Many of us are experiencing chronic stress during these challenging times, including our pupils.
When we experience chronic stress – that is when our nervous system is activated for long periods of time – it has the same impact on us as trauma, says Beth Kelley, psychotherapist.
Beth co-authored the book, Teaching, Learning, and Trauma: Responsive practices for holding steady in turbulent times.
In this insightful and deeply practical conversation, Beth shares:
- A simple definition of ‘trauma’;
- Simple practices to manage stress or trauma in yourself;
- Or your class, whether you’re with them in person or teaching online;
- The most important first step to take in building resilience;
- How building resilience as a school community means less heavy lifting on any individual teacher or leader;
- A simple way of knowing when you’re nervous system is out of balance;
- What to do if your system is ‘too hot’ or ‘too cold’;
- The most critical thing you can do for your own wellbeing;
- How to reconnect with your purpose;
- And much more!
Beth Kelley is a psychotherapist, consultant, coach, and author. She loves working with schools that are committed to caring for their most valuable resource…their people.
Beth joins us from Colorado.
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