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Jon talks with a variety of special guests who each have their own insights and stories to share about wellbeing and personal development.
6 inspirational quotes to help teachers through the pandemic
By Jon
5th November 2020
6 inspirational quotes to help teachers through the pandemic

Viktor Frankl was an Austrian psychologist who survived several years of imprisonment within concentration camps, during WW2. Through his experiences he is well known for helping the wellbeing and mental health of millions with his book ‘A mans search for meaning’. In this video we show his 6 most famous and inspirational quotes to help…

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Can digital platform’s improve wellbeing and help fulfill PSHE statutory requirements?
By Jon
3rd September 2020
Can digital platform’s improve wellbeing and help fulfill PSHE statutory requirements?

With PSHE soon becoming mandatory for schools, many are now looking for new and innovative resources so they can fulfill and exceed the new statutory requirements.  In this article we will be reviewing studies which show how digital applications, such as mobile apps, improve wellbeing and if the evidence they show can be used to…

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Become Inspired by Life on Time Podcast

Welcome to Life on time’s Become Inspired podcast. We hope you enjoy being here and go away with tools that can help you and your students performance and wellbeing.
Strategies to help you cope with continued uncertainty and how to ask for help – with Dr Bear
By Jon
17th November 2020
Strategies to help you cope with continued uncertainty and how to ask for help – with Dr Bear

In this episode Dr bear and Jon discuss strategies to help you cope with continued uncertainty.  From strategies to help you cope with anxiety, to skills which can help you create boundaries for your own self care.  Dr Bear and Jon also discuss the steps you can go through when you maybe having a wobble…

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Coping with adversity – lessons from an Afghan war Apache pilot
By Jon
9th November 2020
Coping with adversity – lessons from an Afghan war Apache pilot

In this episode Jon speaks to a leading military pilot about coping with adversity. He talks about his 20+ year career in the military, from working as paratrooper in NI and Iraq, to his pilot training and time flying Apache helicopters in the Afghan war.  He gives his own views on managing adversity, moments of…

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Diary of a teacher in Lockdown

Teacher in lockdown – Jez back to school in uncertain times
By Jon
23rd September 2020
Teacher in lockdown – Jez back to school in uncertain times

With these uncertain times upon us again, Jez wanted to share his thoughts with other teachers out there who are back to school. Please get involved on our facebook group Teachers in Lockdown

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Teacher in Lockdown – my final post…
By Jon
3rd July 2020
Teacher in Lockdown – my final post…

With it being my final week at school and lockdown finally easing across the UK, I feel it’s the right time to make this my final post in the teacher in lockdown diary. I hope everyone who has watched the videos has found it as therapeutic as me, but I doubt it! Keep an eye…

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Movement & Mindfulness

Join Jez for his Movement & Mindfulness sessions - helping you switch off, become present and improve your conditioning and flexibility.
Movement & Mindfulness – Ep 8 – Build your core mobility
By Jon
30th November 2020
Movement & Mindfulness – Ep 8 – Build your core mobility

In this episode Jez works your core mobility muscles around your glutes and hip flexors. These are the main muscle groups which keep us mobile and the muscles that easily get tight. In this episode he gives some great tips on how to strengthen and flex the muscles which will help you keep mobile. If…

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Movember & Movement HIIT session – with Jez
By Jon
20th November 2020
Movember & Movement HIIT session – with Jez

Movember is here as Jez takes it up a notch in the Movember & Movement HIIT session. It maybe dark outside but you can still get your fill of endorphins with this indoor workout.

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youmatter wellbeing series

The youmatter wellbeing series has bite size hints and tips for teachers, students and parents to help improve whole school wellbeing. Featuring Dr Bear, Jon Ford and special guests...
3 tips to help you get through Lockdown 2.0
By Jon
4th November 2020
3 tips to help you get through Lockdown 2.0

In this short 5 minute episode Jon gives 3 simple tips to help you get through the new imposed lockdown.   We thought it was a good time to offer some simple goal setting tips to limit its effect on your mindset and wellbeing. This pandemic has taken one key thing from all of us and…

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4 ideas to help you cope with continued uncertainty…
By Jon
21st October 2020
4 ideas to help you cope with continued uncertainty…

In this 8 minute episode we give 4 ideas to help you cope with continued uncertainty created by the pandemic.  The current Covid-19 has robbed us of the certainty and security that we are used to. We have all been pushed into changes to our natural routines and ways of living. Each of these changes…

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