Who is Jane?
I am a teacher, an educator.
I created the language of MYTERN in response to the increasing numbers of students, teachers and parents who appeared fine on the outside, but on the inside, weren’t coping at all.
Through maintaining the culture of blame, trying to be perfect and keeping everyone constantly happy, we haven’t been taught how to take responsibility for how we respond to people and circumstances. Instead, we constantly blame everyone else for how we feel and expect others to fix it. We also keep picking everyone up (family, friends and colleagues), removing them from the rough roads, and placing them on to the smooth ones.
We are now witnessing the consequence of individuals finding themselves on a rough road with no-one there to pick them up/feeling that they are failing/pretending to be happy, manifesting in increased levels of depression, mental health issues, self-abuse, and even suicide.
Unless we change the culture of ‘being perfect’ (always having to be on a smooth, green road) and judging the rough, red roads as being wrong, mental health issues will continue to escalate. Language influences the way we think, so the best way to change your thinking is to change your language.
Enter the language MYTERN.
It is only by remaining on a rough road in control that you can really improve your driving skills. How can you learn to handle mud on the road if you are always being told to avoid it? Even our definition of resilience – to bounce back- indicates that we must get off the rough roads asap…and the sooner we do, the more resilient we are. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
I urge you to learn the language of MYTERN and help change this culture of ‘perfection’ and having to be ‘happy’ all the time. A culture which is not only ruining life; it is also ending it.