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Resources for Staff Wellness

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Challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic have pushed teachers and school staff to their professional limits in the past two years. Educators across the state questioned their chosen careers (“Is it worth it?”) and many resigned.

For those still striving to teach and nurture Michigan’s youth, we offer this series of recorded webinars hosted by Stay Well outreach specialist Matt Rose.

Beyond Burnout: Mental wellness and resources

Pandemic Flux: The emotional impact of a continuing pandemic and how we can cope

Thriving Despite Trauma

Supporting Staff: How leadership can support and address burnout

Improving Wellness: Practices to alleviate burnout


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What can you do to slow down a racing mind… calm feelings of panic... or stop a barrage of negative thoughts?

Try taking a pause – and bringing yourself into the present moment.

T.A.P. (Take a Pause) is a collection of brief videos demonstrating mindfulness exercises you can do whenever you need to restore calm and focus.

Click on the title of the video to watch it:

Series Introduction

Guided Meditation

Body Scan

Mindful Eating

Grounding Exercise



Cultivating Joy is a collection of brief animated videos exploring ways to move beyond pandemic struggles and reclaim personal joy. Click the episode title below to access each video. 

After viewing, download our Points for Reflection and Discussion, useful for classroom/group discussions or individual reflection.

Episode 1: Positive Psychology
 How can we begin to see the world with more optimism?

Episode 2: It's OK to not be OK (for now!)
Not feeling great? It may be pandemic flux syndrome.

Episode 3:  Joyful Activities
Explore activities that help to promote everyday joy.

Episode 4:  How do we heal?
We can't change COVID or our current situation, but we can find our way to healing.

Episode 5: Can boundaries help create joy?
Creating and maintaining boundaries can make room for joy.

Episode 6: Gratitude and Joy
The amazing relationship between grateful living and joyful feelings.