Support the wellbeing of your most valued asset - your teaching & support staff
The education system is under incredible strain due to staff shortages, a growing syllabus and high expectations from parents.
Whilst leaders in this sector navigate the way forward, those in the system are feeling the mental, physical & emotional load, and it's simply not sustainable.
Our programs teach individuals how to:
- Recognise the signs of stress, fatigue & burn out
- Apply the tools and practices that dispel stress in a healthy way
- Practice exquisite self care as prevention, not just cure
- Create & hold good boundaries
Recent research reveals compelling evidence that meditation and mindfulness counteract the stress of modern day life, making it beneficial to everyone. It does this by increasing personal awareness and self efficacy for meeting our own needs, in order to continue to meet the needs of others.
Our mindfulness offerings include:
Teacher Professional Development (PD)
Half and full day options to hit the reset button and develop new skills for managing your stress & stress in the classroom
You will learn to recognise signs of stress & implement techniques that bolster mindset, increase empathy, resilience and grit.
Ideal for teachers supporting special needs, HSC and teaching online.
Half and full day options to hit the reset button and develop skills for managing stress & anxiety.
Students will learn to recognise signs of stress & implement techniques that bolster mindset, increase empathy, resilience and grit.
Ideal for HSC students.
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The Wellbeing Generation starts with You
The wellbeing of our kids is influenced by the wellbeing of their parents and carers and that includes teachers. When parents, teachers and carers are over-loaded, stressed and out of balance, their capacity to lead and respond is compromised. Not just for themselves, but the kids and teens in their care.
There are 3 pillars to wellbeing: mental, physical & emotional. Optimising your mindset; your physical stamina, strength & fitness; and emotional health all impact each other, just as we humans impact on one another.
We work with the carers, teachers and parent's of today's youth, providing them with the life skills essential to managing stress and modelling stress management to kids and teens.
Working with your Community
Managing a classroom, delivering the syllabus, dealing with other teachers, parents and students can be stressful.
Our courses support teachers & carers with the techniques that reduce stress & overwhelm, increasing creativity and wellbeing.
Social media, academic pressures, dynamics at home within the family compromise teen wellbeing, contributing to anxiety and depression.
Our courses support students to develop not just coping tools, but life mastery skills.
Earning a living, raising a family and managing relationships can be some of the most stressful responsibilities.
Our course empowers parents with coping skills for managing their emotional state, optimising their thinking and modelling wellbeing to their kids.
Don't see a program that suits your needs?
We offer bespoke programs tailored specifically with your outcomes in mind.
Work with us to create an interconnected Wellbeing Hub in your community
If you're ready to be part of a future that includes an integrated mindfulness culture, we are here to teach the skills that support wellbeing goals and aspirations.
Mindfulness skills are not just worthwhile, but essential to future proof of our community.
It's not enough to simply pay lip service to wellbeing. Parents, teachers and carers are amongst the most stressed in the adult population. Anxiety levels are rising in children, especially teenagers.
It’s time to break the cycle by modelling visible self care and mindful living to today's youth, who will be tomorrow's leaders.
Integrating mindfulness and meditation into your school community benefits everyone. The ripple effect is far reaching over space & time.
By not offering meditation, you are overlooking the essential skills tomorrow’s youth require for dealing with the stress associated with technology, uncertainty, social media and performance pressure. There is the risk of losing your best staff to organisations who are committed to visible wellbeing that nurtures growth and development of the whole person. There are also children in your care at risk because their parents and carers lack awareness for conscious parenting, that supports their kids ability to cope in a rapidly changing world.
The Benefits of Mindfulness & Wellbeing programs in the learning environment
Here's what happens when you practice mindfulness
You may be thinking that for
mindfulness to be effective, you must practice for lengthy periods over an extensive amount of time, and that's simply not true.
Whilst consistent, regular practice yields best results, the benefits can be experienced right away by simply practicing for just 5 minutes.
Perhaps more importantly in the learning environment, successful engagement with mindfulness is increased when the practice is relevant to the needs of the individuals.
This is made easy with a variety of techniques that lend themselves to the objectives of the teachers & parents to support wellbeing of everyone within the community.
Mindfulness shifts culture by raising the personal awareness of the individual.
It brings them back to what's in their control.
Reducing wasted mental energy.
As awareness shifts from external influences (people, circumstances, results etc) to internal influences, individuals become aware of their patterns of thinking and feeling that drive behaviour.
Choice is born out of an empowered personal understanding of how an individual can influence their state. Its here that mindfulness develops skills to regulate thoughts, feelings and actions, overcoming self sabotaging patterns of behaviour.
When individuals recognise that their state of mind is within their control, environments see a reduction in drama expressed as blame, negativity, victimhood and reactivity.
Subsequent increases in cooperation & affiliation take place.
As mindfulness and meditation teach individuals how to recognise their patterns, they are able to take personal responsibility for their actions.
This is the practice of self leadership.
Self leadership is a strong indicator of healthy leadership of others, including compassion.
Mindfulness brings attention to the patterns & conditioning that perpetuate work/life imbalance. With increase self awareness, self care through healthy boundaries, positive diet & lifestyle changes lead to replenished reserves, increased resilience & creativity.
Meet your mindfulness coach
Tania Burgess, Life coach, Therapist, Meditation Facilitator, and Founder of Turn UP Your Zen, has more than a decade of experience in the wellbeing industry, working in classrooms, school halls & staff rooms.
She is driven to help individuals change their lives through delivering quality coaching that cultivates clarity, confidence and peace of mind.