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Optimizing Your Own Well-Being: In and Out of Classroom

Optimizing Your Own Well-Being: In and Out of Classroom
April 26, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EDT
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In this session, participants will learn how to cultivate and maintain a practice of self-care and gratitude in and out of the classroom, and how to seamlessly weave this practice between their professional and personal lives. We'll explore key research and evidence-based resources for promoting overall well-being and learn which tools can best support your practice. This session will also ensure time for a mindful meditation exercise.

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Saleha is the program manager for the WE Well-being program at WE. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto, where she received a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Masters of Education with Queens University. She has extensive experience working in the mental health field and creating resources to support well-being. She is passionate about empowering youth to become community wellness leaders and bringing practical tools on promoting well-being into classrooms. 

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Leysa Cerswell Kielburger is the co-founder of WE Well-being, a program that empowers people of all ages with educational programs, resources, and opportunities to promote their own mental well-being the well-being of others. Leysa is also a faculty member at the Centre for Mindfulness Studies, where she develops mindfulness-based programs and trains health care practitioners and educators. She has taught and practiced across North America, Asia and Africa.

Leysa has contributed to multiple books and journals, and her PhD dissertation in Clinical Psychology focused on mental health care for underserved and marginalized populations. As part of her work on WE Well-being, Leysa is the author of the Well-being Playbook, a hands on guide of everyday actions to promote positive mental well-being.



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1 Review
A Critical Self-Care Check-In!
I truly enjoyed the session - it covers the 7 Pillars of Self-Care, a relaxing and soothing meditation with a focus on that which brings you joy, and lastly, the Self-Care Check In. I completed the self-care check in with the commitment to emotional self-care - (3 wins for today, journal for 5 minutes), physical: increase your heart rate (dog walking, cross fit,) and take 2 minutes to breathe with awareness, and spiritual featuring a random act of kindness. For the following day, I wrote down three goals and one random act of kindness in my reflection journal to get myself on the road to self-care.
April 26, 2022

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