A 10-week program to enhance school and community wellness, starting with the holistic wellness of direct staff
Facilitated by Erica Hutson
Licensed middle grades teacher, school counselor; certified yoga instructor & life coach; approved vendor with Akron Public Schools
Wild, Peaceful & Free was created with the hopes of eventually bringing greater wellness to our schools, beginning with direct staff. If we want to "be the change" we want to see in the world, the change we want to see for students, we have to focus on taking care of ourselves first.
This program is all about teaching teachers, school counselors and other direct staff professionals how to do exactly that. As they live life with increased wellness and self-care, they model to students how they can do the same for themselves.
For the last ten years, I've been able to use my background in education, school counseling and holistic studies to help others connect with the wisdom of their minds, hearts, and bodies so they can create positive change for themselves and their communities.
The Wellness Warriors space is an exciting new frontier. It's a co-created space with the school that caters to the unique needs of your staff. The sessions give staff a place to connect where they wouldn’t in their typical day. It gives them a safe space to decompress, reflect, and recharge—all while learning and sharing. It’s much like the space we hope to cultivate in our classrooms: creative, fun, supportive, challenging, and inspiring.
Keep reading to learn more!
Here's the program overview...
Introduction to Holistic Wellness: Sessions 1-3
High Impact Strategies for Increased Well-Being: Sessions 4-6
Passing on the Good Vibes: Sessions 7-10
Staff is introduced to various foundational wellness practices to boost their mood and well-being. We spend time getting to know one another and building community amongst staff who don't typically get to interact on a day-to-day basis. This foundation is key in co-creating the space to best fit the SEL needs of the participants.
We begin a deeper dive into the mindsets and awareness practices that are most effective in helping staff nurture a positive internal environment, which creates increased optimism, hopefulness and productivity in the external environment.
We explore how staff can take what was learned, continually apply it to their lives and share new learnings with others. We call this "Passing on the Good Vibes."
This workbook can be edited to better meet the needs of your school and staff. Book an appointment below to learn more.
Don't see anything here that works with your schedule? Shoot me an email to find a better day/time: firstname.lastname@example.org; Meetings can be done virtually or in-person.
Program Workbook Sample
100% of regular participants reported that this group had a positive effect on their overall well-being.
87% reported that the sessions helped them better understand their mental and emotional states.
87% reported that these sessions positively impacted their mindsets inside and outside of the classroom.
What People are Saying
"I ENJOYED HOW OPEN AND HONEST EVERYONE WAS. [THIS WAS] A SAFE SPACE."
“I LOVED SEEING COLLEAGUES AND BEING ABLE TO LAUGH AND ENJOY TIME WITH THEM."
“THE STRATEGIES WE'VE LEARNED HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN HELPING ME IN MY LIFE."