Breathe2B Professional Learning Retreat
Breathe2B Professional Learning Retreats
13-15 October Sold Out!
Bookings open for our next Retreat 19-21st January
Embark on a transformative weekend of professional learning in a small group setting. Guided by your experienced teachers rapidly up-skill with the knowledge, confidence & resources to deliver the Breathe2B wellbeing curriculum in both primary and secondary school settings. Whilst reconnecting with nature by the beautiful Noosa Lakes and taking time to nourish yourself!
- Connect to like-minded professionals.
- Relax and unwind in our luxury retreat space.
- Enjoy nutritious meals prepared by our onsite event caterer!
- Immerse yourself in nature whilst learning professionally.
- 16 hours of annual professional development aligned to ATSIL standards
- Luxury private bedrooms
- Full catered for all dietary requirements
Optional included extras:
- Morning yoga practice
- Nature walks & kayaking
- Evening mindfulness meditation
Watch a a short video about the intent of the retreat:
Overview of the Breathe2B Wellbeing Curriculum
The Breathe2B wellbeing program is delivered across 10 unique sessions for primary and 10 sessions for secondary. Each session aligns with ACARA (HPE: Food and Wellbeing Curriculum and General Capabilities: Personal and Social Learning Continuum) and the PERMAV Positive Psychology model for flourishing.
The foundations of the program focus on changing the culture of how children and adolescents interact by exploring respectful relationship’s, emotional regulation, gratitude, compassion and learning to respond rather than react. The key difference between Breathe2B and other providers, is that we empower your staff with the necessary skills to facilitate culture change.
The Breathe2B approach to mental health and resilience is based upon the latest research into the science of wellbeing. Positive psychology is based on the fundamental insight that promoting mental health is not the same as treating mental illness. Getting rid of what we don't want in our lives does not automatically bring what we do want. We need to intentionally learn optimism and positive behaviour therapies, this is not just the absence of the negative. We break down our most difficult thoughts and learn strategies to not just treat catastrophisation, we learn practices, techniques and ways of thinking to prevent this from occurring.
Each lesson includes:
Through the process of social-emotional learning (SEL) students develop self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are important for school, work and life outcomes. Social-emotional competence helps students cope with everyday challenges and improves learning and wellbeing.
During the professional learning retreat you will receive 16 hours of professional development that will empower you to be able to deliver the 10 session program, our training is mapped to Teacher ATSIL standards. Your onsite retreat facilitators are registered teachers, yoga teachers and psychologists.
At Breathe2B we understand that teachers who are tasked with designing and facilitating student wellbeing programs, may have a variety of level of skill in this remit. Our curriculum includes visually appealing presentations, videos, audio recordings, structured lesson plans, scripts for practices, student worksheets and much more.
Each themed session in the Primary Program follows the format of:
- A 5 minute fun icebreaker to set the theme for the session
- Circle story time utilising our digital eBooks based upon each of the key themes
- Post story class enquiry session to facilitate growth mindset
- A short mindfulness or breathing activity
- A practical craft or movement activity related to the theme (such as 'The Calm Down Glitter Jar' activity)
Each session in the Secondary Program follows the themes displayed in the graphic and includes:
- Theory – philosophical understanding utilising positive education and learned optimism
- Mindfulness practices – MBSR basis
- Breathing techniques - CBT methodology
- Discussion to create a share language of wellbeing and advocacy
Hear more about the structure and intent of the curriculum fro Emanuelle Jones: