A. TEACHER SELF-CARE CHALLENGE

Teacher Self-care Challenge

Product description:  An on demand (start when you want it to) 7 week virtual self-care training experience for the teachers in your school who want to create a consistent mindfulness / exercise self-care practice. It’s for teachers Pre-K to High School who want to take their self-care habits up to the next level through a pro-active approach to their mental health and well-being. 

Who is this for: Schools who want to invest in a flexible but structured self-paced online course that supports the well-being of the teachers in their school who want to take part in this virtual emotional / physical self-care challenge experience.

Package deal for schools: €197 individual participation fee discounted down to €97 per teacher for a group of 10+ interested teachers in your school. Get in touch at eleni@elenivardaki.com to request a behind-the-scenes preview link of what your school’s private member area would look like. 

B. STUDENT MEDITATIONS RESOURCE FOR SCHOOLS

Positive student mental health tapping meditations for schools

Product description:  A collection of short (5 minute and 10 minute) tapping meditations for High School students with a range of academic-related stress and anxiety challenges high school students experience. The 5 minute meditations are for stress, concentration, and motivation. The 10 minute meditation topics include: tapping away e.g. workload overwhelm, panic, procrastination on starting an assignment, fixed mindset blocks to academic progress, fear of failing an exam. A range of additional 1-2 minute body and breath awareness exercises can be added in to create a bespoke “click and play” resource area that your schools’ teachers can use in class or assemblies, in support of students’ well-being, as well as a 10 minute meditation for concentration.  Students are invited to create their own stress management strategy for studying by practicing the self-soothing and grounding techniques/meditations they found most helpful.

Who is this for: Schools who want to invest in an online self-help resource your staff can use to help them support the academic progress, confidence and well-being of your Grade 9-12 students. Requires that your school have a school counsellor or leader who can lead the introduction of these stress management resources to students.

School packages: Email eleni@elenivardaki.com to request a behind-the-scenes resource preview.

C. BESPOKE BODY-BASED SEL & STRESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR SCHOOLS

I offer schools customized prerecorded stress management videos designed to help your middle and high school students better navigate:

  • academic stress and anxiety negatively affecting / threatening to negatively affect test or exam performance
  • workload overwhelm interfering with study productivity
  • procrastination when faced with difficult tasks, assignments or research papers
  • inconsistent concentration and motivation to get their work done

By learning how to reduce their excess study stress / anxiety in ways that work for them,  students can shift out of their avoidance / ‘flight’ / fear response to the academics. As a result, procrastination goes down, and academic confidence, problem-solving skills and time management skills go up; they move into the front part of their brain, where they can make wiser time management decisions and study more productively. 

I also offer schools bespoke in-person or pre-recorded stress management training for teachers, parents, or students. Formats include: practical in-person experiential workshops, story-telling based sessions/information-based presentations, and pre-recorded video training followed by 30 minute live Q&A online. 

As of March 2022, I’m available for in-person staff/parent training work with schools and universities. 

Get in touch at eleni@elenivardaki.com to schedule a time for us to meet and talk. 

WHAT SCHOOL LEADERS HAVE SAID

"Eleni participated as a keynote speaker in the IB Students Conference, Breaking Horizons, held by Prepas UPAEP. In her talk, she addressed more than 2,000 participants who learned how to manage their emotions and focus their strengths on the challenges involved in the IB programmes. She spoke from her own experience as an IB graduate and provided meaningful advice from her expertise in stress management and academic achievement. Her talk will definitely impact the students’ development."
Fernando Duran
Fernando Durán
Principal, Prepa UPAEP Santiago
"Dealing with students' stress and anxiety is not an easy task. With Eleni's kind guidance and calmness, we learnt new practices that will be helpful for our students and for us, as well. Thank you, Eleni, for providing us with so many useful and easy techniques to develop our students' affective skills. I strongly recommend your sessions for all students' (Prek-Grade 12) and also for teachers' well being."
Elsa Exidaveloni
MYP Coordinator, Anatolia College
"Thank you Eleni for your enthusiasm, professionalism, and warm approach to our students."
Lea Pateras, International School of Athens
Lea Pateras
IB Diploma coordinator / Academic coordinator grade 11-12, International School of Athens
"I want to thank you for the very interesting and useful workshop you offered to our 11th grade students. You were so calm and engaging in your presentation and maintained the kids' attention throughout. I know they have enjoyed it a lot, and I am glad they were engaged and shared their questions with you."
Maria Protopapa
Deputy Director, Head of Center for Counseling & Learning Services, Counseling Psychologist, International School of Athens