University Teachers of the Deaf: Stress Reduction
This valuable course is designed to support university teachers of the Deaf and support their mental health and wellbeing. It's been created to promote self-care and stress reduction specifically HE settings.
About this course
Helping university teachers of the Deaf to develop stress reduction strategies
Stress can be extremely tiring and, long-term, can lead to lack of concentration, an inability to make decisions, a lack of energy, declining performance, and motivation, and ultimately illness and sickness absence.
This course is designed for teachers of the Deaf to help them understand and recognise stress and develop strategies to reduce it by managing pressure, increasing energy levels, improving sleep, and boosting overall wellbeing.
What does University Teachers of the Deaf: Stress Reduction course cover?
This course will help you recognise the root causes of stress and anxiety when teaching Deaf university students. It also provides a range of strategies designed to enable you to manage the physical and emotional symptoms of stress and depression you may be experiencing, signposting self-help techniques and external support available.
What outcomes can you expect from this course?
Completing this course will help you to:
By the end of the course, you'll have a greater understanding of stress reduction and be able to:
- Understand cause and effects of stress.
- Identify stress triggers.
- Raise awareness of strategies to manage negative stress and learn how to spot signs of stress in yourself and those in your care.
- Manage workloads to help reduce stress.
- Increase physical, energy, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.
- Heighten your self-awareness.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for specialist teachers of the Deaf who are seeking to reduce the impact of stress on both themselves and the Deaf learners in their care.
Who will you learn with?
Rebecca Caddick-Walls, Mental Health Nurse who has worked in the field of mental health and deafness for 19 years.
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