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Season 2: Happiness and Wellbeing Series: Nina Jackson: Emotional and Mental Wellbeing
Episode Snapshot – Emotional and Mental Wellbeing
Kelly Long chats with Nina Jackson, an Associate Director with Independent Thinking. Nina’s expertise is in special needs education and many years’ of experience in schools focusing on music, the Arts and teaching and learning in all its guises, Nina has a breath-taking grasp of what makes classrooms, children – and their teachers – tick.
In the fourth episode of the Happiness and Wellbeing series Nina outlines a range of strategies targeted at improving the emotional and mental health of staff and students in schools.
Together Kelly and Nina dive into how schools can support staff and students with their emotional and mental wellbeing.
Nina guides us through:
- Creating a whole school policy that fosters positive wellbeing
- Strategies for developing emotional resilience
- Practising good mental health
- How to create opportunities and workable programmes for people to talk and support each other
In the fourth interview of the Inspiration 4 Teachers Happiness and Wellbeing series, Kelly and Nina reveal how schools can help students and teachers to support Emotional and Mental Wellbeing.
The Little Book of Music for the Classroom (Independent Thinking Series) Using Music to Improve Memory, Motivation, Learning and Creativity
The UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Increasing awareness and understanding of depression.
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Season 2: Happiness and Wellbeing Series: Natasha Grey: Harness Happiness
Episode Snapshot – Harness Happiness
Kelly Long chats with Natasha Grey, an expert in Child and Family Therapy. She is the co-author of the children’s book titled Everyday Superheroes and is the host of the Conscious Living Podcast. She focuses her time and energy on wellbeing and wholeness that includes mind, body and spirit.
In the third episode of the Happiness and Wellbeing series Natasha outlines how to use questions to harness and find happiness.
Together Kelly and Natasha dive into how to take control your life.
Natasha guides us through:
- How to use questions to find happiness
- Taking control of your life, and certainty
- Finding and empowering meaning in your life
- How to choose and create your happiness
- Setting yourself up to win
In the second interview of the Inspiration 4 Teachers Happiness and Wellbeing series, Kelly and Natasha reveal how to harness happiness.
Learn Tips & Tools On How To Live A Conscious Life
Experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits
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Season 2: Happiness and Wellbeing Series: Stephanie Davies: Laughology can Improve Happiness and Wellbeing
Episode Snapshot – Laughology can Improve Happiness and Wellbeing
Kelly Long chats with Stephanie Davies, one of the UK’s leading voices in the psychology of happiness, humour and laughter. In the past 15 years she has worked on innovative projects and events in the private and public sector. Stephanie’s creative and rounded approach to engagement, happiness at work, continued development and culture change drives success not only with the organisations she works with but at Laughology too.
In the second episode of the Happiness and Wellbeing series Stephanie outlines how laughter is a skill which can be used to improve happiness and wellbeing within schools.
Together Kelly and Stephanie dive into how Laughology can improve happiness and wellbeing.
Stephanie guides us through:
- The components to a happy life
- How to break negative thought patterns
- Techniques for re-framing how to interact with the world to improve wellbeing
- How laughology can improve a schools culture
In the second interview of the Inspiration 4 Teachers Happiness and Wellbeing series, Kelly and Stephanie reveal how Laughology can Improve Happiness and Wellbeing.
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Season 2: Happiness and Wellbeing Series: Kathryn Bryant: The Power of Mindfulness
Episode Snapshot – The Power of Mindfulness
Kelly Long chats with Kathryn Bryant, the creator of the Brilliant Living Blueprint, founder of BrilliantLivingHQ.com, and one half of the Changeability podcast, which she hosts with husband Julian Illman at Changeability.me.
In this first episode of the Happiness and Wellbeing series Kathryn outlines the distinction between happiness and our level of wellbeing, what it looks like and how it should feel. Kathryn guides us through strategies and techniques so that we can easily implement them in our daily routines, to reduce our levels of stress and commence on a journey towards greater wellbeing and overall happiness.
Together Kelly and Kathryn dive into the power of Mindfulness to improve wellbeing and happiness.
- How to recognise toxic situations, people and environments
- How to manage negative triggers that impact on our level of wellbeing
- Quick and effective strategies for reducing stress
- Positive thinking and techniques to manage the mind
In the first interview of the Inspiration 4 Teachers Happiness and Wellbeing series, Kelly and Kathryn reveal The Power of Mindfulness.
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Season 2: 64: Lisa Ashes: Managing Challenging Environments and Behaviour
Episode Snapshot – Managing Challenging Environments and Behaviour
Kelly Long chats with Lisa Ashes, former Classroom Assistant to Teaching and Learning Leader, Lisa is on a mission to help schools break away from how they’ve traditionally arranged things and embrace a whole new way of looking at the curriculum.
Best embodied in Manglish, her unique approach to combining whole-school literacy and numeracy, Lisa’s work shows how truly creative schools make learning more real and relevant. In doing so, all children benefit, regardless of background and academic ability.
Together Kelly and Lisa dive into how to manage challenging environments and behaviour.
- The biggest challenges for teachers in managing challenging behaviour
- Quick and effective strategies for taking control of the classroom and managing behaviour
- Teaching learners to do it for themselves
- The benefits of hosting whole school community learning festivals
In the fourth interview of Season 2 of the Inspiration 4 Teachers Podcast Show, Kelly and Lisa reveal how to manage challenging environments and behaviour
Why Don’t Students Like School?:
A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How
the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom
The Little Book of Big Stuff about the Brain
Rethinking; Redefining; Reconnecting; Reclaiming Education.
For over twenty years, Independent Thinking has been helping schools help young people be better, both in the classroom and beyond.
Lisa’s blog about all things teaching and learning.