We enjoyed a good mindful relaxation practice this morning on Zoom. If you want to join us on a Friday morning for a FREE mindful relaxation practice with fellow dance teachers then leave a comment below and we will send you a link the day before the next session which is Friday 24 April 2020 at 10am (UK time).
Work is taking place on a new short online CPD course for dance teachers: Positive psychology for dance teachers. When this new course is available to book details be will posted on this site. Alternately you can contact us to register your interest in Positive psychology for dance teachers.
Positive psychology for dance teachers
The goal of positive psychology in well-being theory,…is to increase the amount of flourishing …
Seligman M E P (2011) Flourish: A new understanding of Happiness and Well-Being – and how to achieve them London Nicholas Brealey Publishing
…to facilitate the flourishing of each individual dancer by valuing them for what they are as well as what they can do.
Botham S (2000) A Dancer is a Person – poster presentation IADMS Conference, Miami, Florida
Current CPD courses
Current short online CPD courses for dance teachers
During lockdown all the short online CPD courses have adjustments made to the week 3 work to enable courses to be completed without the need to teach a class. An adjusted reflective exercise can be done instead of the usual relfections on the taught class or session.
Following on from the recent test session we are planing to do some more Free Mindful Relaxation sessions for dance teachers during the lockdown period.
Sessions will be once a week on Friday mornings at 10am (UK time) beginning Friday 17 April 2020 until further notice.
Each session is FREE and will be about 30 minutes mindful relaxation and if wanted perhaps a short chat afterwards.
Nourish yourself with a little bit of mindful relaxation. You don’t need to have done any before. It’s about feeling comfortable and doing something for you – sitting or lying down it is up to you.
These online sessions are done via Zoom. To participate we need to email you a link to click on to join the session. The easiest way to do this is if you can leave a comment below on this post and we can send you a link to the email address connected to your comment. The link will be sent out the day before the mindful relaxation session.
We have a small group of dance teachers keen to take this free session with me. The session will take place on Sunday 29 March at 11am (UK, London time). If you wish to join us then please leave a comment either in the previous post or this one so that you can be sent an invitation to the Zoom Meeting. You do not need to have a Zoom account to be able to join the meeting but you will need an invitation.
Please leave your comments by the end of today Saturday 28 March 2020 so invitations can be sent out.
I am looking forward to meeting you and enjoying sharing some mindful relaxation.
If this first session works well I will consider doing more free mindful relaxation sessions during this time of lockdown
With so much change happening in our lives at the moment it can be good to take a few moments to relax and just be. With this in mind I thought that as a fellow dance teacher you may wish to take 20 minutes to join me sometime soon in a mindful relaxation session online.
Do you want to take 20 minutes to relax for free?
Many of you who have worked with me know that I am a big fan of relaxation and mindfulness and incorporate aspects of them in my courses for teachers.