Experience Wellbeing is my niche business for the design and facilitation of quality Catholic retreats for your students and/or staff. I support your mission to create a vibrant, values-based culture that upholds the dignity of your staff or students and empowers their whole-person wellbeing within the Christian context. I integrate Christianity, modern research and our lived experience to provide meaningful, evidence-based content and strategies for your staff and/or students.
Feedback received from Catholic school leaders shows their appreciation for my inclusive and empowering invitation for students and staff to deepen their connection to Jesus Christ through a variety of creative media. Staff also value my collaborative approach before, during and after the program which enables me to tailor it for their context.
My goals are that your students and/or staff will:
- understand and experience Christian stories and values
- be empowered in their wellbeing with evidence-based strategies
- develop as confident, resilient and purposeful people
- feel affirmed in their own dignity and participate more actively in community
I research your organisation’s or school’s religious charism, listen to the needs of your staff and/or students and design creative resources to help you realise your pastoral and cultural vision. I see myself as your reliable partner, specialising in retreats, freeing you up to do the ten million other jobs you have to do!
My personal approach is to calmly lead and listen, with a down-to-earth and engaging presentation style and to provide a variety of hands-on activities to engage various learning styles.
I look forward to discussing how I can be of service to you.
Donna Power… SEE ENDORSEMENTS
Background:Current Postgraduate Student at ACU, Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Catholic Culture
10 years as Campus Minister at Siena Catholic College
Primary School Teacher at Education Queensland since 2012
Professional singer/songwriter since 2008
Founder of the Project Kindy registered charity since 2011
“In the Australian Curriculum, students develop personal and social capability as they learn to understand themselves and others, and manage their relationships, lives, work and learning more effectively. Students with well-developed social and emotional skills find it easier to manage themselves, relate to others, develop resilience and a sense of self-worth, resolve conflict, engage in teamwork and feel positive about themselves and the world around them. The development of personal and social capability is a foundation for learning and for citizenship.”
Source: Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) – General Capabilities domain of Personal and Social Capabilities
“The BCE approach to wellbeing is strongly grounded in Catholic Christian beliefs and values. Wellbeing is defined as an ongoing experience of wholeness and hope that is integral to learning and ultimately, to overall health and life success. It relates to the interconnectedness of physical, cognitive, emotional, social and spiritual dimensions within the person. Wellbeing encompasses nurturing the self, giving to others, and building and celebrating community.”
“The schools and colleges of the Archdiocese of Brisbane aspire to educate and form students who are challenged to live the gospel of Jesus Christ and who are literate in the Catholic and broader Christian tradition so that they might participate critically and authentically in faith contexts and wider society. “
Sources: Brisbane Catholic Education Website http://www.bne.catholic.edu.au/students-parents/Pages/GuidanceCounselling.aspx and p10. Religious Education, Archdiocese of Brisbane Curriculum, P-12