Mindfulness in Education
Mindfulness is an essential life skill. By teaching it in schools we can help build resilience from an early age.
Mindfulness training in education is geared towards both students and teachers. Over the last decades research on mindfulness have shown how mindfulness training in the school can teach kids and adolescents to stay calmer and more focused, to better regulate their emotions, become more compassionate towards themselves and other children, and improve school performance. For teachers, mindfulness training helps to prevent stress levels, improve class management skills and overall job satisfaction.
Training for students
The courses for students are split into two; one for primary school and one for middle & secondary schools. However, they both consist of:
• A set curriculum over 6 weeks consisting of one session of 40 minutes per week (i.e. one classroom session)
• Courses are run both within schools and through my own private practice
• To run the course in a school the teacher would need to swap a normal school class for a mindfulness class (once a week for 6 weeks). I will then come to the school and teach the students directly in the classroom. The teacher is there to support the management of the students during the training
Training for educators
Educators, counsellor or any other person working with kids and adolescents can undergo training to deliver the 6 weeks’ curriculum course mentioned above. To be able to use the curriculum you would need to:
• Attend a 6-weeks introductory course on mindfulness for educators. The course consists of 6 x 2 hour sessions spread across 6 weeks. It will give you an introduction to mindfulness and a chance to start your own mindfulness practice.
• Attend a 2-day course where you are taught both the primary and secondary curriculum.