How do teaching staff feel and experience HE teaching and learning? What are their anxieties and joys related to the pedagogical process? Could a reflective practice - that also recognises the role of emotions in the pedagogical process - lead to their sustainable development and transformation? These questions are the trigger to this presentation where the main objective is to unveil unspoken anxieties shared by HE teaching staff. We will present a categorisation of anxieties related to HE teaching and learning and will reflect on the implications for enhancing HE teaching practices and experiences.