Practicing Presence: Simple Self-Care Strategies for Teachers
Most teachers entered education to make a difference, to influence children’s lives. This book provides habits and routines to protect that passion so that teachers have the presence to provide quality social, emotional, and academic support to their students. Throughout the book there is an emphasis on personal habits that make it possible to remain happy in the vocation of education by focusing on self-care and stress reduction strategies for teachers.
The book is packed with useful exercises, checklists, personal anecdotes, and a wealth of resources, and personal practices to help educators recognize mindlessness, reframe, and establish a mindset that enhances focus and attention. Included in each chapter are self-care strategies to explore how to self-regulate, nurture self-acceptance and promote compassion.
It’s a book that focuses not on doing, but rather on being present.
Lisa’s experience as a coach gives the reader the feeling of having a personal coach that provides concrete suggestions and routines so that teachers feel prepared for the classroom.
Each chapter provides methods to achieve a state of presence that Lisa collected from cutting edge science, brain-based research, ancient wisdom traditions, and the happiest people she knows.
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