Amy Malloy is the founder of No More ShouldTeaching mindfulness to educators and students. She is a writer and editor with 15 years of teaching, evaluation, and educational publishing experience. She combines this expertise with certified training in wellness practices.

In this articleAmy explains what technostress is and how our Spring Day webinars give you the tools to develop a practical self-care plan.

What is technostress?

Technostress affects people in different ways. I agree with Chiapettas (2017) definition as:

“Technostress is a syndrome that occurs when the person exposed to information overload and constant contact with most digital devices develops a state of stress.”

This explanation is not limited to specific symptoms. However, most of us can relate to the fact that technological devices are overexposed – especially in the past year. As a result, I imagine that many people have experienced some symptoms of technostress as a result.

What are the symptoms of technostress?

While symptoms of technostress differ, there are a number of common experiences.You may be obsessively checking social media or having difficulty focusing on everyday tasks. Or maybe you feel demotivated and in a bad mood. You may be too focused on getting the latest technology. Or you actively avoid the use of technology or are afraid of it.

Why should we worry about technostress?

Humans are adaptable, it’s part of our biology, but when changes happen too quickly, symptoms of stress arise. And in our modern, ever-bustling culture, it’s easy to assume there’s something wrong with us when we feel like we can’t handle technology. It can feel like we fail because we aren’t Focus or achieve enough. We could feel stupid if we don’t understand how software works.

In response, we need to find ways to relieve that stress and return to a more restful state.

What happens during the spring days?

This year there are two webinars on technostress. My session is focused on self care. The second session with Donatella Fitzgerald explores how reading and storytelling can improve wellbeing.

A Year Later: Customizing Your Self-Care – A Webinar with Amy Malloy

2020 brought some seismic changes in education. This session examines the long-term effects, including technostress, and examines what has and has not changed on our wellbeing. I will help you develop a practical self-sufficiency plan for you and your students and lay further supportive foundations for stress relief and recovery.

speaker theme title date Time BST * Link to registration
Amy Malloy Technostress A year later: adjusting your self-care 5th of May 9 am TO REGISTER

Improve Your Students’ Wellbeing Through Stories – A Webinar with Donatella Fitzgerald

This webinar shows us how reading and storytelling can improve student wellbeing. At the same time, reading can help fill the gap of learning lost by the pandemic. Donatella will share practical ideas and activities for students of all ages. These activities can be done at home or in class. whether in face-to-face, hybrid or online lessons.

speaker theme title date Time BST * Link to registration
Donatella Fitzgerald Technostress Improve your students’ wellbeing through stories 5th of May 16.30 o’clock TO REGISTER
May 6th 8 o’clock in the morning TO REGISTER

You can find more events during the spring days at the program, now online. Register now so you don’t miss a thing!



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