Learning Lab: Mindfulness for Balance Over Burn-Out - Part 2

Learning Lab: Mindfulness for Balance Over Burn-Out - Part 2
The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially designated burnout an “occupational phenomenon”. Professional burnout is on the rise as people around the world continue to adjust and cope with new restrictions in their work and personal lives. Mindfulness can be a superpower helping us relate to our stress better. By investigating what is causing our stress and ways we can shift our perspective to what is truly important, we can find more balance in our everyday lives. Led by Katie Garrett of Fox Valley Park District, this second roundtable conversation will bring together professionals of all backgrounds to share stories of burnout and discuss concrete tools and methods to help you deal with stress better at work and at home beyond the busy summer season.

To Register:
 Login to your IPRA account, select "Register Myself". If you do not have one, create an account (membership not required), then register for the event. Registration deadline is Tuesday, August 3, 2021.

Fee:      Member      Non-Member       
         FREE            $15.00       

How to Participate: Event will take place via Zoom. It is not required to have an account, but the web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting from a computer. Attendees can also participate from a smart device using the Zoom app, or can use the call-in feature. Virtual join link will be emailed to participants the day before the event.

Transcription Services: Live transcriptions are available to participants via Otter.ai at no additional charge. Instructions will be provided to those indicating at registration they require the service to participate.

CEUs: Event is not approved for CEUs (Continuing Education Units are for certifications such as CPRE, CPRP, and CTRS).

Questions: Contact IPRA Education Director Duane Smith at [email protected]
8/5/2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
IPRA Zoom Meetings


Thursday, 05 August 2021

Katie Garrett, CPRP, has been in parks & recreation for over six years. She is the new Marketing and Digital Communications Manager for the Fox Valley Park District. Katie started practicing mindfulness meditation 10 years ago after being diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Since then, she has become trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and teaches meditation online. In the past few months, she has collaborated with IPRA to develop a meditation for the 2021 Soaring to New Heights virtual conference, and led a Mindfulness Meditation for Self-Care virtual workshop with Women in Leisure Services (WILS). Katie credits mindfulness for getting her through career changes, cancer, getting married, and all the other ups and downs of life. Find her on LinkedIn to connect!

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