Self-care tips for classroom staff (and the importance of a relational approach)

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In this episode, we feature Rose Webb, Thrive’s South West Relationship Manager talking about self-care. Rose shares some quick and easy tips about how busy classroom staff can incorporate self-care into their working days. We also hear from Jo Phillips, a former doctor and Thrive Licensed Practitioner at Hammond Academy, in Hertfordshire, which is part of Aspire Academies Trust. Jo has co-authored a book called Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Education. Jo shares some of her insights into children’s mental health and why she believes a relational approach is key to supporting children and young people.

Listen in to learn:

  • The simple breathing technique that you can do anywhere to activate the parasympathetic nervous system
  • Why we need emotional intelligence in the classroom 
  • How self-care contributes to the Rupture-Repair Cycle that helps to create a place of safety for children and young people
  • How vulnerability and the ability to be authentic contribute to more effective practice

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