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FREE Pre-service Teacher Well-being Program - SATURDAY SESSION

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The University of Queensland

Saint Lucia, QLD 4072

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We know that teaching is a demanding profession, and it is well documented that many teachers experience work-related stress. Mindfulness strategies, gentle physical exercise (stretching) and focused attention meditation is a growing area of research surrounding teacher stress and well-being.

The Pre-service Teacher Well-being Program has been designed to provide simple, effective, evidence-based strategies for promoting well-being. The program focuses on three areas: mental, physical and social well-being. It is based on positive psychology, mindfulness, and yoga-based cognitive therapy.

Venue: St Lucia Campus, room TBC

Sessions: 10:30am - 1pm Saturday 30th June, 7th July and 14th July 2018.

Each session will include relevant theoretical and practical components.The restorative physical exercises are designed to relieve tension and decrease the stress response in the body.

You will be provided with take-home materials to guide your home practice, including meditation tracks and exercise sequences.

The program is part of a research study that aims to determine whether a well-being program will have an impact on the level of perceived stress and mindfulness experienced by university students.

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It is expected that your participation in this program will benefit you directly by providing you with an opportunity to learn basic meditation techniques and physical exercises to reduce the stress response in the body. The techniques you learn can be used as a foundation for your personal well-being routine. Previous studies have found that a short course in mindfulness-based approaches results in an improvement in stress levels, mood and cognitive functioning and memory.

You do not need to have any prior experience in meditation or related health activities to participate in the program. Please register your interest for the program and select a ticket. There is no cost for attending the sessions.

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