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Tri-State Webinar: Self-Care: Your Work Is As Good As You Are

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Professional development is focused on teaching adult staff strategies and techniques to improve student skills, behavior, and performance. The direction is always student-focused: teaching curriculum, strategies, topic information, to increase our knowledge of how to improve student outcomes. Clearly, we need to master a set of skills to be competent in our profession. However, we learn skills to better take care of others but are never allowed professional time to learn how to better take care of ourselves. We're expected to do that on our own time, except, we are usually using a lot of our own time to become better professionals in our work setting. 

To be truly successful at your job and your life, you need to be healthy: physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It is impossible to truly serve others unless you can first be balanced within yourself.

We will discuss current research on a number of areas of health, wellness and happiness. Participants will be encouraged to look honestly at their own behaviors, thoughts, and emotions and identify areas of strengths and need. We will offer numerous strategies to begin to change routines and bring greater balance, health, and happiness into your life.

Learner Objectives:

After viewing this webinar, participants will:

  • Gain knowledge and self-awareness in areas of Self-Care.
  • Be challenged to honestly assess your behaviors that increase or detract from Self Care.
  • Acquire strategies to improve your Self Care.
  • Be invited to let go of old behaviors and thoughts that no longer serve you and exercise Self-Care


Dr. Sharon Krupa-Sirotek, is a licensed Clinical and School Psychologist. The area of Wellness and Holistic Health has been a passion of hers since she was in graduate school. In the late 70’s to the early 80’s she had the good fortune to obtain personal and professional training with Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, MD. Dr. Kubler-Ross revolutionized how people thought about death and dying, but more importantly, Sharon viewed her as courageous. Dr. Kubler-Ross was the one that introduced Sharon to the holistic model of Wellness.