THE CONCEPT OF SYSTEMRELATED STRESS REDUCTION (SYSRED) IN EDUCATIONAL FIELDS

TitleTHE CONCEPT OF SYSTEMRELATED STRESS REDUCTION (SYSRED) IN EDUCATIONAL FIELDS
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsStueck, M
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume29
Start Page119-134
Date PublishedMay/2011
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 942645
Keywordsstress and teacher, stress coping in school
Abstract

Existing analysis about teachers’ and student´s experience of stress, related health risk factors, and consequences for the profession represent the basis of this integrated stress-management concept designed for educational fields, e.g. schools. It has been developed by the author of this article since 1994. The SYSRED-Concept (SYStemrelated Stress REDuction) follows three level of stress management, which are used integratively with both teachers and children. First (Level of children), it offers strategies for stress preventive work with children (e.g. EMYK: training of relaxation with elements of yoga for children). Secondly (Level of adults), courses for stress-management for teachers were developed and evaluated (e.g. STRAIMY: Stress-management training with elements of yoga; BIODANZA: dance and motion oriented psychological intervention method for stress-management). Finally, seminars for the broadening of teachers’ pedagogic-psychological competences are carried out (e.g. employment of relaxation methods in class; method-training seminars for the reduction of exam anxieties and for a better handling of behavioural disorders and discipline problems). Thirdly (level of conditions), the conditions which cause stress are analyzed and changed. Within the framework of accompanying evaluations we examined around 600 subjects with regard to the short and long term effects of the measures taken concerning personnel development and intervention on certain psychological, psycho-social, and immunological parameters. We were able to prove the stress reducing effects of the trainings methods for both students and teachers as well as the improvement of the teachers’ pedagogical-psychological competences caused by participating in the training seminars. Until now we were sucessfully working with 1000 teachers and pupils applying the components of the SYSRED-Concept. This article further explains an Masterplan to secure the Balance between Intuitive-emotional vs. Rationbal Education. This Plan helps to get an overview where the stressreduction methods from SYSRED are integrated. Within it, it is discussed the role of the Body-Orientation, Stressreduction, Empathy and ability to Love in educational fields as human basic behaviour in educational fields, which has to be developed within the Education of the 21st century.

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