Effective Stress Management Helps Teachers & Students Thrive
Teacher wellness is integral to student success. When teachers are regulated, motivated, and energized, they are better able to support their students. Learning becomes a time connection and inspiration.
Inner Strength offers an array of programs and resources to support educators to thrive:
- Stress Management workshops for school leaders, teachers and staff
- Digital Self-Care programs and toolkits
- Teen Mindfulness Teacher Training for educators interested in bringing Inner Strength tools into their own classrooms
Responding to Burnout, Stress, and other Wellness Challenges
Most educators face daily challenges, from the relentless pace of the school day to helping students navigate significant neighborhood or home issues. According to a 2022 poll, 90% of nearly 3 million educators reported that feeling burned out is a serious problem. Being able to implement actionable and effective self care is critical for school staff to prevent long term mental, emotional, and physical health issues.
Inner Strength offers programs to help teachers unpack culturally conditioned barriers to positive stress management and learn to implement effective self-care into the regular school day. Our professional development workshops incorporate the Inner Strength methodology, weaving together mindfulness-based tools, systems thinking, perspective and context shifts, trauma-sensitive protocols, and evidence-based compassion building practices. Teachers build their capacity to skillfully – and healthily – respond to the demands of the classroom and also become models and calming presence for their students.
As schools nationwide see an ever-growing rate of teacher attrition, tending to teacher wellbeing is critical for retention, reduced absenteeism, and positive and productive classrooms.
Over recent years, Inner Strength has served 2,936 educators with Stress Management programs. In these sessions, teachers laugh, release, gain perspective, and enjoy time with their colleagues. They regularly say, “I love the people I work with and being able to be together when we are all caring for ourselves and each other is such a gift!”
In Inner Strength’s Stress Management Workshops, educators learn:
- Easy to implement self care habits.
- Evidence-based stress reduction techniques.
- Mindfulness-based tools to de-escalate high stress in the moment.
- Awareness-building strategies to help identify and defuse triggers.
- Conscious movement to unwind the body and reset.
- Context-setting perspectives to de-mystify and de-personalize barriers to well-being.
- Simple approaches to create calm and focus in the classroom.
to your school!
Self Care Programs
Mindfulness Teacher Training
LEVEL 1 & 2:
Teaching Inner Strength
Learn how to teach mindfulness to teens. This 14-week training via live video classes is for anyone interested in supporting teens using the tools of mindful awareness. You will learn to teach 7 foundational mindfulness and compassion building tools, adolescent brain development, and contextual or systems thinking. Includes: Live (via video) weekly lessons, recorded coursework, contemplation questions, and pair practice teaching. Certificate Course.
Inner Strength Immersion
Weeklong Retreat to Hone Your Teen Mindfulness Teaching Skills
Intensive work in an in-person weeklong immersion. Practice teach Lesson-by-Lesson, including classroom management skills, mindfulness in schools protocols, and further exploration of the key concepts that make up the Conscious Classroom approach. Cultivate your ability to teach mindfulness and developmental thinking to teens. Bringing theory into practice and helping current teachers of teen mindfulness deepen and refine their skills. Based on the Inner Strength Curriculum.