MINDFULNESS SCHOOLS IRELAND offers training workshops for teachers/caregivers/parents in mindfulness and social and emotional learning. Teaching proactive and preventative measures for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing.
This training offers a personal journey of self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and relationships. We are currently on tour! Bringing our two-day workshop to Waterford, Galway, Athlone, Limerick, Dublin and Cork. We offer both a primary and secondary school curriculum which can be easily incorporated into the school day. We promote a whole organisational approach by training teachers, caregivers and parents who develop a mindfulness practice of their own. This reflects positively in the lessons they then facilitate to our youth.
You receive certification on completion of the course. You leave with a great understanding of what mindfulness is, how positively it can impact your life and the life of those around you and knowing the techniques to use. You receive both the primary and secondary school lesson manual to share with your family/students/partners. You gain the knowledge and confidence in how to shift your life into a more mindful way of being.
Our course fosters the growth of responsible and connected individuals who are respectful, aware and compassionate. All lessons are engaging, fun and fully interactive. Themes are relevant to the young person’s life and will enable them to navigate transitions in life in a confident manner.
Lessons are based on scientific research and evidence-based approaches.
Students learn through active involvement. They learn to make skilful choices, become more resilient, develop self-awareness, self-management, social awareness and understand the importance of connection. They develop self-confidence and self-reliance and are happier as a result.
WHAT IS MINDFULNESS
It is a way of being. It allows you to take a step back and be with whatever is happening in the present moment in an accepting and non-judgemental way, without trying to control or change anything. It’s about being ok even when things may not be o.k.
Mindfulness shines a light of awareness on our thought patterns. Much of our time is spent thinking about the past causing stress or rumination, or thinking about future events causing worry and anxiety. This awareness enables us to be mindful of being fully present. Allowing us to focus fully on what’s happening right now.
Mindfulness techniques teach us to deal with and calmly navigate life’s challenges without becoming overwhelmed or controlled by them. It allows us to tap into the calm beneath the waves.
Mindfulness techniques are life skills which are simple, practical and easy to learn. These simple changes in habit make this way of living easy to implement and are therefore sustainable.
Learning mindfulness fosters and nurtures the development of self-love, self-compassion, empathy, compassion, gratitude, laughter and social connection all of which are keys to happiness.
Living mindfully makes us happier. It is for the greater social good that mindfulness is facilitated to our youth.
WHY TEACH CHILDREN AND TEENS MINDFUL TECHNIQUES
Our western culture and social trends navigate us towards a fast paced, digitally dominated and materialistic way of living. These can all have a negative impact on our mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, causing unnecessary unhappiness and suffering. Mindfulness is an antidote to this.
Mindfulness has been scientifically proven to reduce anxiety, stress, self-preoccupation, depression, peer pressure and anger.
It improves focus, clarity of thought, memory, academic performance, organisational skills, sports performance, emotional regulation, relationships, adaptability, self-esteem, confidence, sleep, empathy, compassion, gratitude, motivation, boost mood, optimism and is pro social.
It decreases stress, anxiety, fear, rumination, depression, bullying, judgement, preoccupation with self, anger, resistance, addiction, mind-wandering, fatigue, burn out, impulsivity, behavioural issues, loneliness.
What’s not to love about mindfulness!
What’s not to love about mindfulness!
Contact James P. White at [email protected]
Mindfulness Schools Ireland in collaboration with Sue Landsberg of The Mindful Teen