the essence of Education

the essence supports staff and students in schools and other places of learning to build emotional self-regulation for wellbeing. With increasing awareness of the pressures inherent in the Education sectors and society at large, including stress, anxiety and bullying, it’s important that we meaningfully, pragmatically and individually address our wellbeing concerns. The training programs and workshops offered are based on science from the HeartMath® Institute, which has its systems in thousands of schools. These include a scientifically-validated system of stress intervention techniques.

Benefits include:

  • Improved clarity and focus
  • Enhanced learning progress, irrespective of age
  • Increased vitality, clarity, resilience and creativity
  • Enhanced capacity for job satisfaction and performance
  • Improved relational awareness in all professional interactions

The training helps build understanding of the effects of stress on our own physiology as well as on others, whether they be adults or children. It’s important that staff first attend to care and regulation of their own energy, for the benefit of themselves, their relationships and environment, both at work and at home. Manaakitia tātou me o mātou taiao.

For those who value biofeedback, technology is available for ongoing monitoring and sustainability of wellbeing, for adults and/or students.

This staff training has direct relevance to the New Zealand Education Council’s Standards for the Teaching Profession.


“An informative series with practical strategies to enhance our resilience and wellbeing.”
Andrew Chesswas, Principal

“An inspiring and valuable day of learning, practical and theory.”
Stacey Lawrence, Deputy Principal.

“Teaching is an extremely busy, demanding and at times draining career. The message of self-care and self-wellness is an excellent reminder that in order to be the best versions of ourselves we have to truly look after ourselves and know strategies to use when challenged by stress and workplace situations.”
Helen Foster, Team Leader/Teacher.

“[I learned] how to build up my resilience to workplace stress [and] I learned useful techniques which I’m excited about utilising at work.”
Nick Lyons, Teacher.

“[I value] understanding the effects of our heart and our ability to self-regulate, make clear decisions and actions.
I am going to share these techniques with my husband who is in a high stress job and does not have access to this type
of PD.”
Megan Dunn, Principal.