Mindfulness for Schools in Bristol

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Mindfulness 8-week Course for Educational Staff

What is mindfulness for schools teachers?

Mindfulness is all about learning to direct our attention to our experience as it unfolds, moment by moment, with open-minded curiosity and acceptance. Rather than worrying about what has happened or might happen, it trains us to respond skilfully to whatever is happening right now, be that good or bad.

Does it work?

Brain imaging studies show that mindfulness practice reliably and profoundly alters the structure and function of the brain to improve our ability to be more present and enjoy life more.

What’s the point of it?

Mindfulness for Schools in BristolIn adults, mindfulness training has been proven time and again to improve health and wellbeing. It also helps people to learn more effectively, think more clearly, perform better and to feel calmer. Mindfulness is now recommended by National Institute for Clinical Excellence, and GPs are referring adults on eight week courses to reduce stress and help prevent recurrent depression. It is increasingly being used in business to improve staff wellbeing and satisfaction, and in sports training to improve performance.

How do teachers learn it?

Mindfulness is always learned in a highly practical way, through experience rather than talk. We gradually learn to direct our attention in a more focussed way to whatever is actually happening, be it our breathing, the sensations in our body, the activity in our mind, or everyday activities such as walking and eating.

Is it difficult?

Mindfulness for educational staff in BristolAt first the mind wanders constantly, but with practice we learn to sustain our attention and direct it more skilfully. This helps break the grip of unhelpful mental habits, judgements and impulses, making way for more calm, helpful, kinder and rational responding to all aspects of life.
Please note that in order to fully benefit from the course, you will be encouraged to develop a personal mindfulness practice and engage in regular mindfulness exercises between the course sessions. This will ensure the building of new neural pathways and a gradual change of behavioural and cognitive patterns.

Is it for you?

The training is based on the core mindfulness principles found within the course book Mindfulness, Finding Peace in a Frantic World, by Prof. Mark Williams and Danny Penman.
The course has been created with busy people in mind, and offers shorter sessions and home practice designed to be accessible for busy educational staff.

What skills will you learn on the course?

Mindfulness for teachers in BristolBy the end of the course, participants should be able to use mindfulness to:
• feel happier, calmer and more fulfilled
• get on better with others, including students and colleagues
• work more effectively by bringing increased awareness to their thinking and creative process
• increase resilience in the face of stress and difficulties

 

Schools We Worked With

 

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