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THE ZEN TEACHER VIRTUAL RETREAT SUMMER 2018

Relaxation. Renewal. Self-Care.


ENROLLMENT CLOSES MIDNIGHT, SUNDAY, JULY 29TH.

The Zen Teacher Virtual Retreat is a 5-week course that will help you reduce your stress, be more mindful, and develop a personalized self-care plan.


TEACHING CAN BE STRESSFUL. . .

BUT NOW THERE'S HELP!

Do you love teaching but find yourself spent and exhausted at the end of the day, semester, or year?

Do you look at the day’s stressors (in and out of the classroom) and wonder how you’ll make it through another meeting? Another stack of ungraded papers? Even one more nasty parent phone call or conference?

The thing is:

You know you love teaching.

REAL teaching.

You love the interaction. The learning. The moment when the light goes on in the mind of a kid who has been struggling and you can see by the light in his eye that he “gets” it.

But then you’re hit with something else that gets in the way of that teaching--another thing to do or another responsibility or another task and you put your head down and power through.

Standardized testing.

PLC responsbilities.

Admin observations.

Lunch duty or dance chaperoning.

And then you find yourself thinking, “how often does the REAL TEACHING happen anymore?”

When that happens, do you ever wonder how you'll ever make it through?

I know I have.

That's why

THE ZEN TEACHER VIRTUAL RETREAT

will help you!

 

ENROLLMENT CLOSES AT MIDNIGHT, SUNDAY, JULY 29TH.



A LITTLE BACK STORY:

I have DEFINITELY felt that way before.

A few years ago, I noticed that many great teachers I knew were melting down, burning out, and in some cases, leaving the profession.

And when I felt myself going down the same road I thought, “I can’t do that. I need to make it to retirement.”

But how?

I thought back to my time as a drama major in college, when the acting teachers talked about relaxation, breathing, meditation, and being in “The Moment.”

I remembered how they talked about something they called “Relaxed Preparedness.”

That’s when you’re calm, but you’re ready to go.

You’re relaxed, but you’re ready to perform.

“That’s what teachers need,” I thought!

And so I started writing about how to reduce stress and improve self-care on my blog, THE ZEN TEACHER, as a reminder for ME!

And it worked!

I'D FOUND A WAY OUT!

But a funny thing happened: I heard back from teachers who read my blog (and later book) that the ideas where helping THEM, too!

And THAT was the best. news. ever.

And now, with The Zen Teacher Virtual Retreat, we can go deeper into all of The Zen Teacher concepts together!



"This book changed my life. Highly recommend."

Kaitlyn D.

4th grade teacher



SO: WHAT DOES THIS RETREAT LOOK LIKE?

This retreat is for the teacher who is tired.

This retreat is for the teacher who has too much to do.

This retreat is for the teacher who is overwhelmed with all. the. things.

This virtual retreat consists of many practical, actionable strategies contained in my Five Step Blueprint called THE ZEN TEACHER.

Much like our recent book study, it takes place in a “Pop Up” Facebook group that will last 5 weeks and be archived at the end of the course.

It will run from Monday, July 30th to Friday, August 31st, 2018.

Clearly we will go MUCH DEEPER than the book study, even though there will similar videos, quotes, and reflective questions.

But you will also receive much more group coaching and personalized attention from me in the form of personal responses to status updates, feedback on your personal self-care plan, and even mini-workshops in concepts such as mindfulness, meditation, gratitude, and your Zen Practice.

Self-Care accountability will also be a key component, meaning everyone in the group will also help you to make sure you’re taking care of YOU.

Since each retreat will have different participants with different needs, I will be tailoring each retreat to the needs of those students at that time!

And for THIS retreat, my hope is that it will help you prepare for the new school year by honing your personalized self-care plan!

One step in The Zen Teacher Blueprint will be covered each week.

Just think of The Zen Teacher Virtual retreat as a 5 Week Spa Day for your Soul!

Your Instructor


Dan  Tricarico
Dan Tricarico

Dan Tricarico has been a high school English teacher for over twenty five years. He is author of The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom (DBC, Inc. 2015) and the teaching methods text You're a Teacher. . .So Act Like One! Improving Your Stage Presence in the Classroom (Writer's Club Press 2002). In his spare time, he enjoys writing fiction, listening to music (especially Roots Rock and The Blues), reading mystery novels, staring out of windows, and watching movies. One of Dan's first loves is writing poetry, and he has published many poems both in print and on-line.




OUR AGENDA:

Week 1: Inviting Possibilities

(It’s all about learning to BE OPEN to what The Universe brings you. . .like this course!)

Week 2: Creating Acceptance

(It's all about Acceptance, Gratitude, Non-judgment, Intuition, Kindness, and Compassion).

Week 3: Practicing Mindfulness

(It's all about how to be present in The Moment and enjoy the world around you)

Week 4: Embracing Self-Care

(It's all about taking care of YOU!)

Week 5: Cultivating Personal Peace

(So you’ve become a flowing fountain of unbelievable serenity.

Now what?)


WHAT RESULTS WILL I SEE?

During this retreat, you will develop:

  • Tools and strategies for “in the moment” responses to things that cause you stress.
  • Skills for recognizing the GOOD things that are happening so that you can appreciate them in real time.
  • A greater sense of personal peace and relaxation that is virtually “on call.”
  • A personalized self-care plan that emphasizes self-care activities that are right for YOU.
 

ENROLLMENT CLOSES MIDNIGHT, SUNDAY, JULY 29TH.

"No lie. You helped me so much through a very rough time in my career."

Jennifer N.

High School Teacher

I will run this retreat a few times a year so that you can go back to teaching with some clear approaches to your own self-care practice.

I want to show you how you can have a better chance to go the distance and find a little more balance both inside and outside the classroom.

So that you can ENJOY teaching again.

Because the truth is: You love teaching.

But the BIGGER truth is: We need you.

If those topics and results speak to you in any way and you sense even a small spark of relief in them, this retreat may be for you.

If the idea of a 5 Week Spa Day for your Soul sounds good to, simply click any "Enroll" button on this page.

But whatever you decide, I hope you will consider taking care of yourself.

Because that’s what matters most.

See you soon?

Dan


*ONLY 30 SPOTS AVAILABLE SO ENROLL SOON.

ENROLLMENT CLOSES MIDNIGHT, SUNDAY, JULY 29TH.

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts on Monday, July 30th and ends on Friday, August 31st. At that point, the group will be archived. All posts, videos, etc., will always be visible, but no one will be able to post after the group has been archived.
How long do I have access to the course?
Again, after the group has been archived, everything will be visible forever, but no more posting will be possible.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I do not want to add to your stress! So if you make it through the first week and decide the retreat is not for you, I will happily refund your money with no questions asked. In other words, there will be no refunds after Friday, August 3rd.

This course is not open for enrollment.