Stress 1 – Teacher Stress

Teachers beware…

Nobody and no body are immune to stress; it affects you, your mind and your body. It impacts overall on your health and well-being

If left unmanaged and unchecked stress can lead to an increased risk of both mental & physical problems, such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), gastric problems, illness, diabetes, obesity, and heart disease, as well as depressive and anxiety disorders.

In the UK the total number of cases of stress in 2011/12 was 428 000 (40%) out of a total of 1073 000 for all work-related illnesses, (HSE statistics).

Therefore, you can see how debilitating and damaging stress can be for you. If you are stressed it impacts on ALL of your daily life, work, work colleagues, friends and family. Sometimes it is profound and immediate; that is when people recognise and understand that they are stressed, or when a friend or family member brings it up. Conversely when stress build up over a period of time, it is less pronounced and more damaging.

In 2012 over 30% of NHS staff reported they had experienced stress related to their jobs in the last year – a rise from 29 per cent in 2010, (ISMA). Astonishingly, teachers are amongst the highest professions to feel stress. Last year, Channel 4 reported that there had been an 80% increase in teachers committing suicide due to teacher stress. The increase meant that suicide figures for teachers are now 30 to 40% higher than the national average, (Julian Stanley).

Is it that people are becoming stressed because of work, finances, colleagues, (peers, subordinates and superiors), and family or is it something else? Does it really matter? The point is that negative stress in the workplace or anywhere is unwanted.

Is this you? Could it be you? Find out now!

Sit down in a quiet place, somewhere where you will not be disturbed for 10-15 minutes. Sit comfortably and relax by breathing deeply and evenly, in through the nose and out through the mouth five or 6 times. Start some self-reflection.

  • How are you feeling now? Irritated, annoyed, tense…?
  • Try and identify that which is causing that irritation, annoyance or tenseness.
  • When you have, evaluate it, be truthful with yourself.
  • Where (home, work etc.) does it feel more severe?
  • What can you do now to relieve that unwanted feeling?
  • How can you stop it returning?
  • Who can help, if you feel you need it?

If you are on vacation at the moment and feel dread at or are unwilling to return to work due to how you feel, then you do need help.

Our help…

As we state on our website, we concentrate on the process by which you run your content, that is to say, your thoughts are always your thoughts, however we change the way in which you think about those thoughts. We cannot change the past, but we can change the way you think about it. It will make a HUGE difference to you, it is immediate and profound.

Do not do this to yourself anymore, because it is YOU doing it to yourself. Call now on 07831 597 143 or email us at

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