Stress Relief Techniques
With larger class sizes, inclusion practices, new
technology, increased administrative tasks and accountability, teachers are
under a lot of stress. This class will provide a means to reduce that stress and
prevent further stress from accumulating. Simple ways of using these techniques
in a classroom situation with students will also be explored.
The objective of the course is to provide direct
experience of a variety of relaxation and therapeutic movement and touch
techniques to relieve stress and renew body, mind and spirit; and to explore
ways to incorporate these techniques into daily life. Techniques will include:
Acupressure and self-massage, gentle yoga, Qigong, meditation, work with mudras,
Reiki and educational kinesiology. Other techniques may be included depending on
interest of students.
Note: Please wear comfortable clothing such as
sweat pants or tights and a T-shirt, something that allows freedom of movement.
Bring a yoga mat or a thick towel or blanket to each class. You might also want
a firm pillow or bolster to sit on, a strap or necktie for stretching exercises
and water in a spill-proof container.