A practice of mindful presence can reduce stress and improve teacher performance
Former teacher, Judy Shasek (read more here) developed P2Walk for Teachers with the hope of making a difference for the hardest-working members of our community.
Most conscientious HR leaders today understand the importance of wellness programs for employee stress management. Reducing workplace stress contributes to long-term employee happiness, worker retention and productivity, leading to a new trend in more comprehensive mind and body wellness initiatives. (More research on mindfulness and workplace wellness)
Power of Presence Walk (P2Walk) can help combat stress. School districts that have successfully implemented workplace wellness programs focusing on exercise, stress management and nutrition report seeing increases in employee morale, improved employee health behaviors and higher levels of general well-being among employees. We want to be your partner – complementing your existing initiatives. (P2Walk for Learning provides these benefits for students)
Healthy employees are a critical component of a thriving school. A healthy workplace leads to teachers who are more satisfied with their jobs and are able to be higher performing. They are absent fewer days and more likely to stay in their positions.
- Training for P2Walk is cost and time-effective. For as low as $1 per employee a District can reap measurable outcomes from the first month
- Teachers can self-direct an on-going practice using P2Walk audio (guided mindfulness scripts) in 15-minute sessions: any day, any time – no special equipment needed
Research shows that by creating a culture of health and increasing healthy behaviors—with stress management as a key component—wellness programs can increase teachers’ ability to focus, reduce absenteeism, improve morale and satisfaction.
Reducing teacher stress leads to reduced healthcare costs
Teacher wellbeing is a powerful tool in the school learning environment: Unhappy, stressed-out teachers are often less healthy, less effective and more expensive.
There are hundreds of scientific studies out there to support this. Here are some sobering facts that are directly related to the high costs of employee healthcare.
Health care expenditures are nearly 50% greater for workers who report high levels of stress.
Employees under high levels of stress cost up to 40% more than employees with manageable stress levels.
P2Walk is easily implemented, cost effective and can be provided as often as needed in 15-minute sessions.