What is mindfulness?
- Mindfulness is about training our attention to notice what our minds are doing, how our body feels, and the emotions we are feeling, thus increasing self-care and reducing emotional reactivity.
- Mindfulness helps us to feel more centred and calm as we focus on present moment acceptance rather than being restrained by the thoughts of the past or inhibited by impressions of the future.
- Mindfulness improves focus and concentration, through attentional training.
What mindfulness is not
- Mindfulness is not a religious practice: It neither advances a spiritual belief nor inhibits the religious ethos of a school.
- The goal of Mindfulness is to not empty our minds. Instead we train ourselves to observe what is happening and our reactions to them.
- Mindfulness is not about doing nothing – it is about actively noticing what is happening.
Why mindfullness in the classroom?
- Improve emotional resilience and self-regulation.
- Make learning more effective and rewarding thus improving educational attainment.
- Work as an effective class management tool to improve pupil behaviour and reduce bullying.
What we offer
YoYogaSoul works in partnership with an international charity, Mind with Heart to train school staff in delivering Mindfulness to pupils. We can also deliver a one-off introductory workshop or a full eight or ten-week curriculum, both with materials to your pupils.