Stress Management Course

& Outdoor Activities and Creativity Workshop

Starting Dates in 2021: 15.03., 12.07, 20.09., 22.11.

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Stress Management Course

Stress has become an inherent part of a modern life. Lack of energy, exhaustion, absence of happiness, low motivation and productivity are common phenomena nowadays across all life fields: work, school, university or home. Fortunately, there are many tools and techniques to respond and reduce one’s level of stress, increase the energy inflow and recharge the batteries

At course we will explore the nature of stress as well stress management techniques e.g. time management, art of saying “no”, mindfulness, creativity and physical activities. As result, you will better know yourself, feel and manage your emotions, reduce stress impact and increase your level of happiness in every moment of your life. 

The acquired tools and techniques can be further implemented at work with children or colleagues to create healthy routines and build trustful relationships.

This course combines the theoretical part in the classroom in the morning and afternoon practical modules in the most pictures places of the northern Tenerife. It also includes a handcrafting workshop – we will create your own bracelet. 

Skills and Competences:

  • Prevention of burnout and exhaustion

  • Reduction of stress impact and increase of happiness.

  • Learning of stress management tools and techniques e.g. time management, mindfulness, creativity etc.

  • Creation of healthy routines and building trustful relationships.

  • Better knowledge of yourself and personal development.

  • Improvement of foreign language and cultural competences.

  • Development of pedagogical and communication skills.

  • Improvement of children’s performance.

  • Protection of children from stressful situations and development of their ability to respond to stressful events in a positive way.

Daily Program:

  • Welcome by the management
  • Introduction and course overview
  • Individual expectations and goals
  • Breakfast in the FU café
  • What is stress? Definition and types 
  • Overview of stress management techniques
  • Outdoor activity: meditation and active breathing in the park Taoro Jardin. Please take comfortable cloths and enough water with you. After activity we come back to the FU Academy to bring the mats back. 

  • Reaction to stress and stress models: transactional, fight-or-flight response, General Adaptation Syndrome
  • Physical, emotional and behavioural symptoms of stress
  • Stress causes and triggers
  • Assessing your personal stress triggers: stress diary and stress scale
  • Lunch in a café
  • Outdoor activity: Mindful walking with photographing in interesting places of Puerto de la Cruz. We finish our activity on one of the best beaches – Playa Jardin. Walking distance app. 5 km. Please take comfortable clothes, enough water and swimming belongings with you. 

  • Relation between thinking and stress
  • Stress effects on working, teaching and learning ability
  • Stress management approaches 
  • Time management
  • Conflict resolution
  • Outdoor activity: healthy picnic and discussion on healthy nutrition. Please bring enough food and water with you.

  • Saying “yes” and “no”
  • Mindfulness 
  • Positive thinking
  • ABC technique
  • Affirmations and imagery 
  • Lunch in a café
  • Creativity workshop: handcrafting bracelets 

  • Outdoor activity: active start in the day on the ocean shore. We will do simple but effective physical exercises for our body and soul 
  • Brunch in a café
  • Analysing own successful stress-respond strategies
  • Evaluation of the course
  • Diploma awarding

*NOTE: The Program can change depending on the weather conditions


  • Students are offered many free leisure activities, including a visit to the botanical garden, surf trials, salsa and flamenco lessons, Spanish culture introduction and volleyball.

  • Visit Loro Parque – the famous parrot paradise

  • Spend a fun day at Siam Park – the water kingdom of Europe

  • Travel to La Gomera, and spend the day at this beautiful neighbouring island of Tenerife

  • Take a hiking trip in Maska to check out the hidden miracles of the island

  • Visit the world’s third largest volcano on a day trip to Las Cañadas del Teide

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21st century soft skills for teachers in VET

Nowadays European economies are driven by globalization, development of information and communication technologies (ICT) and the diversity of values in society. Future is becoming more and more unpredictable in a wide variety of areas. Students, who are at schools now, should learn to live in a world that is constantly changing and in the future be prepared unprecedented economic, political, social and cultural environment.

21st century soft skills that had been marked up by global organization Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in the international strategic document “Directorate for education and skills” is prioritized to support educators by improving their soft skills that is required in VET programs and by involved parts to support them in acquiring and developing these skills and key competences on basis of vocational education and training learning.

Teachers are working in a fast changing environment, that most precisely can be described by a quote that has been widely shared on social media; it says teachers “are currently preparing students for jobs and technologies that don’t yet exist, in order to solve problems that we don’t even know are problems yet”. To face the unknown, it’s identified that certain soft skills are needed to be developed through the education process. But what is needed from teachers? How they can support development of the skills, which they learn about from methodical materials?

“21st century soft skills for teachers in VET” Project aims to train and educate teachers in vocational education and training institutions, prepare them so that they are ready for working with most essential 21st century soft skills during their classes with their students.

Partners will develop a training course for VET teachers based on research done with teachers, students and employers on key skills to be acquired.
Project activities will include professional development of VET educators so they are able to support effective 21st century soft skill learning.

Project name: 21st century soft skills for teachers in VET
Project number: 2020-1-LV01-KA202-077561
Coordinator: Riga Technical School of Tourism and Creative Industry
Partners: FU International Academy Tenerife
ROC van Amsterdam, MBO Airport College
Duration: 01/09/2020 – 31/08/2022

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