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What Happy Teachers Do

The Three-Step Self-Care System to Support You Inside and Outside the Classroom

Stay calm in class, enjoy a good work-life balance and keep doing the job you love.

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'This book is a trusted companion, offering practical wisdom and a roadmap to fulfillment in teaching.'
Flo - Teacher for 5+ years

'The mindfulness and tapping techniques are secret weapons that empower us to face each day with renewed vigour.'
Kerry - Headteacher and Teacher for 30+ years

'This book was exactly what I needed to help me to get back to the teacher that I wanted to be.'
Karen  - First-year ECT teacher

'A must read for any teacher at any stage of their career seeking to improve their wellbeing!'
Serena- Appropriate Body Lead. Teaching School Hub

It’s a cliché but it’s true: teaching really is the best job in the world.

But with so many challenges facing teachers, how do you stay happy in your professional and personal life? Michelle Auton has the answer.

Michelle has developed a three-part system to help you not just survive, but thrive in teaching.


Self-care: You’ll learn how to deal with the unique highs and lows of the year and practise good self-care every day.

Mindfulness: Michelle explains the neuroscience and benefits of mindfulness, and details practices that can help you in times of stress or overwhelm.

Tapping: Learn EFT tapping techniques and follow the scripts at challenging times, such as when you’re having difficulty sleeping, feeling overloaded or worried about an awkward conversation with a parent.


Whether you’re in your first or thirty-first year of teaching, this book will help you to reduce stress, prioritize self-care and feel empowered. This is what happy teachers do.


‘In a world where the demands on educators have never been higher, this book emerges as a beacon of hope and transformation. Drawing from deep personal experience and a passionate commitment to wellbeing, it offers not just strategies but a compass for navigating the complexities of teaching with grace, resilience and an open heart. A must-read for educators seeking not only to survive but to thrive in their careers.’
 Nick Ortner, New York Times bestselling author of The Tapping Solution

'This book is a lifeline for teachers feeling the weight of their role. Open its pages to alleviate stress and rediscover the joy of teaching. It’s a must-read for any educator looking to find balance and enthusiasm in their work again.’

Jessica Ortner, New York Times bestselling author


‘The most inspiring teachers I know have a twinkle in their eye; they are inspired and they are following their joy. What Happy Teachers Do imparts valuable insights on how to nurture this “joy spark” so as to experience greater meaning and purpose in your vocation.’
Robert Holden, author of Happiness NOW! and Higher Purpose


THE wellbeing manual for teachers. Crammed with great advice, full of practical ideas and written with love, this book will help you wrestle your life back!’
-Andy Cope, PhD, bestselling author and wellbeing expert

'Teaching can be a tough job at the best of times; this book will help you get through the more challenging ones and remind you of the difference you make.'
Dave McPartlin, headteacher, keynote speaker and winner of Britain's Got Talent 2019 Golden Buzzer

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Michelle Auton has been a primary school teacher for over 25  years and an Assistant Headteacher for over a decade. In that time, she has worked hard to create a nurturing and safe environment in her schools for both children and staff to thrive. In 2015, she learned how mindfulness and tapping could support her to be a great teacher, mum and wife whilst maintaining balance in her life. After recognizing the benefits, she trained to be an EFT Tapping practitioner and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher and has since delivered many courses on these topics.


Free Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit

The Teacher Wellbeing Toolkit has 3 steps to help any educator after a busy day:
  • Self-care: 5 Top Tips for self-care
  • Tapping: A tapping video and written script specifically designed for when you have had a busy day and need to let it go.
  • Mindfulness: A mindfulness video with mindfulness meditation to do at the end of the day to relax and enjoy your evening.
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