Recommended Reading by SFT

Reading can be very beneficial when suffering with the symptoms of stress. It provides a way of escapism for a short while.  It can being about understanding, peace and knowledge.  Knowledge is power and power gives you back your control!

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7 steps to successStress Free Teacher’s 7 Steps to Success Quick Read E-book – Writing from South Wales in the United Kingdom, the Stress Free Teacher hopes to provide you with help, support and guidance through a series of quick read e-books that you can dip into for support through your tablet, phone or Kindle.   A final note: 10% of all proceeds from the sales of this series of e-books will be going to the Education Support Partnership – a charity formed to help teachers with support and guidance. @EdSupportUk

work work sftWork, Work, Work? What about your wellbeing?  Stress Free Teacher – I am a father of two adorable children that deserve more of my time than I can ever possibly give them as a teacher. I am husband to a wonderful caring wife without whose support I truly believe I would not be writing this book today. I have ridden along the roller coaster of teaching. I have felt it’s exhilarating inclines and I have felt the devastating lows that can be experienced along the ride. I have battled with stress, anxiety and depression brought on by the profession. But, I have lived to tell the tale. This book is an account of my trials and tribulations as well as some of the practical ways in which I fought back against the cloud that so desperately consumed my thoughts, my actions, my life!

elephant.pngThe Elephant in the Staffroom: How to reduce stress and improve teacher wellbeing   

Chris Eyre“The Elephant in the Staffroom is the survival guide that every busy teacher needs for practical advice on teacher wellbeing. Written in an informal, conversational style, the book is divided into 40 bite-size chunks, covering a range of essential topics from understanding and avoiding burnout, to successful working patterns, and even surviving the school holidays!”

Stress Free Teaching: A Practical Guide to Tackling Stress in Teaching, Lecturing and Tutoring Russell Joseph – This manual provides advice on dealing with stress in teaching. It seeks to combine self-help guidance with a core of professional reality to provide solutions that are effective and tailored to the demands of the educational sector. There are case studies from both the UK and abroad.

1book2The Chimp Mind Management Model is based on scientific facts and principles, which have been simplified into a workable model for easy use.  It will help you to develop yourself and give you the skills, for example, to remove anxiety, have confidence and choose your emotions.  The book will do this by giving you an understanding of the way in which your mind works and how you can manage it.  It will help you to identify what is holding you back or preventing you from having a happier and more successful life.


1bookThe Monk Who Sold His Ferrari: by motivational speaker and author Robin Sharma is an inspiring tale that provides a step-by-step approach to living with greater courage, balance, abundance and joy. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari tells the extraordinary story of Julian Mantle, a man forced to confront the spiritual crisis of his out-of-balance life, and the subsequent wisdom that he gains on a life-changing odyssey that enables him to create a life of passion, purpose and peace.

Stress-Busting for Teachers Chris Kyriacou Teaching is widely regarded as one of the most stressful professions. This book tackles the sources of stress, how to pre-empt stress, and offers a range of direct action and practical coping strategies.

Wellbeing A Practical Guide

This book is full of expert, practical advice which teaches you to use the latest techniques to achieve a healthy state of mind and body. BECOME MORE ENERGIZED by adopting quality sleep patterns. OPTIMIZE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH by harnessing your natural ability to heal. ACHIEVE CALM by learning to manage your stress levels. DISCOVER HAPPINESS AND FULFILMENT by investing in yourself and others.

The Little Book of Mindfulness: 10 minutes a day to less stress, more peace

“The greatest ‘little book’ ever! Take my advice, buy it now and you will wonder how you ever managed without it!” – Amazon Customer This beautifully illustrated book will set you and your family on the road of mindfulness so you can lead a more mindful, peaceful and relaxed life. Find long-lasting happiness with The Little Book of Mindfulness!

Control Stress : Stop Worrying and Feel Good Now !

Everyone has some degree of stress in their life, but hardly anyone has the skills to deal with it. An astonishing 50 per cent of the reasons why people go to the doctor are stress-related, and one recent scientific study showed that in the current economic climate, more people are missing work from stress-related problems than ever before. Read this book and, as a result of having greater control over the stress in your life

AFL Made Easy: 50 Ways to incorporate assessment for learning in your classroom

afl sftStress Free Teacher – Assessment for learning (AFL) has been a major focus in recent years in classrooms across the world. How we assess children’s knowledge, understanding and wellbeing in the classroom can all be covered through quality AFL practices. I have compiled inside this e-book 50 ways to use AFL in your classroom. Some of the ideas may be familiar to you, whilst others may be new. Therefore I feel that there is something in this book for you whether you are a trainee Teacher, Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) or a seasoned professional.