Stress and Anxiety can creep up on us when we least expect it. Even if you don't feel it right now,it could be building up.
Modern day teaching is filled with a huge number ofmicro pressures, Often they are so small that you don't even recognise that they are piling up in you as you unconsciously absorb them.
There are SOOOO many things that can affect you during your day as a teacher, such as.
The List goes on!!
Sometimes It feels like every way you turn there is a problem to deal with.
You are not alone. Many teachers we have spoken to feel the same, some dread going into school or feel a small sense of relief when the school gate is behind them at the end of the day
The reason for you starting a career in teaching feels like a distant memory.
It doesn't have to be this way, YOU can change how you feel, how you react and how you cope with the small and large stresses you encounter each day.
Learning simple techniques that can be used anywhere, at any time is a great way forward. Mixing with your peers who could also be facing the same issues or have been through what you are going through is so fantastically supportive. Let others help you, and let’s help others if we can.
The Calming Zone is a safe community for teaching professionals. It’s been launched to help you avoid or overcome any stress, anxiety or overwhelm you may feel or that may be building up in you
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Stress, anxiety and overwhelm are constantly flowing up and down in our lives. Being part of our ongoing calming zone for teachers will give you ongoing support and training each month. This will ensure you have a growing bag of the tools, techniques and support you need available to you when you need it.
These will include some simple breathing techniques to help calm your body and mind, meditations that can be done easily through to some yoga stretches along with many, many other wonderful, effective advice. Some will be pretty simple, some will be more advanced but they will all be ones you can use to reduce your stress and feel great!
Members of The Calming Zone team will be providing live sessions each month for you to join.
Here, you will be able to speak directly with them. These live techniques will compliment the trainings already put through the Zone each month.
The topics we will cover are, and will be in the future, broad in scope and variety.
The power of being in a community of your peers is huge and always of value. But for teachers this may be even more so because teaching can be isolating and individual so being able to talk with other teachers, share wins and worries in a safe place is of great benefit. We have a teachers zone and a mangement zone so you can connect with understanding and empathy
We have created spaces in our community to be able to 'ask' without judgment.
This might be in a subject-related group or in the main teaching group.
We want both our Teacher Zone and Management Zone to facilitate ease and openness of expression.
This will allow for an experience of health and growth like no other available online.
Will do some scanning to focus on my “ease” as I take a few minutes for self care! You explain it so well and make it so simple!!
My stress levels fell
I asked Nigel to help me with my high blood pressure - I cannot speak more highly. He calmly and clearly outlined the role of stress in my condition and then gave me a sequence of meditations to help me. I quickly became capable of focusing my attention and my stress levels fell
A very good job
This is a very good job Nigel! I have read a lot of books about stress and stress effects . Your tone is good and really clear. The breath and body techniques are also good.
We opened our doors in mid august 2019 so here's a taster for you for what we have lined up just in the first month
Every month 2 of our team will deliver LIVE sessions that you can join in with.
These may be guided meditations, breathing excersizes or stretches or one of the may other techniques that yuou canl earn to help you.
Being in a live situation means you can get real time support and feedback during these sessions and this is welcomed by all members of the team .
Each month we will release some new techniques and trainings, this could be written or delivered via video for you to download, keep and use when you want, where you want and for as long as you want
When you join the Calming Zone we will be asking you a question which will be shared with the others, this is just so everyone can get a quick introduction to you, don't worry it's nothing heavy or too personal, it just allows the conversations to start flowing
We are really interested in our members helping to shape the future of this community so we will be asking in the form of polls how you would like the trainings and live session to develop. we can't promise it will be delivered instantly but all feedback will be read and applied where posible
When you join the calming zone you will get imediate access to these amazing bonuses. You can download them straight away.
We know that what we eat is a really important part of not only keeping our bodies healthy but also in keeping our whole self healthy.
By adding in at least one of these food sources into your life it will start to have a really positive impact on how you feel each and every day
Life can be stressful for teachers. Across the country, paperwork, exams, standardised tests, inspections, behaviour, parents, dwindling attention spans and so much else make teaching an increasingly difficult job
Here are 5 simple things you can practice today that will help soothe your mind and body and help you find that moment of calm
The team here at the calming zone have a wealth of experience and skills they are really excited to be able to share with you when you join the calming zone.
Understanding not only the techniques that you need to help you but also the situations you find in education. Delivering training with these in mind make these really focussed on you and your needs as a teacher
The team here are highly experienced in their fields but also have great skills in communicating and teaching what they know. It's great understanding a technique it's even better being able to teach that technique - Here's what some of our past clients have to say
'My stress levels fell'
“I asked Nigel to help me with my high blood pressure - I cannot speak more highly. He calmly and clearly outlined the role of stress in my condition and then gave me a sequence of meditations to help me. I quickly became capable of focusing my attention and my stress levels fell, my blood pressure now is at an acceptable level. Result! Thanks Nigel!”
The mind is a powerful thing
I have a shoulder injury that causes me a lot of discomfort from time to time, which can be exaggerated by other stress. One session with Laura and I couldn’t believe how good I felt! I know the mind is a powerful thing, but wow, what a difference! Laura is an extremely kind and empathetic teacher, if you’re in distress physical or emotional, reach out to her, you’ll be glad you did...I know I am!
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The Calming Zone Team are dedicated to delivering the very best quality service possible.
If in the unlikley event you are not 100% satisfied with the calming zone the team will always be avaliable to talk to you and help you.
As a teacher there will in our experience always be times when you have stressful situations, this builds up in our subconcious and can lead to all sorts of issues. If you are a teacher then being a member of the calming zone can only benefit you.
Not at all, the live shows are really easy to join and dont cost anything on top of the regular membership. Of course if you have any issues gaining access to any of the zone Kevin and his tech support team are on hand to help you out .
Once oyu have purchsed your membership you can come into the zone in a couple of different ways. Firstly and computer will give you direct access in. Secondly we have an APP that you can use to access everything in the Zone
The zone is on its social platform, you wont be bombarded with adverts or people trying to sell you things, the only thing you will find in there is the training and a group of other teachers. We are really aware that we are helping with stress and anxiety not wanting to add to it.
Of course thats why we have the monthly membership, come on insee if you find it useful and if you find what you are looking for and wish to cancel thats no problem. Alot of the teachers that join love the community aspect as they can be themselves without fear.
As the zone has an app you can always watch the trainings on the go . Some of our trainings are quite short so they wont take alot of your time up.
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The Calming Zone is something I am very passionate about, I've seen first hand just how devastating stress and anxiety in teaching can leave teachers feeling like they have no where to turn and no one to help them sometimes even leading to catastophic results.
I have an absolute belief that even if you feel like you are all good and that self care and your own wellbeing isn't something you need help with then it's often the time to sit up and take notice.
I truly hope that if you have got this far you will join the team and myself in the Calming Zone so you never have to deal with the full effects stress, anxiety and overwhelm can have on you and your firends and family.