A 2 hour workshop covering key components of Mindfulness and how to introduce and practice in the classroom.
What is Mindfulness? How does Mindfulness help? How do you do it?
Mindfulness isn’t the new kid on the block or the latest buzz word. Mindfulness present awareness) is our natural state but we lose sight of it by letting our thoughts take over; going over past events or dreaming off into an imagined future- all the time taking us and our attention away from the present moment!
Being mindful simply means knowing where your attention is and being aware of what is happening in the moment- not being distracted from our immediate experience and being ‘all in our heads’ over- thinking , over-reacting. Being mindful means we can choose whether to give attention to say, a rising memory or emotion or we can choose to observe what is happening, without judging it.
Life is a continuous series of changing events, thoughts and emotional landscapes. Sometimes it feels like we are being swept along without any control or choice but using mindful techniques puts us back in the centre of our lives and helps us navigate, with awareness and calm, whatever life puts in front of us.
As teachers and educators we have to hold the space for so many different children, it can and does become overwhelming, mentally and physically. Apart from learning techniques to assist children to self-manage, be aware and be the best they can, practicing mindfulness provides you with a tool for your own personal growth and development and above all, help you de-stress when it all gets too much!
Research over the past few decades has found that
mindfulness training helps to;
-Improve attention span of students in your classroom and encourage a calmer, clearer mind.
-Make positive changes in behaviour and encourage self management.
-Make better choices; how to stop overreacting, find physical and emotional balance,
-Be more aware of thoughts and feelings.
-Build positive relationships with peers, friends, and family.
-Cultivate understanding and kindness for yourself and others.
-Learn to respond rather than react.
A few minutes of mindfulness practice can improve the learning environment!
stimulus ………. reaction
stimulus ………… mindfulness…………. response
.The workshop will cover theory, practices, assessments and follow -ups.
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