- Dr. Stuart Shanker
Stress is often perceived as a simple topic, but it is actually quite complex. Dr. Shanker explains that self regulation is “understanding stress, managing energy levels and tension”. Essentially, stress occurs when something requires our body to burn energy in order to maintain the internal balance. What is a stress to one person may not be a stress to another.
Developing your understanding of stress and becoming aware of how we are viewing behaviours can truly change your practice. When we become stress detectives and look for signs of stress to understand behaviour, it can ease our own stress as educators as well. This is a process that takes time to understand and adopt into your practice, be kind to yourself ... becoming aware is the first step!