Mindfulness in Education

How do we teach mindfulness to children in our school?

Mrs Naisbett is qualified to deliver two mindfulness courses to children. She has had training with the Mindfulness in Schools project to deliver their 2 courses – .b and paws .b (www.mindfulnessinschools.org)

What is .b?

.b stands for “Stop, Breathe and Be!” This simple act of mindfulness provides the kernel of a nine lesson course for schools. Written by experienced classroom teachers and mindfulness practitioners, and evaluated positively by the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford Brookes, .b can be used in a wide range of contexts and age ranges, including adults.

What makes .b distinctive?

.b was carefully crafted by classroom teachers to engage everyone, including the most cynical of student audiences. It is taught with striking visuals, film clips and activities that bring mindfulness to life without losing the expertise and integrity of classic mindfulness teaching.

What are .b’s objectives?

.b aims to give students mindfulness as a life skill. Students use it:

&bull to feel happier, calmer and more fulfilled

&bull to get on better with others

&bull to help them concentrate and learn better

&bull to help cope with stress and anxiety

&bull to perform better in music and sport.

From September 2014 we hope to be able to offer the .b 8 week course to parents.