Monday, 6 November 2017

Guest blog: 10 Ways to De-stress Your Mind and Body

You probably heard this word a thousand times but do you know what 'de-stress' really means? According to Oxford Dictionaries, de-stress means 'to relax after a period of work or tension'. So whether you’re stressed out or not after work and you take time just to relax, it’s already consider as de-stressing.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Can having a pet help reduce your stress levels?

Many people have observed that their stress levels drop when they have a pet. Various organisations such as Pets As Therapy and Veterans With Dogs have used this knowledge for years, bringing pets to vulnerable people, and seeing excellent results in mood improvement. Those who own a dog are also far less likely to die within a year of having a heart attack than those who don't [1]. Peer-reviewed science is now backing these observations up.

Monday, 10 July 2017

Effective approaches to stress management


I believe that there are three main approaches to dealing with stress. These are (i) resolving the issue that's causing the stress, (ii) learning new ways to cope with the situation so you perceive it as less stressful and (iii) improving your resilience so stress bothers you less generally. These are, of course, are pretty sweeping statements, so let’s have a look at them more closely now.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Teachers and stress

A lot is written at this time of year about helping children to beat exam stress, and very soon we'll start on the topic of how to ease your child into school for the first time. I've written about these topics myself (follow the links). But what about the teachers whose job it is to keep our children safe, learning and happy?