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NEA Professional Learning

Put on Your Own Oxygen Mask First: Cultivating Healing and Wellbeing in Ourselves (Part 1)

Reconnecting and recharging are foundational for humanizing our work and precursors to teaching and learning whether that be with kids or adults.
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Published: November 15, 2022 Last Updated: January 10, 2023
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At a Glance

Part 1 of this 2 part series starts with self. In this session, you will learn strategies to develop greater self-awareness and self management through mindful practices. These skills can support your own healing journey and reconnect you to your true purpose to bring greater fulfillment in your professional life.


  • Educator Self-Care
  • Mental Health


  • self-awareness
  • self management


Audience Role

  • Aspiring Educator
  • Early Career Educator
  • Education Support Professional
  • Higher Education
  • Licensed Educator
  • Retired Educator

Session Length

1 hour

Session Format


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