Balanced Living Workshops for Teens

This workshop series features different areas and skill sets that are all part of “balanced living.” You can sign up for just one workshop that interests you, or come to all of them to explore new tools and ideas in different subject areas. The idea is that you can try out new tools, explore with your friends, and learn in an interactive setting. The workshops are designed to feature different elements of the Life Balance Wheel.

Healthy living is a very customized process, and we want to provide the opportunity for you to test out different life skill sets within the Life Balance Wheel to find your best-fit solution. You’ll walk away with new tools and skill sets that you can apply to your everyday lives! Sign up and bring a friend!


 

Customize Your Planner for Success!
Date: Tuesday October 3rd
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Instructor: Katie Gorczyca
Cost: Free
In this interactive workshop, teens will learn how to customize their planners for success in the new school year. This workshop will show you how to get the most out of your ABRHS School Planner. Students will have time to go through their planners and begin organizing and customizing during the workshop. This workshop is only open to High School Students at Acton-Boxborough.
Sign up here to reserve your place. We have limited spots available.

 

Time Management
Date: Thursday October 19th
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Instructor: Brenda Kurtyka & Charles Allen
Cost: Free
In this experiential workshop, teens will learn to articulate how they use their time, how they can better prioritize their time and how they may make more time through smart decision-making and planning.  Teens will be introduced to the Pareto Principle, Parkinson’s Law and the Eisenhower Box to help them learn to prioritize their time.  Teens will learn various methods of managing their time including scheduling, the daily one pager, the morning ritual and chunking of time.  Teens will set goals for themselves on how they can use various methods to save and therefore, create more time for themselves.
Sign up here to reserve your place. We have limited spots available.

 

Organizational Skills
Date: Thursday November 2nd
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Instructor: Nicole Gaba
Cost: Free
In this informative and fun workshop teens learn the basic concepts of organizing their papers and all their belongings. They learn how to keep their rooms in order (bedroom or dorm room) and how to keep all their notes and important documents in an organized fashion for future reference.  Each student will receive a special spiral bound book with sections and learn how to use this book to manage their own life. Teens walk away with practical knowledge and specific examples of how to implement this new information.
Sign up here to reserve your place. We have limited spots available.

 

 

The Importance of Sleep
Date: Tuesday November 14th
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Instructor: Katie Gorczyca
Cost: Free
In this interactive workshop, teens will learn more about the important role sleep plays in their lives. Participants will identify any difficulties in their current routine and develop a new sleep routine to try out. Participants will learn ways to improve their sleep to get the most out of their days including mental strategies, physical strategies, and aromatherapy.
Sign up here to reserve your place. We have limited spots available.

 

Mindfulness: Skills to Manage Stress for Teens 
Date: Thursday December 7th
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Instructor: Pam Ressler
Cost: Free
In this interactive workshop, teens will develop and integrate new skills of stress reduction into their lives, in the classroom and at home.  The Building Resilience through Mindfulness Workshop will focus on effective, quick skills designed specially for students to reframe success to include mindfulness in academics, athletics, artistic endeavors and leadership.  Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Identify sources of stress and understand how stress impacts the mind and body
  • Learn practical, quick and effective tools of mindfulness
  • Enhance concentration and creative thinking
  • Improve focus using the same mindfulness techniques as professional athletes
  • Explore ways to build resilience into everyday life

Sign up here to reserve your place. We have limited spots available.

There will be more workshops added throughout the year. Be sure to check back! And, read more about last year’s workshops here.

 

Thanks to our generous sponsors in support of this program: