Always be alert and energetic, how are you doing?
As a teacher you are addressed and challenged every day both mentally (preparing, teaching, administration) and physically (a lot of standing, a lot of talking) and socio-emotional (a lot of interaction with children, colleagues and parents). It is therefore not always easy to ensure that your vitality is maintained. Research also shows that education is a sector where many people have to deal with a high workload and resulting stress complaints. As an individual, it is not always possible to do something about the workload, but the way you deal with it can. When you increase your vitality, you can handle it better.
The starting point of the training is therefore to build up a better resistance and not lose unnecessary energy while teaching.
The exercises you are going to do ensure that your body can function optimally (again). And you will receive tools from us to monitor your stress. This gives you, among other things, that you have more energy during the day, that you sleep better at night and that your resistance improves considerably. So you get sick less quickly, you are less tired and you can simply enjoy your work more. A nice side effect is also that many people indicate that they feel better where their boundaries lie and can indicate them better. This prevents things from going wrong (again) in the future.
Better oxygen delivery to the tissue by breathing less!
It is a common misconception that deep or heavy breathing would give you more oxygen. The red blood cells (which transport the oxygen throughout the body) are almost always more than 95% saturated with oxygen, regardless of how much you breathe.
The question is therefore not whether enough oxygen enters, but whether the oxygen is also delivered sufficiently to the tissues in the body that need oxygen. The carbon dioxide content in the blood is important here. If the carbon dioxide content is high, sufficient oxygen will be released, if the carbon dioxide content is too low, insufficient oxygen will be released. This mechanism is better known in medical science as the Bohr effect.
Greater stress resistance
Healthy tension is not bad. But one of the consequences of unhealthy breathing is that the whole body, including the brain, gets too little oxygen. By persistently breathing too much (which 90% of people now do!), The body eventually switches to combustion without oxygen. This is called lactic acid burn. As a result, you will suffer from, for example, loss of concentration, muscle cramps and fatigue. Lack of oxygen in the brain also provokes unpleasant thoughts and tension.
Experiencing nervousness and tension time and again when having to deliver a performance can cost a lot of energy and acquire a self-evoking character. People can feel very tense before a concert or performance and extra tired after a concert. It is unfortunate and unnecessary if medication has to be taken to suppress this nervousness and possible performance anxiety.
One of the first results after the RelaxBreathing is that people fall asleep better (no superfluous luxury after a performance) and get up more rested. After using the RelaxBreathing technique for a few months (some of the exercises can be done on the bus, in the car, while waiting, etc.), most people notice a clear difference in how they feel. You feel clearer, have more energy, and are generally more relaxed.
The fact that health improves in the long term because the immune system and the hormone balance can recover with healthy breathing (and you are less likely to catch a cold and become ill) is of course a bonus.
Elementary school teacher no more asthma
In the past I may have used Ventolin to be able to sleep peacefully into the night, last week I was able to sleep well after the exercise. I have also been able to control a burst of laughter, which quickly turns into breathlessness and wheezing, with the “cough stop exercise”. Quite successful! And this morning I ran again with my mouth closed, this went well again.
Teacher (44) receives compliments
“This week I received a nice compliment twice. The first was from a colleague teacher. She knows that I am following this training and thought that I looked calmer and radiated differently from my eyes.
The second compliment came from a parent, she did not know that I am following this training. At a benefit evening, where she was also present, I had to give a presentation. Afterwards she indicated that I presented more calmly than a while ago during a parents’ evening and that my breathing was calmer. Before that she thought that my breathing was high and faster, which also made the presentation a bit more unclear. A nice boost that motivates me again !!”