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Build your wellness!

Caring For You

Online Workshops Now Available

About

About

Caring For You workshops strive to build self-compassion and self-care. Participants are invited to assess their own well being and make goals and frameworks within which they can begin (or improve) their own individual wellness practice. Since we are all unique individuals, the workshops promote well being in a format and timing that works best for you! A few ways you can get started are:

Building Self Care

This 2 hour introductory session is a great place to begin. Learn about the importance of self care, assess your own wellness, and learn how to create and begin your own wellness journey that you built specifically for you! (workshop available by request)

 

Inspiring Wellness

This full day or half day workshop includes all the content from Building Self Care in a way that is tailored specifically to educators! Full day participants will also learn how to introduce wellness practice to their students.

Creating Community (included in Connections plan)

Once you get started, you don't have to do it alone. Sign up for the Connections plan and learn about ways to keep connected with a community of people who are all working on their own self care!

***It's important that all services offered are accessible to everyone. Please email buildingselfcare@gmail.com to arrange an alternate donation amount if the fee structure does not work for you.

Hello!

Life is challenging for sure! Many of us were taught to cope with life in prescribed ways. I learned at a very early age that, if I could do something, I should! Later, I was so good at doing so much that it became important for me to be efficient in my doing! Take care of it and move on quickly! 

 

For me. I often get to learning / growing / saving myself at the eleventh hour. In 2022, I faced my biggest ‘eleventh hour’ yet! (coming out of a pandemic, struggling with my own family challenges as well as the unrealistic demands of working in education at this time and the psychological toll that took on everyone) I felt my energy depleting while others looked to me for answers! Luckily, I was determined to push through. I just had no idea how I would do this!

 

I am a mom and a teacher. While I have spent over 20 years teaching others, I have also learned so much from my students. My own children are among my biggest teachers. The most important lesson that I learned through my ‘eleventh hour experience’ is that I really need to practice self-care. It literally saved me and I have watched it help others regardless of their life circumstance. This is not a quick fix. There is no magic pill or one size fits all strategy that will take care of it and let us move on efficiently as I always sought to do. Self-care evolves at the pace it needs to which is different for each person of course. It is one of the most important journeys I have experienced. 

 

As a result of my wellness practice work, I have seen improvements in many aspects of my life in areas ranging from emotional to financial and many areas in between. I invite you to join me and give yourself the gift of self-care!

Lisa Barreca, MEd

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"It helps to know what you have to work on to feel happy and healthy"
Grade 2 Student
"I've been on a wellness journey for a while but I love how this program put a much needed structure around it. I feel better equipped to take care of myself"

 Marcea, Toronto

“It's so important to take care of ourselves so that we can take care of others!”

Teacher, North Vancouver

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