Mindfulness involves training our attention to experience the present moment with greater curiosity and kindness. This helps us to not only appreciate what is
going well but to respond more skilfully to life's inevitable challenges.
I am trained to teach the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) .b curriculum for 11-18 year olds in schools. This consists of ten sessions. See below for more information.
At its most simple .b is an awareness-raising exercise to give all students a taste of mindfulness so that they know about it and can return to it later in life if
they choose to do so.
.b aims to help young people:
- To improve their concentration and focus, in classes, in exams and tests, on the sports field, when playing games, when paying attention and listening to others.
- To fulfil their potential and pursue their own goals e.g. be more creative, more relaxed, both academically and personally.
- To experience greater well-being (e.g. feel happier, calmer, more fulfilled).
- To work with difficult mental states such as anxious thoughts and low moods.
- To cope with the everyday stresses and strains of adolescent life such as exams, relationships, sleep problems
Each week the programme will focus on a specific skill using images, animations, discussion, practical awareness excercises, self reflection and the request for some
home practice. Pease complete the contact form to find out more.
Lesson themes include.
- Introducing a range of possibilities: how indfulness can help young people
- Training the muscle of your mind
- Cultivating curisosity and kindness
- Recognising worry
- From reacting to responding
- Moving mindfully
- Watching the thought traffic of your mind
- Managing strong emotions: befriending the difficult
- Taking in the good: being present with your heart
- Taking mindfulness practice into our future lives and challenges