headteacher wellbeing training


Teaching you scientifically validated techniques to measurably reduce the impact of stress in your life.

Maria Brosnan, Co Creator of the Heart Health for Headteachers Training Programme.

Headteacher Health and Wellbeing

Research shows that 84% of Headteachers are experiencing chronic stress. 

That’s why we developed Heart Health for Headteachers. A short programme built on scientifically validated techniques, which will help you:

  • measurably improve the health of your heart
  • reduce the unpleasant symptoms of stress and anxiety
  • sleep better
  • communicate more effectively
  • and much more.

Using simple technology, we teach you how to measure your current stress levels, and reduce them in real-time.

The Heart Health Programme Overview

The programme is built on the understanding that chronic stress is an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease. 

It is designed therefore, to help you understand the impact of stress on you and to provide you with proven and practical methods that make measurable improvements to your health and wellbeing.

It rests on a robust 3-pillar approach:




The short programme includes:

  1. EDUCATION: Short video content to extend your learning, presented by Dr. Carla Stanton and Maria Brosnan.
  2. BIO-FEEDBACK TECHNOLOGY: Using a lightweight wearable device for up to 10 minutes a day to measure and reduce stress levels.
  3. COACHING: Four 60-75 minute sessions, scheduled 2-3 weeks apart at your convenience.

The training can be for individuals or small groups of between 4 and 8 participants.

Comparison of Headteacher ‘A’ Practice Sessions

This is a snapshot of the ‘before’ and ‘after’ images of a participant’s short daily practice using the biofeedback sensor.

Using it for up to 10 minutes every day, you learn to quickly, visibly, and measurably reduce stress.

Before Intervention

June 2021

After Intervention

November 2021

Each Module Includes:

Work book

To complete as you progress through the programme.

Short videos

To watch at a time and place that suits you.

Guided activities

To help you learn to reduce stress in 3-minutes or less.

Live Coaching

To help personalise and guide your learning.

Clinical Assessment

Pre- and post-programme to measure progress.

“I’m not going to lie, I was reluctant to be signed up for this programme. For context, I’m a Primary Headteacher with reason to be concerned about heart health and I wasn’t keen to know the worst about my heart.

That, however, is not what the programme has been all about.

I have come away with a greater understanding of the impact of my heart health and my emotional state; a greater capacity to redress the balance when things are stressful and a new found willingness to share with my colleagues. It’s been enlightening – and I find myself to be largely ‘coherent’.”

Dominic Mulholland

We ran a pilot of the programme with 12 headteachers from the  Essex Primary Headteachers Association executive.

Paula Derwin, Headteacher

Dr. Llewellen Lawson, Headteacher

Pricing Information

£838 per person

Small Group Coaching

4-8 participants
4 x 90-minute group sessions & all course materials
Inner Balance Sensor and app included (£188)
Clinical Assessment

£1338 per person

Individual Coaching

4 x 75-minute 1:1 sessions
All course materials
Inner Balance Sensor and app included (£188)
Clinical Assessment

“I feel better physically for taking part in the pilot. My heart feels healthier. I feel like I’m back in control of my thoughts and mindset.

I have also started to lose weight and feel better about myself in general.”

Headteacher, Participant in Heart Health Pilot

Heart Health for all Staff

Several Headteachers found the training so useful, they wanted all of their staff to have it.

We devised a programme delivered over 3 terms, breaking down the crucial elements of the programme into clear, practical, actionable steps for everyone.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed our sessions and I have learnt a lot about myself, my health and how my job affects my mental wellbeing and physical wellbeing. Thank you for sharing this knowledge with us all and facilitating our sessions together.”

Headteacher, Participant in Heart Health Pilot.