So much to do when working in education, so many pressures on teachers, deadlines, initiatives and directives. Endless marking, lesson planning, dashing around. Coping with behaviour of pupils or students, staff, management, authorities. Being expected to do things you never trained for or thought you would be asked to do. Everything endlessly changing, goalposts moving. Want to progress my teaching career, how to find the time, not sure which direction I want to go.. oh and what about my family? … Utter exhaustion, teacher stress, burnout….. what about me…….. sounds familiar?
Teachers need support. Personal life coaching with a skilled life coach who has been a teacher can help you with issues relating to teacher well-being, increasing your confidence, time management, stress management, moving your career forward in whatever way is beneficial for you (including leaving teaching if that is right for you), improving your personal life-work balance, leadership and conflict management.
I am an independent life coach offering confidential support for teachers, classroom assistants, NQTs, classroom teachers, head of departments, school managers or leaders, lecturers, professors and management in tertiary and higher education.
Promoting happiness in the classroom.
Support, resources and training.
Good mental health is an issue for all of us. While it is common to think that we should offer interventions to those who present with obvious needs, the fact is that we all benefit from being involved in activities that develop positive coping strategies and promote meaningful, respectful relationships – staff and pupils alike!
Type of resource: coaching, on-line courses, books, courses, bespoke training for schools
Description – Love Being Me supports working parents to balance the demands on their life and look after themselves so they can be the best parents, teachers, partners and people they can be.
Whether you are dealing with stress, divorce, redundancy, low self-esteem, fatigue or just a general lack of zing, Julie can draw on tools from psychology, mindfulness, bereavement, domestic abuse, spiritual traditions and coaching to help you find yourself again.
Dr Julie Leoni is an author, life coach and psychology teacher with over 25 years’ experience of training and facilitating groups. She has worked with organisations to develop Emotional Intelligence and has experience and training in bereavement, domestic abuse, mindfulness and meditation as well as a number of therapeutic approaches. She has 2 sons who she loves loads and who sometimes drive her crazy.
The aim of Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) is to bring mindfulness to young people and those who care for them in order to advance their wellbeing and resilience.
MiSP was established in 2009 as a not-for-profit organisation and is in the process of becoming a charity. It develops specialist, age appropriate mindfulness curricula and materials and trains qualified adults to deliver them to young people, primarily in educational settings.
MiSP curricula are taught in a wide range of educational contexts, from clinical settings and pupil-referral units to primary and secondary schools in both the maintained and independent sectors across the UK and overseas.
Once a charity, MiSP hopes to bring these programs to schools working in disadvantaged areas and on limited budgets that might not otherwise be able to access them.
MiSP offers continued support to its trained teachers through its Teacher Network which includes :
• access to all the up-to-date curriculum materials
• technical support
• support and advice from MiSP trainers
•‘Reconnect’ days allowing MiSP trainers and other teachers to meet and share good practice
• forums allowing teachers to network with each other
• inclusion on teacher maps on the MiSPwebsite
• publicity advice and materials for self-employed trainers
Are you worried about the increasing level of teacher stress in your school? Are your pupils showing increasing signs of mental ill-health? Do you want to address mental ill-health in your school but don’t know where to start?
The Mindfulness Training Academy specialises in providing customised well-being programmes for schools, including online Mindfulness Stress Reduction courses for teachers and students. The core of the programme includes:
* A partnership with staff who are responsible for teacher and student well-being.
* An initial anonymised well-being survey of teachers and students.
* A summary of the findings.
* A tailored action plan to develop effective well-being strategies, based on the findings of the survey.
* A lifetime license, including upgrades, giving teachers and students access to the Mindfulness Training Academy’s online Mindfulness Stress Reduction courses.
* An interim review of the impact of the well-being programme.
* Unlimited online consultancy during the programme.
* A final report on impact, including identification of strategies to develop the programme further.
For further details of the Well-Being programme for schools, click on the link to Dropbox below. Download the document to your desktop and save a copy:
Mindfulness Training Academy
Working4wellbeing specialises in supporting staff in schools, federations, academies, and local authorities – and also those working outside education or who are students (at school, university or college). My purpose is to engage people at all levels, across all roles, in deciding how they will enhance their own resilience and well-being and, where appropriate, that of the organisation with whom they work.
I help managers and individuals create a healthy workplace and enhance professional effectiveness. I can help education professionals identify and alleviate the inevitable anxieties that arise from working in a frequently challenging and changing environment.
I have many years’ experience working with senior managers, school leaders, groups of staff and individuals. Using a wide range of skills to enhance resilience at work, to energise and motivate staff, everyone is enabled to be more productive, positive and successful.
As well as working as a psychodynamic counsellor, I have successfully used elements of cognitive behavioural therapy and coaching to identify and alleviate anxiety, stress and depression.
Paying attention to resilience and well-being in helps to raise our morale. I help senior managers, school governors and leadership teams to do this. As a trained and experienced counsellor, coach and mediator, I can give individuals, managers and Headteachers a space to talk about their own resilience and well-being and that of their staff.