Warrior or worrier? The Choice is Yours!

Do you frequently ask yourself how to raise youngsters to be resilient to stress and be aware of their thoughts, emotions and behaviour?
We will show you practical ideas, based on cognitive behavioural theory and mindfulness, that can be used for students and adults.

With some theory and a lot of practice we are going to dive deep into ourselves. After all, we should be aware of ourselves first, before we start teaching our students to do the same.

Working sessions

Capture your thoughts
  • Icebreakers, get to know each other
  • Theory of CBT (let’s play with our thoughts, emotions and behaviour)
  • Cognitive distortions
  • Does changing your aperture change your view?
Capture your feelings
  • Am I aware of myself? Telling my story.
  • Emotional intelligence: what is it and how to grow it
  • Expectations and flexibility: when life doesn’t go as planned
  • Examples and good practice
Stress, my friend
  • Stress (theoretical aspect; how it affects our brain, our body and our cognition)
  • Stress, my friend?
  • Resilience – how to define it and how to nurture it
  • Examples and good practice
Be here and now
  • Personal plan – try and write one (and live by it)!
  • Where is the place for mindfulness in our busy lives?
  • Outdoor activities – how to find my own way of practicing mindfulness?
  • Examples of good practice
How don Bosco did it?
  • Who is don Bosco and why we love him?
  • The Salesian preventive system of Don Bosco
  • Relationship – the base of everything
  • Me in the classroom (being the example, being aware of my triggers)
We can do it!
  • Useful literature
  • Presentations of the participants
  • The coffeeshop of opinions
  • Evaluation and saying good bye

Provisional timetable

  SUN MON THU WED THU FRI SAT
Morning Arrival Session 1 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 A
Afternoon Welcome Session 2 Visit to Ljubljana Optional modules Free Sharing best practice event day
Evening Free International evening Slovenian evening Activities evening Free Reflection evening trip

The timetable with a more detailed description of the activities will be given to the participants a week before the start of the course.

What is included in the course package?

  • course contents and materials
  • additional optional modules and a sharing best practice event
  • coffee and other refreshments throughout the course
  • full-board accommodation 
  • rich social programme
  • a series of networking opportunities

Everything in the price of €1,150.

For more information, see other sections of the website.