refresh, and rejuvenate in a beautiful and supportive setting where you can regain equilibrium.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    All K-12 teachers welcome

  • Special Interest to


  • Special Details

    Tuition includes a workbook and CDs of guided practices for use at home.

Program Faculty

Tish-whiteTish Jennings

Tish Jennings, an associate professor of elementary education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, is an expert…


christa_turksma-web.300x400Christa Turksma

Christa Turksma is a clinical child psychologist who received her training and advanced academic degree in the Netherlands. Coauthor and codeveloper of…



Accommodations, meals, and campus activities rates, per person, for all program nights:

Pod: $700
Standard single: from $875
Standard double: from $800
Traditional: from $950
Suite: from $1,650

Taxes apply.

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