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.

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“It was truly a pleasure to have Inner Strength help us address the feelings of being overwhelmed and stressed and assist us with identifying the effects of secondary trauma. I am happy to report that since our training, our team has shared techniques with our youth, as well as employed self-care techniques in the workplace.”
Kim Stephens
Kimberly Stephens
Vice President of Programs Philadelphia Education Fund
"Inner Strength has supported South Philadelphia High School students for three years with mindfulness tools. One of our star Seniors stated, 'I learned about separating myself from my thoughts and how to calm down. I have been using the skills now as I transition into adulthood.' Many of our students come with emotional baggage. Having a program like Inner Strength is an asset for the emotional growth of our students.”
Janelle Harper
Janelle Harper
Community School Coordinator, Mayor's Office of Education
"I felt so personally and professionally supported…Everything about the Teacher Training both challenged and encouraged me. From the clear way the lessons were delivered, to the thoughtful reflection questions that really helped me grow, to the way Amy brought the whole group together...I've taken so many continuing education courses, but none that I can truly say helped me grow from the inside the way this one did. And I feel well prepared me with such an actionable skill set. Wow and Thank you!
Jennifer Kerrigan
Temple Univ, School Instructional Coach
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