Mindfulness .b Foundations
.b Foundations is an 8-week course for staff and other adults working in educational contexts to learn mindfulness and explore how mindful awareness can support their wellbeing. If a more mindful culture in schools is to become a reality, a core group of staff exploring and practising mindfulness is essential.
The training is based on the core mindfulness principles found within the course book Mindfulness, finding peace in a frantic world by Professor Mark Williams and Danny Penman. The 1.5 hour sessions are run at weekly intervals and comprise of approximately 25 people working together as a group. Delegates will learn several key mindfulness practices and have the chance to discuss these and their experience of them in the group. The training includes twenty minutes daily practice following guided mindfulness meditations at home.
The core aims of the programme are to:
- learn practical ways to feel calmer and more present in their work and communication
- cultivate compassion for self and others
- develop together as a ‘mindfulness staff group’ in school
- feel that wellbeing is valued by the school
- experience ‘in-person’ mindfulness teaching, offering a model for those who go on to teach pupils
Staff who develop a regular practice and feel inspired to go on to teach mindfulness to students can go on to attend a Teach .b or Teach paws .b certification course.
Audience : Early years, primary or secondary teachers, also beneficial for early career teachers
Date : 5 May, 12 May, 19 May, 9 June, 16 June, 23 June, 30 June & 7 July 2020
Time : 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Venue : Altrincham Grammar School for Girls, Cavendish Road, Bowdon, Altrincham, WA14 2NL
Cost : £180
Facilitated by : Scott Davenport