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Cultivating the Power of Gratitude and Self-Compassion

Online Wednesday December 7, 2022 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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For many, doing is more automatic than just being. This event is an opportunity to invite yourself to relax, just as you are, through a no-pressure evening where you can have your camera on or off. The intention is for you to take this time to receive some peace and quiet, in the community of your peers, after a year of caring for children, loved ones and colleagues; this is a time for you to offload, and unwind in the moment. 

You will learn mindfulness fundamentals of why and how to regulate your nervous system so that you can deal with stress in, and outside of the classroom. This will include ways to use the breath, how to tone the vagus nerve and cultivate the power of gratitude and self-compassion. 

Gina and Lyn are pleased to offer this evening of gratitude and will provide a safe and nurturing space with ample opportunities for participants to share favourite ways to de-stress and be in community, as well as treat you to calming somatic experiences and meditations throughout the evening. 

Living Inquiries:

  • Well-being and belonging

Pathways:

  • Joy in relationships with people, place, materials and ideas.

  • Emotions, thoughts, and views

  • Safety and respect.

Suitable for students, parents, intermediate and experienced early care and learning professionals working with children of all ages, from infants/toddlers to school age children, including children with extra support needs.

Facilitator(s): Gina Miller & Lyn Sakari

Gina is an artist, mother of three, certified meditation teacher and group facilitator working in the field of addiction and emotional wellness for Fraser Health Authority. She is passionate about helping others to see and use their own strengths to live purposefully. 

Lyn is a licensed Early Childhood Educator with twenty years experience working in the field in a variety of settings including preschool, child care and StrongStart. She became a certified meditation teacher in 2018 after a decade of her own practice. Now she is ecstatic about combining her two passions, sharing mindfulness practices with children and those that love and care for them. 

  1. Requests for cancellations must be received at least 3 business days prior to the workshop/course date to get a refund, minus any Administration Fees.
  2. All refunds are subject to a $10 Administration Fee, except for workshops/courses that are $100 or more, which have a $25 Administration Fee.
  3. No monies will be refunded or credits offered once the workshop/course starts, or if it’s missed.
  4. Westcoast may cancel a workshop/course at any time. Registrants will be notified and receive a full refund.
  5. If a class is missed, registrants forfeit their fee and there will be no refund or credit.

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  1. It is the participants’ responsibility to read the workshop/course description and objectives and make sure the training selected is suitable for their learning needs.
  2. Only Vancouver CCRR Registered LNRs or Vancouver Licensed Family Child Care Providers qualify to pay the FCC Fee and will need to state this when they create their account on our website and be approved for this access. When you are an approved CCRR Registered LNR or Vancouver Licensed Family Child Care Provider, these reduced fees will automatically be applied to your registration for all applicable workshops.
  3. Participants must be 19 years of age to work with children.
  4. Minimum Grade 8 high-school English understanding, written and oral skills or equivalent are necessary to actively participate in class.
  5. Participants must stay for the full workshop/course to receive a certificate.
  6. Doors close 15 minutes after start time in respect to the presenter and participants.
  7. We are unable to accommodate children during workshop/course time. Please make childcare arrangements.
  8. Payment must be made at the time of registration to confirm a seat.
  9. Receipts are available on your account at wccrc.ca/login
  10. Handouts (if any) are sent by email.
  11. Certificates can be reprinted or downloaded from your account at any time after you complete the full workshop or course.
  12. Everyone in the class must abide by the Classroom Code of Conduct.
  13. These are non-credit workshops/courses, meaning they cannot be applied towards the completion of a university or college certificate, diploma or degree.
  14. If you have questions about a certificate being accepted by the ECE Registry, please contact them at 1-888-338-6622 or look on their website here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/early-learning/teach/training-and-professional-development/become-an-early-childhood-educator/renew-maintain-ece-certification

By registering for a workshop / course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with these policies.

We are all guests in the training room. In an effort to maintain a safe and welcoming environment, we ask that we follow these guidelines:

  1. Respect people’s choices, experiences and feelings.
  2. One person speaks at a time.
  3. Participate actively by including your voice and make space for other voices to be heard.
  4. Respect confidentiality, what is said in the group, stays in the group. Speak in private with the instructor if necessary.
  5. Assume the best intent. This is a space to learn and sometimes that means making mistakes.
  6. Take care of yourself, whatever that may look like.
  7. Mute your microphone to reduce background noise and unmute it for group discussions, to comment or ask questions.

By registering for a workshop / course participants declare they have read, understood and agree with these policies.

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In keeping with our eco-conscious goal of reducing paper use, handouts, resources and certificates will be sent by email. In this way, participants will have a resource that can be saved and viewed across various devices, shared and printed anytime.

We may take some photographs (including a Zoom group picture) during workshops/courses with the purpose of promoting our training. By registering you consent to allow us or others attending to take your photograph. If it’s okay with the facilitator, you may photograph materials, slides, books, etc., but not film the workshop.

Early Childhood Educators (ECEs) require a minimum of 40 hours of professional development to renew a certificate to practice. Select topics you would like to expand on or that you’re passionate about.

Registered Family Child Care Providers (RLNR) are required to complete at least 4 hours of professional development before their annual renewal date.

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Professional Development Team
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre
pro-d@wstcoast.org
604-709-5661 EXT 221