The body healing phenomenon: learning, teaching and living through a pandemic




The COVID-19 lockdown restrictions will likely have had an impact on your daily rituals and routines. Reduced opportunities for much needed collaboration and socialisation may have left you feeling lethargic or overwhelmed (Lavie et al., 2021); it is widely recognised that the issues the pandemic has brought will heighten emotional distress as well as increase risk for psychiatric illness (Pfefferbaum and North, 2020). Whether you are an educator, student, or both, there will have been effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on your practice and performance. In this opinion piece, the phenomenon of body healing is discussed, prompting consideration of this ability to help take back control of our own minds, health and general wellbeing. 

Author Biographies

Poppy Frances Gibson, University of Greenwich

Poppy Gibson is a senior lecturer in Primary Education in the Teacher Education Department, who has come into HE after over a decade working in several London primary schools. Poppy is the programme lead of the University of Greenwich's Accelerated BA (Hons) degree programme in Primary Education Studies  and is the Modern Foreign Language coordinator, teaching MFL on the PGCE and BA QTS programmes. Key research interests include identity, the role of technology in our lives, and improving mental health and wellbeing.

Amber Bale, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Amber Bale is a Cross Sectional Imaging Radiographer. Amber's key interests include psychology and body healing through the use of alternative therapies.


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