By

Dr Mariko Kishi
‘Failure is not an option’: This is a strong statement which evokes many fearful thoughts in manypeople. Indeed, living with this powerful belief myself prevented me from trying new things or eventrying to do my best- whether it was doing school work or learning new skills. I did not learn to ride abicycle until I...
Story: I would like to share with you an experience with the SEJ that I had when I was told by a student ‘You are too busy to speak with me’ and I had a reaction. I had such a powerful experience with the transformative power of the SEJ process and I would like to...
I was talking to a couple the other day about children and what they are currently doing. The man isa mathematician and his wife a musician. Their elder son is also a talented musician and the secondone is an engineer. They asked me about our children, and I told them one has a degree in...
Today I would like to share with you why I paid for my own training in the SEJ as part of my role as a tutor.At the beginning I embarked on the practice of the SEJ to deal with my own life situations and circumstancesmainly to do with my relationships not just with family or...
Around this time of the year, I often hear final year students saying they are confused aboutwhat to do next after graduating (which can be more accurately articulated as what theySHOULD do next). I tell them that it is a great place to be as they can investigate what theyreally want to do. They may...
As an educator, I have seen first-hand how young people can suffer from mental andemotional distress but did not have the necessary skills to cope or manage themselves. Itdoes not matter what the issue is, they feel unable to take appropriate action. They wait along time for support services to help them and sadly it...
There is a perceived gulf between the expectations of parents /carers for students at HEIand the university system when student’s mental health is at stake. There needs to be aholistic approach in supporting students at these vulnerable times especially when itbecomes overwhelming and challenging to the extent that the student stops being engagedwith university life...
It has been reported in an NUT article ”Teacher’s workload is at unprecedented levels. The mostrecent DfE teacher workload survey in 2016, showed teachers are working on average 54.4 hours aweek. We are losing far too many good teachers. An exhausted, dispirited teacher is not whatchildren or parents want or deserve.” This figure is likely to be...
In my role as a lecturer and a tutor I meet many many students with various reasons for studying for a degree be it science or humanities (the subject does not matter here). They may be seeking the first step to a professional career in a particular field e.g., Teacher/ Solicitor/Health Care etc, they may...
In 2018 the BBC news reported that the number of students disclosing mental health problems had increased fivefold in a decade. Sir Anthony Seldon, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Buckingham and a campaigner on student well-being, said: “Student suicide rates and emotional distress levels could be reduced at university if we act differently.” Before the...
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