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September 10, 2019

Firstly, overwhelm is not caused by something external to you.

Secondly, the common thread

is you and your thinking is fluctuating and transient.

Thirdly, what have you grown to believe about worry and anxiety and how the body lets you know your thinking is often focusing away from love, joy, passion for what you love to do and  to be.

When you are new to a role, new to teaching, or it’s a new week, you often have expectations of






This dual perspective is experienced by of most of humanity. 

It is not how we were designed to experience this life.

How do I know?

Each of us has had that experience -  that instant sense of falling in love.


Then it disappears again. And we might think that that sense of loving comes from the other person, the new baby, new family pet. It doesn't. it is from us.

The o...

Five Key Ways to rediscover your best and easiest life.

  • Would you like to:

  • 1. bring a fresh sense of hope?

  • And . . .

  • 2. a change in unhappy habits or routines that cause a sense of dread?

Weathering the WHAT IF dreads - like weathering any storm, means understanding the impact of that storm or weather pattern. And understanding how to manage it. This is about understanding YOU.

At some time before ret...

Which emotion is a best fit for you as your consider your return to school? Is it an emotion you feel good or OK about? Or not?

Here are some simple facts to support you.

  1. 1 We are the thinkers - the creators of our own thought. Though we ARE NOT our thinking. We are greater than this.

  2. 2 We can't see thought although we CAN feel it.

  3. (Thought, then feeling, then action.)

3. Feeling any state or emotion...

When children and youth are coping with grief, it may take longer than you think. When someone you love dies, you live with the pain and loss, memories are so important, especially on Mother's Day coming up, birthday's father's Day and anniversaries.

Sudden death in a school community

This blog serves two purposes, to support schools in managing bereavement and to remind us all of how important people are to the children and you...

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Welcome to HLS Group

HLS was founded in 2009 by heads, for heads initially. It has now grown to include the whole school community, including children and youth coaching.


We provide teachers and leaders with a unique professional opportunity for candid conversations leading to precision, clarity and greater ease in their lives.

To date, HLS has supported hundreds of schools across the region.

None of us have infinite reservoirs of resilience. Having the ability to have clarity of thinking at times of our greatest stresses can be a true professional gift .