Stress, as a matter of fact is an important part of life and as a fact, not all stress is bad as there is the healthy part of life even in the early stages of life. We all need to be challenged somewhat in order to grow and develop, both children and adults alike.
However, as much as this be the case, in actual sense what we have seen in the modern education system is a case of the healthy stress being displaced by toxic stress. Toxic stress basically occurs when the demands that we face in life get to consistently outplace the ability we have to cope with the demands. The following is a look at some of the ways and the impacts that toxic stress has on the various people groups in the education system.
What we will take a look at first is the impact that toxic stress has on the students. Toxic stress will actually have an impact on the attention, emotion and mood regulation, sleep and preparedness for learning in quite a number of classrooms. It gets to be even more troubling when you look at it from the perspective that such prolonged exposure to toxic stress will have such an impact on the child’s mental and physical health.
Toxic stresses as well will have their toll on educators. As for the educators, in most cases the effects of toxic stress will set off in issues such as decreased productivity and creativity in what they do, feelings of anxiety, dissociation, frustrations and these will finally end up in a situation of a total burnout. As a matter of fact, it is on this that most of the cases and causes of quitting the teaching profession has been attributed.
On the parents too, effects have been seen which are as a result of toxic stress. Thanks to the toxic stress factor, a number of parents have as such resulted to quite a number of parents developing rather poor parenting skills and habits and don’t really bring up their children as effectively by having such an emphatic and present centered approach.
By and large, a number of these problems that we happen to face can be easily sorted by adopting mindfulness and having this in education. Mindfulness happens to be such an ideal solution for a number of these cases for the fact that it is going to get deeper into the problem diagnosis and dealing with it as it goes way beyond the conceptual mind to the very root cause of the problem. Remember the fact that this is so necessary for the fact that the roots of toxic stress lie in the nervous system. By and large, mindfulness happens to be taking off from the point where we start out on a journey to be aware of the thoughts we have, the emotions, sensations and the environment that we are in.
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