Mindfulness aims to train practitioners to respond effektively to whatever is happening to them in the "here and now". This is done by paying sustained and undistracted attention to immediate circumstances: sensations in the body, thoughts and feelings.
Classes often start by asking participants to concentrate on their breathing, then extend the technique to other straightforward activities such as walking and eating.More...
Why is mindfulness so important for our society and schools?
Mindfulness has been proven to reduce stress and improve human performance in many contexts and for all ages. It is recognised by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence in the UK.
The theory and basics of mindfulness can be grasped in a single session. But the full benefits are best achieved with regular and frequent practice.
Teachers of Life School will be qualified in a first step for the Paws .b [dot-be] curriculum for an effective implementation of Mindfulness & Awareness in our school.
.b [dot-be], is the name for the range of courses created by the
Mindfulness in Schools Project, a
non-profit organisation whose aim is to encourage, support and research
the teaching of secular mindfulness
Paws b is for children aged 7 -11 where the learning and practice of mindfulness exists in all curriculum subjects and in the children’s everyday lives.
It is a primary school version of .b and was developed thanks to a core development team of Tabitha Sawyer and Rhian Roxburgh, teachers at Ysgol Pen Y Bryn and Sarah Silverton, a senior mindfulness teacher and trainer with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University in Wales.