Teacher Burnout is defined as “a state of chronic stress that leads to physical and emotional exhaustion, cynicism, detachment, and feelings of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment."
Studies prove that Meditation for teachers can PREVENT BURNOUT and that it also has several other benefits:
it boosts SELF-ESTEEM
Meditation helps teachers to see themselves as people who can and should contribute positively to society. A teacher with great self-esteem and confidence becomes a positive role model and tends to be happier in his/her profession.
It Changes the BRAIN STRUCTURE for the better
Meditation can modify the brain structure, increasing the brain area related to learning, memory, introspection, and reducing the area related to more aggressive behavior, reactivity and impulsive responses.
It increases IMMUNITY.
Research reports that there is a significant increase in antibodies in people who meditate.
They conclude that a short meditation program has positive effects on the brain and immune function.
It improves SLEEP
The regular practice of meditation makes people relax more fully, preventing them from sleeping with negative thoughts, facilitating falling asleep and improving the quality of sleep
It increases WORK PRODUCTIVITY
In addition, meditation also helps to better deal with stress and labor conflict, providing a better relationship with colleagues.
It Develops CONCENTRATION
Meditation develops focus and concentration as you turn your attention to simpler aspects such as your breath or body parts. This training will make you more aware of the countless thoughts that invade your mind.
It helps with CHRONIC PAIN
Meditation has analgesic and anti-inflammatory power, as the activity lowers the levels of substances that cause stress and pain in the body.