Mindfulness & Wellbeing: A Practical Introduction.

Description

What is mindfulness, and how can it contribute to staff & pupil wellbeing?  This course will give delegates a clear understanding of what mindfulness is (& isn’t – it’s not really about “making your mind quiet”!), how useful it is as a key skill for 21st Century life, and how teachers can practise it for themselves and with pupils.  We’ll also consider how schools can build it into everyday life, over time, in easy and effective ways.

In education, we focus on studying subjects  – the world ‘out there’ – like maths, geography, science, and art.  We might call this “outer education”, and it is important.  With mindfulness, however, we get to know the subject of study, or the nature of the mind that is doing all the experiencing and learning.  This is the beginning of “inner education”, and it is equally important.  Sadly, though, it is largely ignored in our education system.  With a greater understanding of my mind, there is room for more choice over how I respond to life’s events.  Self regulation, self efficacy, & self awareness are all essential to wellbeing and learning.  Mindfulness can help in developing these areas very effectively.

 

Objectives

• Gain a clear understanding of what mindfulness is and why it is important to wellbeing.
• Experience & reflect upon mindfulness practice for yourself.
• Explore very practical techniques and approaches for use with pupils.
• Consider how your school might develop mindfulness over time.

 

Course Leader

Will Ord

 

Target Audience

Aimed at anyone who is looking to implement and/or develop within mindfulness and wellbeing in order to support school staff and students.  Ideal for school-based staff including teachers, head teachers, deputy headteacher, SENCO, special education teacher, school support staff, classroom assistant, teaching assistant, pastoral care staff and pastoral lead teacher.

 

Testimonials

“The best course we have ever been on.  Will was amazing and he kept us engaged throughout.  It has given us fantastic ideas – thank you.”

“Pupils are more engaged in their learning, challenging themselves more, and taking more responsibility.  This has been noted by visitors and Ofsted”.

“The impact on both pupils and staff in school has been outstanding, such practical ideas that all work”.

“Excellent, well-organised day and I will go away with some great ideas to improve learning for young people.”

 

Further information

Times: 9:30am – 3:00pm live online training via Zoom
Trainer will be in the room at 9:15am and until 3:30pm to answer any questions or for further information etc.
Breaks for mid morning and afternoon including an hour for lunch will also be given.
Questions and discussions are welcome throughout the training. We want to make this your day.

 

Your Pack

Information and links will be emailed to you prior and during the course.
Your pack including handouts, a M&S gift voucher for food, snack pen and notepad will be posted to you prior to the course.
We will ensure that the training day is made comfortable and stress free for you to enjoy wherever you are.
This course is also available as in-house / INSET training at your school. Contact us for details.