“In the classroom, you are a drill sergeant, a rabbi, a shoulder to cry on, a disciplinarian, a singer, a low-level scholar, a clerk, a referee, a clown, a counsellor, a dress-code enforcer, a conductor, an apologist, a philosopher, a collaborator, a tap dancer, a politician, a therapist, a fool, a traffic cop, a priest, a mother-father-brother-sister-uncle-aunt, a bookkeeper, a critic, a psychologist, and the last straw.”
Frank McCourt, Pulitzer Prize-winner
Teachers are incredible and I have a huge respect for the amazing work they do. In fact a large part of my practice is working with teachers who feel overwhelmed with the pressure of their job and they recognise that it is having an impact on their health so they want to find a better way to cope with stress and achieve a work/life balance.
Their work load is huge and in one day they play many roles, in addition to their actual job as teacher. Yet in spite of this they remain passionate, dedicated and committed to their work.
As Clair, a teacher from Dublin explains:
” The Hollywood image of the teacher surrounded by an army of angel students, really does not in any way reflect the reality of the job. Taking care of yourself is the key to having any longevity in the job and Homeopathy really enhances that”.
You might well say, teaching will always be stressful so what can I do?
Stress is healthy in moderation, it motivates and protects you. But too much stress can be detrimental to your health and the negative impact eventually expresses itself in your body. It weakens your immune system, plays havoc with your hormones and it can take its toll on your emotional well-being.
Some of the reasons, teachers decided to come and see me include:
Before trying Homeopathy, some of the teachers would have opted for conventional treatment or antibiotics to alleviate painful symptoms or recurring problems. Emotional stress might have been dealt with by taking sleeping tablets, antidepressants, or similar. However they recognise that these don’t tackle the underlying problem and often only provide a temporary solution.
Fortunately there is a way to break the cycle and manage your stress better.
In Homeopathy we take a holistic approach to your health and we treat the person, not the disease. Each person receives an individualised treatment plan recognising that stress factors and coping mechanisms differ for everyone.
During the consultation we discuss your health concerns and the healing is facilitated by using homeopathic remedies that are safe, gentle, yet very powerful in stimulating a healing action.
By treating the underlying issues, not only are you able to help resolve what bothers you most, you can also improve your health on many levels at the same time.
“ My fourteen years between mainstream and SEN teaching, would never have been possible without the support of Eileen and Homeopathy.
Firstly even as a student teacher I could see the enormous pressure on my voice as a teacher. From the moment you step into the school, you are using your voice all day and especially in the early years it really takes its toll. Homeopathy restored my voice back on many occasions.
Apart from the many rewards, the level of work required especially with increased paperwork means it can be exhausting on so many levels. The months of September and June spring to mind the most. Homeopathy continues to provide me with the essential self-care tools to sustain me during these demanding months, and throughout the year in general.
A mental break is so much needed at the end of each day. It can be mentally as well as physically draining and trying to detach and relax after work can be very challenging. Homeopathy once again has helped me to detach in the evening and has given me my life back in many ways especially after intense meetings and also during the dreaded WSE!
My sleep can be affected on many occasions, especially before those difficult meetings and once again. Homeopathy has supported me here and helped me get a restful night sleep.
In a job where no matter how nice you class are or how supported your staff are, you are under pressure to please all, all the time and without Eileen and Homeopathy I honestly feel I would have lost the sense of who I am as a person as well as a teacher.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Homeopathy with Eileen as both a remedy and a self care tool for working in such a demanding and of course rewarding job. Clair, Dublin 2
If you would like to find a better way to manage your stress or have a health problem you would like to resolve, why not try a Free 15 Minute Consultation with me to see if I can help you.
Or feel free to email me at email@example.com or call 086 089 1037 today. (International: +353 860891037)
With my best wishes
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Eileen Scullion of Homeopathy-Healing is a Registered Homeopath LicISH ISHom with the Irish Society of Homeopaths (The Regulatory Body for the Homeopathic Profession which is recognized by the Department of Health and Children and works on the National Working Group towards an integrated Health System).