​A one hour training package on stress reduction techniques for school staff.

​Stress has been described by the Health and Safety Executive (2016) as 'the adverse reaction people have to excessive pressure or other types of demands put upon them.'

In a 2015 survey by the University of Manchester, teaching was placed in the top three most stressful professions with over 50% of teachers admitting to 'severe' levels of work-related stress.

It is recognised that prolonged stress can cause mental and physical illness, in fact over 10 million work days were lost due to stress in 2015/16 at a cost of over £6.5 billion to the UK economy.

'Managing Stress' is a one hour training package suitable for staff meetings or INSET days designed to address the increasing need for stress reduction strategies usable within a school setting.

​Aims of the course

  • ​To develop a knowledge and understanding of the causes of stress.

  • To help teachers and support staff recognise the symptoms of stress in themselves and others.

  • To enable staff to be open and honest about mental health issues.

  • To deliver a short guided relaxation session to provide an instant de-stressing experience.

  • To provide clear advice and practical solutions to help reduce stress within the workplace and beyond.

Elisabeth Holmes - Training Provider

​I have been a primary school teacher in Blackburn with Darwen for 25 years, working in a number of different schools. As such, I am well aware of the ever increasing pressures placed on school staff at all levels.

Over the years, I have seen many great teachers lose their confidence and passion for the job through stress. Often they have hidden their difficulties until the physical symptoms have escalated to the point of long-term sickness absence.

Having suffered with stress myself, I found that by making a few simple changes one's resilience can be massively enhanced.

As a registered hypnotherapist, I have made it my mission to help teachers develop their own stress management techniques thus enabling them to retain their enthusiasm and motivation for teaching.


​          "I really enjoyed your presentation. Most useful was how to identify signs of stress and what to do                     about it."   GH

​          "The relaxation technique was very good and about staying positive."   LH

​           " All of it was useful especially the coping strategies. After dealing with anxiety/stress in the past it                  was nice to be reminded that I'm not on my own."  NT

​           " It was useful to recognise that stress was normal and sometimes useful. In future, make the                              relaxation session last for the FULL SESSION!" LJ