Remedy for Teacher/Parent Anxiety

Anxiety is everywhere. But even when we feel it, we can still be of use to the children we're with.

When you feel it, when your heart races, when things are elevating, turn your attention to your feet, to how they feel on the ground. Turn your attention to the child you are with, to the entirety of what they are doing/saying. Listen for stillness.

This can feel very uncomfortable the first few times we try to do it. But it gets easier the more we persist and practice. But don't believe me! Try it (a lot) and see for yourself.

Just as we redirect the attention of our children to skillful, meaningful activities, we can also work to direct our own attention. We don't ignore our feelings of anxiety, we allow them to be there without latching on to them. We allow them to pass.

What do you think? Is this really an option? Does it help? Add your comments below so we can all benefit from your experience.

April 25, 2024 by Maitri Admin
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