Wellbeing for Educators & Social Workers

Description:  The seminar is a result of the findings of the Grundtvig multilateral project “Skills for True Wellbeing”. The contents and methods have been piloted by 7 organisations in 6 countries and have proven to be beneficial for developing skills that have positive impact on the level of wellbeing of the participants.
The seminar is centered on two main topics: “healthy self” and “healthy relationships” and corresponding sets of skills: 1) stress management and 2) communication as a foundation for enhancing wellbeing in educators.


European School Education Platform
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Dates and Locations
This is the on-demand training course, thus no course sessions are scheduled.

If you have a group of 6 staff members or more, we can organise training at any convenient dates.

Daily Programme

  • Introduction and course overview
  • Ice breaking
  • Individual expectations
  • Discussion on what is “True Wellbeing”
  • Let’s talk about stress
  • Definitions
  • Understanding the stress response (fight/flight versus prolonged stress)
  • Physical, emotional, mental and behavioural symptoms of stress
  • Relation between our thinking and stress
  • Effective and ineffective ways of dealing with stress
  • Stress at workplace - prevention is better than treatment
  • Relaxation exercises that help to manage stress effectively– part 1
  • Reflections of the day, discussion


  • Effects of stress in educational setting
  • Assessing your personal stress triggers
  • Changing not resourceful strategies
  • Practical exercises for handling challenging situations-role play
  • Self-talk awareness
  • Relaxation exercises - part 2
  • Reflections of the day, discussion


  • The impact of emotions on teaching and learning ability
  • Tools for dealing with disturbing emotions
  • How can I be more mindful and resourceful in the classroom? – action plan
  • Introduction to the subject of interpersonal communication and relationships
  • How our perceptions influence our communication
  • Reflections of the day, discussion


  • Non-verbal cues in communication – self-awareness and understanding others
  • Feedback – how to give it so they want to receive it and how to receive it as a gift
  • Public speaking essentials
  • Reflections of the day, discussion

Friday (half-day seminar)

  • Public speaking – practical exercises
  • The art of listening – “Listening to ignite not to reply”
  • Let’s talk about relationships
  • What do you know about relationships?
  • What stops us from relating in a satisfying way?
  • What makes relationships work?
  • Assertiveness – an essential element of satisfying relationships
  • Summary and course evaluation
  • Cultural excursion in local area
Competences Acquired by Participants
The seminar will provide theory necessary to understand the nature of stress as well as practical tools for managing stress and difficult emotions. The course will also provide simple models that can help to expand the participant’s understanding of communication process as well as enhance their understanding of healthy relationships. They will also receive practical tools useful in managing their professional and personal communication. Specific objectives of seminar are:

  • Provide the participants with practical tools for dealing with stress
  • Prevent burn-out syndrome in educators
  • Enhance emotional self-awareness
  • Introduce practical tools for coping with difficult emotions
  • Help the participants to identify their stress triggers and emotional triggers at work context and come up with new, more resourceful strategies
Type of Certification of Attendance Awarded
  • Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
  • Europass mobility certificates – to be issued by the applicant’s NA
Course Packages
  1. Please note that ‘All in one – single room’ and ‘All in one – double room’ packages are being offered in all locations except London, Dublin, Barcelona, Athens, Porto, Lyon, Split and Pisa, where we have only the ‘Basic’ course package.       1. ‘ALL IN ONE – Single room’ PACKAGE - 1240€
    • Tuition fee and training material
    • Certificate of Competence
    • Welcome dinner
    • Accommodation in a Single room in a 3 or 4-star hotel (6 nights)
    • Full Board (5 days)
    • Administration costs
    • Coffee Breaks
    • Cultural visit

          2. ‘ALL IN ONE – Double Room Sharing’ PACKAGE- 1040€

    • Tuition fee and training material
    • Certificate of Competence
    • Welcome dinner
    • Accommodation - double room sharing in a 3 or 4-star hotel (6 nights)
    • Full Board (5 days)
    • Administration costs
    • Coffee Breaks
    • Cultural visit

    *Choose double room sharing if you are 2 colleagues from the same organisation willing to share a double room/ or if you have any accompanying person travelling to the venue of the course together with you (we can arrange the accommodation for accompanying persons as well).

           3. ‘BASIC’ course PACKAGE - 450€

    • Tuition fee and training material
    • Certificate of Competence
    • Welcome dinner
    • Administration costs
    • Coffee Breaks
    • Cultural visit

    Note: separate invoices for the training fee only (400 EUR) can be issued upon request from the organisation.

    DOREA as well offers group discounts in the case of 7 or more persons from the same organisation.




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