I often work with teachers (trainee, primary and college) to help them take control over their anxiety and stress levels.

From what they tell me about the workload, assessments, constant changes, long hours and demands from all directions, it isn't too hard to understand how all those demands and stresses can build up to breaking point.

In fact, a recent report by the University of Manchester's Business School has gone as far as to name teaching as one of the top three most stressful occupations, with endemic levels of stress, anxiety and depression.  

And I think it's pretty unlikely that the culture of testing, constant change and the demands from policymakers, other staff and parents are likely to disappear anytime soon. As well as how bad stress and anxiety make you feel, that feeling you can't cope can impact on your home life, sleep, confidence and health.

So what can be done about teacher stress and anxiety?

Teacher Stress & Anxiety

So if the demands and pressures are unlikely to go anywhere, then the solution to teacher anxiety and stress has to be based around taking control over how you think, feel, act and react to those situations and pressures.

After all, stress and anxiety are the feelings of being overwhelmed, out of control and unable to cope. So once you learn how to be calm, confident and in control, you take away those unwanted thoughts and feelings as you do the work you need to do.

uninstalling stress and anxiety hypnotherapy in ely

Unlearning Stress And Anxiety

The teachers I have helped often tell me how it feels like they have regained their perspective, they feel calmer and more in control about their work and doing their work. They also feel more able to switch off when they are away from work and at night when they want to sleep. The things that used to go around their mind, over and over, no longer keep churning away.

If you are a teacher and stress and anxiety are running through your mind, then, as a first step, you may like to download the free relaxation track on this site (fill in your name and e-mail on the right). Use it to start finding some moments of pause in your life when your mind and body get a time out from stress.

There are many ways to find some more calmness, control and peace; if you need some help to tackle your anxiety and stress please get in touch for a free consultation and we can have a chat about the way forward.

Best wishes

Dan Regan

Hypnotherapy in Ely & Newmarket