.b Foundations course, Mindfulness in Schools Project
This is an 8-week mindfulness course designed for teachers and lecturers; school, college & university staff; parents of afiliated establishments; anyone involved in an educational setting (e.g. youth clubs).
Each session is one and a half hours long and includes meditations, discussions and mindful exercises. Participants are required to do twenty minutes of home practice each day in order to embed the practices into everyday life. Different themes are explored each week, for example, automatic pilot, relating to others and building resilience.
The course is based on the "Finding Peace in a Frantic World" book by Dr Mark Williams & Danny Penman. Participants are required to read certain chapters as part of the home practice, which link in with the session themes.
A free taster session is offered in order for staff to try out some of the practices and explore how mindfulness might be beneficial for your establishment. Please contact Teresa to discuss or book.
Please note that this course is for the benefit of staff themselves rather than for staff to learn practices to teach students. However, some of the practices that are taught in the .b course (11-18 year olds) and paws b course (7-11 year olds) are covered in the .b Foundations.