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90-Minute "Experiential" Wellness Workshops
Julia Richter, Founder of the C.A.R.E.S. Coaching Program and Certified Choose Love Trainer, brings her expertise in SEL coaching and passion for the Choose Love For Schools™ program to your team through energizing and interactive ZOOM professional development workshops.
Love is at the core of our social emotional programming, for we are ALL connected in the want and need to love and be loved. Just think of how our schools, communities, businesses, homes, workplaces and WORLD would flourish if we could all change an angry thought to a loving thought, and fear less to love more?
These creative, engaging and dynamic Choose Love C.A.R.E.S. workshops are designed to:
- Generate fun and connection through shared learning and community building
- Develop a holistic understanding of social emotional learning with the “self” in the center
- Enhance personal mental well-being and professional sustainability through mindfulness/mental fitness and Choose Love SEL practices
- Learn foundations to integrate Choose Love SEL practices into your personal and professional life to cultivate a positive, healthy, mental and emotional state of being in order to live and lead with love.
The workshops focus on “loving” yourself FIRST; to help fill YOUR cup and grow greater awareness around social emotional learning so you feel more confident and equipped to integrate essential SEL practices within your school and personal life. Attendees will familiarize themselves with Choose Love Programming by engaging in FUN, interactive, wellness and self-care practices to learn mindfulness/mental fitness and SEL skills and tools to cultivate a positive, healthy mental well being, and in turn, better support the needs of others.
Integration of the Choose Love Formula™; Courage + Gratitude + Forgiveness + Compassion in action, and supplemental resources; Character Education, Post Traumatic Growth, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, Growth Mindset, and Neuroscience, will help to provide tools and knowledge to help manage emotions, to be resilient in the face of adversity, to make positive choices, and to cultivate authentic connections with others.
We have created a convenient, modular workshop series to give you the flexibility you need that suits your timeframe and budget.
Individual Workshop Modules
SELf Care for Leaders and Educators
School leaders and educators will engage in this interactive wellness, self-care workshop to learn mental fitness practices and SEL skills and strategies from Choose Love Movement. Integration of supplemental resources; Post Traumatic Growth, Mindfulness, Growth Mindset, Positive Intelligence, and Neuroscience will help to cultivate positive, healthy mindsets in school leaders and educators FIRST so they can fill their cup, embrace Choose Love programming, unite greater as a staff, enhance their personal well-being and better support the needs of their students.
Foundations in Choosing Love
This “experiential” workshop will focus on integrating lessons from the Choose Love Formula that are based on the profound result of practicing the character values inherent in “Nurturing Healing Love,” which are: Courage + Gratitude + Forgiveness + Compassion in Action. When practiced together, they strengthen the health and resilience of individuals, improve the community and culture of groups and promote a safer, more peaceful and loving school environment and world.
Choose Love Master Class Series
Nurture and support the wellbeing of your school staff while being guided through a master exploration of principles, practices and implementation ideas for each of the Choose Love Formula character pillars.
Courage is the foundation for the other values: it takes Courage to practice Choosing Love. Courage is the ability and willingness to work through obstacles despite feeling embarrassed, reluctant, or uncertain. In this workshop, attendees will “step outside their comfort zone” and experience lessons from the courage unit that will empower attendees to make good choices with everyday challenges, and build levels of confidence, trust and leadership.
Gratitude is mindful thankfulness even when things are challenging. Practicing gratitude releases dopamine to strengthen the immune system, increase self-esteem, improve productivity, and helps to make us kinder, happier people. In this workshop, participants will experience the emotional, social and personal benefits of practicing gratitude, and will learn to improve mental well being by replacing an angry thought with a grateful thought.
When we do not have control, we feel anxious, frustrated, and angry. Forgiveness is taking your personal power back, and taking control back over the situation, as it cuts the cord that attaches us to pain. In this workshop, participants will experience healing strategies to improve relationships, reduce anxiety and stress, increase self-esteem, strengthen their immune system, and reduce the risk of depression.
Compassion is understanding the needs and/or suffering of another, and action is doing something to help someone in need. “Compassion in Action” releases “feel-good” chemicals in our brain to promote happiness, health and well-being, reduces stress, increases self-confidence, and supports physical and emotional pain management, while giving us a sense of purpose. In this workshop participants will experience compassionate actions that promote connection, cooperation and social relationship skills.
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Certified Choose Love SEL Trainer
Julia Richter grew up in Kenosha, WI. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she majored in Elementary Education and minored in Dance. After 7 years of teaching 4th grade in inner city Kenosha, WI, she went on to receive her Masters degree; “Integrating the Arts in Education” from Lesley University and taught 11 years as a teaching artist for a nonprofit where she taught arts-based programming into the inner city elementary schools of Milwaukee, WI to help cultivate strong, authentic, working relationships between students and staff, and build levels of love, trust, integrity, respect, and confidence through art and dance.
Julia became a certified Growth Coach through Lifeforming Leadership Coaching and received her certification in Mindfulness & Social Emotional Learning and Positive Intelligence. She learned so much about herself and how to better manage stress and pain through mindfulness practices and social emotional learning, and so it became part of her calling and mission to help coach these essential practices and strategies with school leaders and educators, so they can fill their buckets to turn around and better serve the needs of their students, while being proactive in providing tools and skills to manage emotions, to be resilient in the face of adversity, to make positive choices, and to have meaningful relationships with fellow co-workers and students.
Julia took her experiences of teaching, coaching and social emotional learning to create the “CARES” Coaching Program for Schools. In “Cultivating Authentic Relationships in Education System,” Julia coaches creative strategies and social emotional learning practices to unite and empower ALL school staff AND students in becoming the best versions of themselves, and to cultivate strong, loving, healthy connections that will help build morale and positive, successful school cultures. Julia is ecstatic to join forces with the amazing Choose Love Movement to help our schools flourish to become the absolute best, safe, loving, nurturing, positive, successful learning environments they can possibly be.
About The Choose Love Movement
Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement™ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to create safer and more loving communities through groundbreaking next generation social and emotional learning (SEL) programs that are free of cost and suited for all stages of life.
We offer programs tailored for any age from toddlers through adulthood. At the core of it all is a simple formula (COURAGE + GRATITUDE + FORGIVENESS + COMPASSION-IN-ACTION = Choosing Love) that anyone can learn and practice to improve the world around them.
Our flagship program, Choose Love for Schools™, is a no-cost, comprehensive, lifespan, next generation, SEL and character development program, that empowers educators and students to choose love, handle adversity, and manage their emotions. After 5 years of viral adoption by schools in each of the 50 states and 110 countries worldwide and now reaching more than 2 million children, Choose Love programming was extended to include Choose Love For Home™, Choose Love for Communities™, Champions Choose Love™, and a program for the workplace via Choose High Performance, and recently launched Choose Love CONNECT, a unique web-based destination for connection and inspiration among all believers in the power of Choosing Love.
Also Available Upon Request
Choose Love Implementation & Support Programs
- Advanced Integration of Choose Love Programming
- School Administration and Leadership Team Training
- Parent, Community and School Board Support Training
We would be happy to discuss the unique needs of your team or district and create a workshop or series that best supports you.