How to get your teaching staff to flourish
How can you crate wellbeing and engagement in your teaching staff so they actually can flourish?
By 2030 depression will be the largest global health burden facing the millennial generation. (WHO, 2011) and about 111,600 children between 5 and 16 in London have a clinically significant mental health illness.
But the good news is, you can make a difference.
Positive psychology is the study of the conditions and processes that contribute to the flourishing or optimal functioning of people, groups, and institutions. Positive psychology studies what makes life most worth living.
By harnessing positive psychology you can:
- Lift your mood
- Halt the spiral into depression
- Challenge pessimism- the fast track to depression
- Build resilience to depression
- Bounce back from challenging times and
- Experience a more sustainable form of happiness.
Control of your own wellbeing is a critical skill in challenging careers, but to expect our teaching professionals to be adept at such strategies is absurd. In fact, empowering your teachers to feel in control of their mental wellbeing is one of the most powerful forms of coaching you can give.
Positive Psychology Coaching (PPC) is a scientifically-rooted approach to helping clients. increase well-being, enhance and apply strengths, improve performance, and achieve valued goals.
At the core of PPC is a belief in the power of science to elucidate the best.”
As a school leader, you can make a difference by focussing your coaching time in an entirely different way, by giving your staff the gift of:
- Self-esteem and much more.
If you are interested in creating your school’s route to this, please get in touch.
About the author
Sak Rafiq is the CEO of BeBetter coaching and provides advice to school staff.