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Finding Calm in the Storm: Stress Management Techniques for SENCOs with Ki Addis

by | May 5, 2023

Finding Calm in the Storm: Stress Management Techniques for SENCOs with Ki Addis

by | May 5, 2023

Embracing Serenity: A Guide to Stress Management for SENCOs

Understanding Stress and Its Impact

Ki Addis opened the webinar by defining stress and explaining its profound effect on decision-making, particularly in the high-pressure role of SENCOs. She articulated how stress, if not managed, could significantly hinder one’s ability to support SEN pupils effectively.

Theories and Strategies for Stress Reduction for SENCOs

The core of the discussion revolved around various theories related to stress management. Ki provided attendees with both theoretical insights and practical advice aimed at fostering a more relaxed approach to their responsibilities.

A Personal Approach to Wellbeing

Ki’s background as an assistant head and a qualified hypnotherapist added depth to her presentation, offering a unique perspective on achieving balance and reducing negative energies in a demanding educational environment.

Meditation: A Tool for Immediate Relief

The highlight for many was the concluding segment, an 8-minute guided meditation led by Ki. This exercise was designed to help participants experience immediate stress relief, illustrating the power of mindfulness and meditation in restoring calm.

Key Takeaways and Reflections

Participants left the session with a range of strategies to manage stress more effectively, emphasizing the importance of self-care and mental health in fulfilling their roles as SENCOs. Ki’s practical advice, coupled with her soothing meditation, provided a much-needed respite and toolkit for educators facing daily pressures.

This webinar not only offered valuable insights into stress management but also underscored the critical need for SENCOs to prioritize their wellbeing. Ki Addis’s expertise in hypnotherapy and her understanding of the educational landscape provided a comprehensive approach to navigating the challenges of supporting SEN pupils while maintaining personal health and productivity.

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