Those of us called to teach, who flush with the pleasure of a student’s hard won insight or accomplishment and who do all we can to stay true to our purpose to lift and to launch others into the magic of new knowledge, new skills, and new relationships, are often shocked to feel our passion for work we believe in unequivocally drain away. And yet this ebbing of passion happens, these days more than ever before, even among the most committed teachers. We often learn the hard way that powering through the pain we feel on our students’ behalf can lead to Compassion Fatigue so debilitating we feel forced to leave rather than further our relationship with teaching and learning. Happily, there is now an effective remedy for teachers’ professional exhaustion.
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Martin Seligman’s latest book, Flourish: A Visionary New Understanding of Happiness and Well Being, describes exciting scientific evidence proving our ability to replace negative beliefs and thoughts with those that support well being. You can experience Seligman’s enthusiasm for Positive Psychology first hand at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0LbwEVnfJA. Those of us who have been using tapping as a means of daily self regulation know that the benefits of replacing negative beliefs and thoughts with positive ones include joy and optimism; we have also discovered that joy and optimism contribute to our overall sense of well being while increasing our store of resilience. Tapping builds what in Seligman’s Positive Psychology theory are measurable aspects of well being: positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and achievement (PERMA). Using the positive psychology exercises along with tapping strength our ability to live with resourcefulness, enthusiasm, kindness, and hope.
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