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Teachers amp Stress Unmet needs of students Class composition Size of workload Attitude of provincial government Inclusion of students with special needs Kuehn 1993 Teachers in british ID: 510851 Download Presentation


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Yoga for stress managementSlide2

Teachers & Stress

Unmet needs of students

Class compositionSize of workloadAttitude of provincial governmentInclusion of students with special needs (Kuehn, 1993)Slide3

Teachers in


columbiaIn cases of disability lasting over 20 days, 36% of those are contributed to psychological disorders with a strong link to stressful work environments.(Tataryn et al., 1998)BC teachers report the highest levels of stress on the job compared with any other province. (King &


, 1992


BC – 21%

PEI – 11%Slide4

Stressed students

Young Children

Pre-Teens, Teens, Young AdultsDisrupted homes, blended families, both parents working outside the homeIncreased exposure to violence, both real and on the screen

Excessive screen time

Being over scheduled

Feeling pressured to perform or behave beyond their ability





, 1999)

Failing an exam

Physical appearance

Judgment or evaluation by others

Unrealistic classroom demands

The future

Problems with peers

Problems with a boyfriend or girlfriend

Any situation that threatens self-esteem

Disagreements with teachers, parents or other adults

(Feinstein, Secrets of the Teenage Brain, 2004)Slide5


I can't never do the part with the take-away numbers. I did all the problems real fast and she put big red X's on them and said I wasn't trying. And I started crying inside but I couldn't because they would all see." (8-year-old)

(Allen & Klein, Ready-Set Relax, 1996)Slide6

Chronic Di-stress


we are constantly in "fight or flight" mode - the body goes into overdrive. Our overall health suffers.Slide7

How it Works

Pre-fontal cortex receives message

Right and left work together to form a response

Poor right-left connection results in limbic system response “Fight or flight”

Loss of rational thought, poor decision making, long-term memory loss, inability to retain information, defensive


Brain neuron connectionSlide9



Yoga has a sly, clever way of short-circuiting the mental patterns that cause anxiety." Baxter Bell, quoted in "Worry Thwarts," Yoga Journal, March 2006

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