What is Mindfulness?
It is a state of awareness resulting from the conscious attention of physical sensation, such as the breath. Its practice improves our physical and mental well-being by making us more centred and calm.
Why a Mindfulness-based approach in the classroom?
A good education not only teaches young people how to look after their physical health, but equally their own mental health for long-term well-being. Mindfulness has been advocated by an All-Party Parliamentary Group (MPPG) report, ‘Mindful Nation UK' (2015) as an effective intervention in preventing and reducing mental health problems in children and adolescents. Mindfulness can:
improve emotional resilience and regulation.
make learning more effective and rewarding thus improving educational attainment.
help to reduce bullying which is a contributory factor in poor mental health
work as an effective class management tool to improve pupil behaviour.
What we offer
With Mind with Heart we can provide full staff training to help you deliver Mindfulness in your school or college to your pupils or students. We also deliver one off introductory workshops on Mindfulness or a full ten week character-based Mindfulness programme, both with materials. Please get in touch via our Contact page to find out more.