Aug 24, 2020


There is no doubt that there is some stress that goes along with teaching.  But when that stress starts to consume you and affect your life, your relationships, and your health, it is imperative that you do something about it.  

In this episode, I talk with Dawn Pensack about how she uses tapping techniques to manage feelings of stress and overwhelm, which were having a serious effect on her health.  Dawn explains what Emotional Freedom Techniques are and how they can transform your life.  She and I also get real about the difference between true self care and self indulgence and how it is your responsibility to have the conversations and make those tough choices that will get you out of burnout.  

Former burned-out teacher, Dawn is on a mission to help bring SIMPLE stress management techniques to everyone living a busy, stressful life. As a certified Yoga Instructor, Master EFT Practitioner, and Resilience Building Leadership Coach, Dawn loves blending a variety of tools as she works with private clients or groups to help them ditch stress, add more peace and calm to their lives, and live a Happier, Healthier Life. She is also the Founder of the Holistic Sisterhood Community, a community where women have access to support, resources, and wellness tools to live a life of resilience and wellness. 

 In this episode you will:

  • Hear about what “tapping” (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is and how it can help you as a teacher.  (13:30)
  • Understand that you need to be proactive to beat stress and you will know the difference between self-care and self-Indulgences.  (19:40) 
  • See how EFT allows you to open the doors for healing by supporting you to have those tough conversations and take responsibility for your situation. (21:30) 
  • Understand that feeling stress and overwhelm is a choice and get strategies to overcome it.  (23:00) 
  • Know the importance of sticking with the choices you make.  When you make a choice, stick with it and don’t look back or feel bad! There is empowerment in the choices you make.  (29:00) 



  1. BRAIN DUMP! Write down all the things that you think are stressing you out. 
  2. Time to take back control  Brainstorm some solutions to those things you feel are stressing you out. 
  3. Take care of you! Schedule some time in your day for a mindful moment: a moment for you to be silent so you can re-orientate yourself through a feeling of calm and connectedness.  



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