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Self-Care: Putting on Your Oxygen Mask First – the Stress Contagion

Self-Care: Putting on Your Oxygen Mask First – the Stress Contagion

A University of British Columbia study that tested students’ cortisol (stress hormone) level and surveyed their teachers’ feeling of burnout identified a link between the two. This concept, coined the “stress contagion,” suggests that teacher stress levels can be transmitted to students, thus increasing their cortisol levels which further inhibit their ability to learn.

Dynamic Mindfulness comes to Jersey City Public School District

Dynamic Mindfulness comes to Jersey City Public School District

When we presented the reasons why trauma-informed Dynamic Mindfulness (DMind) could have a strong impact on students, it immediately resonated with Jersey City’s Superintendent Lyles. She wanted to pilot it in two of her alternative schools with the students most challenged with emotion regulation. Mary Jo, the Principal at Renaissance Institute in Jersey City wanted to […]