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Responding to social distance through connecting with others and why this is so important right now.
Teachers, so, we’ve all been hit with the news that schools are closing due to coronavirus. Our well-being and mental health is critical to get us through this period of uncertainty and unknown territory. Connection with others is essential to providing us with a feeling of being grounded right now to help us get through.
Whatever your personal situation is, the importance of feeling connected right now with those that are important to you is of paramount importance to your well-being.
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Whatever your situation or circumstances. Make it your number one priority to ensure connection. This can be achieved through many different ways.
Firstly, my suggestion would be to connect with yourself. This can be done in a variety of different ways. Here’s a few recommendations…
Secondly, connect with others. We are so lucky to have technology at our fingertips to make this so easy to do.
Here’s some recommendations…
Be clear about the above list and prioritise who you will call/message/facetime and how often.
By nature, we are social animals and we all need connection. Isolation and loneliness are precursors to depression and anxiety.
When we feel connected, we feel a sense of belonging, when we have the right emotional support around us we can in turn offer, love, respect and trust. These are the building blocks for our well-being. Paying attention to our emotional mental health will ward off anxiety, depression and allay fears that we may have.
It will help you to stay in control of the situation rather than the situation in control of you.
I am a teacher with twenty years of experience, a former head teacher and now a well-being champion, mindset coach and a mental health first aider. I am founder of the Every Teacher Matters Project and am currently responding to all types of support and enquiries for teachers, leaders and school staff. If you would like a free coaching call, follow this link…
If you wish to get in touch directly about your personal circumstances to see if I can help, please get in touch… email@example.com
Suneta is also a certified Master Practitioner in NLP, Timeline ® Therapy and Hypnosis and offers breakthrough programmes, using modern mind tools and can assist you in making positive changes and taking control of your thoughts.
To support the teaching and support staff at Smile Education through this difficult time, Suneta is offering a free 30-minute coaching session. If you would like to take advantage of this offer or enquire about any of Suneta’s other services then get in touch directly.
Be sure to look out for Suneta’s updates in Operation Smile.