(Closed) Bees who teach or who have taught something – help with anxiety!

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 17
3120 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@YogaFaerie:  It doesn’t matter if you have a certificate, bacheler’s, master’s, doctorate, or a bosses encouragement to lead a meeting….everyone has a first day/class/lesson.  

You just have to dive in!  Each time it gets easier.  Each moment is a learning experience.  Don’t let fear hold you back…can you imagine how sad your life will be if you don’t take chances?  

They won’t let you do something if you’re not qualified.  If you love it and it’s your passion it will come out in your practice and it will inspire others.  You can do this!

Post # 19
9950 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

TO @YogaFaerie:  Good Luck…

And do keep us all posted on how it goes… we on the Bee are CHEERING for you !!


Post # 21
1729 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Wow! You’ve received excellent advice! 

I recently began student teaching and I was absolutely terrified. I would wake up throughout the night worrying about the next day. 

I wouldn’t have believed it at the beginning but each day really gets a bit easier. As @curlymeg said, it’s good to develop your own “teaching persona”. 

I also tried Rescue Remedy spray and gum the first several weeks of school. It’s possible it was a placebo effect but it really helped my anxiety. 

Good luck – you’re going to be teaching because you’re wonderful!

Post # 23
1070 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@curlymeg:  Agreed! The “teacher persona” is a great help.

It’s not me in front of that class, it’s Ms. H.

Ms. H is strong and won’t take crap from her high school freshmen.

Ms. H is patient and doesn’t snap at the students.

Ms. H is quick on her feet and can get from the front of the room to the back of the class to grab the scissors one student was maliciously pointing at another student.

Ms. H is there for advice whenever you need help.


Jacki, on the other hand, is an impatient couch potato with a debilitating case of road rage and unhealthy affinity towards dairy products.

It’s like having a superhero identity. It’s not really you up there, it’s your teacher persona. Of course they’re both you, but they’re just different sides of the same coin. It helps you distance yourself from the anxiety you might have.

It’s not YOU they’re looking at, it’s Ms. H.

Post # 24
1399 posts
Bumble bee

@YogaFaerie:  Once you start class, you will be fine.  At least one time a year I have someone from corporate drop in unexpectedly to take my class and evaluate me.  I am nervous through the first routine, but once I start I realize how much fun I am having.  You will be fine.

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