Mindfulness courses for Teenagers
I am trained to deliver the .b course which is the UK’s leading mindfulness curriculum for 11-18 year olds in schools. Designed by the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) .b stands for ‘stop and be’, a simple practice at the heart of this ten lesson course.
Each .b lesson lasts between 40-60 minutes and is expertly crafted for use in the classroom to teach a distinct mindfulness skill.
Lesson 1: An Introduction to Mindfulness
Lesson 2: Playing Attention
Lesson 3: Taming the Animal Mind
Lesson 4: Recognising Worry
Lesson 5: Being Here Now
Lesson 6: Moving Mindfully
Lesson 7: Stepping Back
Lesson 8: Befriending the Difficult
Lesson 9: Taking in the Good
Lesson 10: Putting it All Together
.b aims to help young people:
- To improve their concentration and focus, in classes, in exams and tests, on the sports field, when playing games, when paying attention and listening to others.
- To fulfil their potential and pursue their own goals e.g. be more creative, more relaxed, both academically and personally.
- To experience greater well-being (e.g. feel happier, calmer, more fulfilled).
- To work with difficult mental states such as anxious thoughts and low moods.
- To cope with the everyday stresses and strains of adolescent life such as exams, relationships, sleep problems, family issues.
Mindfulness for children aged 7-11
I am trained to teach Paws b [pause be] which is a leading mindfulness curriculum for children aged 7 -11 in schools.
‘Paws b’ is a 6-12 session curriculum for children aged 7 -11 and is offered formally as a series of lessons which often sit well within a PSHE curriculum or elsewhere. Paws b aims to help children to integrate the learning and practice of mindfulness in their everyday lives.
- Lesson 1: Our Amazing Brain
- Lesson 2: Making Choices.
- Lesson 3: Puppy Training
- Lesson 4: Everyday Mindfulness
- Lesson 5: Noticing The Wobble
- Lesson 6: Finding A Steady Place
- Lesson 7: Working With Difficulty
- Lesson 8: Choosing Your Path
- Lesson 9: The Storytelling Mind
- Lesson 10: Stepping Back
- Lesson 11: Growing Happiness
- Lesson 12: The Yum Factor
Paws b aims to help children to learn about:
- Specific areas of the brain and how these affect our ability to focus.
- Making good choices.
- To recognise when we need to steady ourselves when our body or mind is busy or out of balance.
- Ways that mindfulness can support them in many day-to-day activities, including concentration and memory, behavioural self- management.
- Ways that mindfulness can support their relationships with family and friends.
- Ways to respond rather than react – and therefore make better choices.
- Taking best care of themselves and others.