Learning to manage anxiety in ourselves and our students
Many of us are familiar with Rebbe Nachman of Breslov’s teaching about the whole world being like a narrow bridge. Rebbe Nachman urges us to not let fear overwhelm us, She’lo yitpached klal שֶׁלֹּא יִתְפַּחֵד כְּלָל. And yet, anxiety in ourselves and in our students is prevalent as we face challenges related to Covid-19, climate change, increased use of social media, and many other stressors.
Social Emotional and Spiritual Learning asks educators and our students to be self-aware and manage our own emotions. We further urge ourselves and our learners to use management strategies to manage emotions effectively. What did the Hasidic Masters have to say about the internal landscape of managing our emotions and where can we find sources of comfort and strength?
- Aimed at: Jewish educators and Jewish communal leaders in all settings. Directors, teachers, clergy, and those in positions with social services are encouraged to attend with members of your team.
- Structure: Online two-part series. You are welcome to attend one or both sessions.
- Led by: Rabbi Dr. Ariel Mayse and Liora Brosbe, LMFT, RDT