As educators, we are acutely aware of our highly pressurised and demanding jobs, which at times cause us considerable tension and stress. Frequently, we feel overwhelmed by our tight deadlines and schedules, our class dynamics and student/parent pressure. Despite the “overload”, we continue to offer care and support to our students, school and parent communities but usually at the high price of self-sacrifice. As caretakers, we need to take steps to ensure our own well-being by learning to take care of ourselves before the inevitable exhaustion and burn-out set in.
Mindfulness training is an internal education which focuses on how our own minds work, and is based on current leading neuroscience. It grows our inner capacity to stabilise our thoughts and emotions and to engage whole-heartedly and constructively with difficulties in life. It is essential for our personal and professional growth, and the most life-changing skill we can learn throughout our lives.
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The 8 week mindfulness course will