Through training in mindfulness and the skills to pass that on, you can bring qualities of calm, clarity and kindness into your school community. Developing more awareness in daily life, supported by regular meditation, helps us - young and old – to become more resilient and can encourage learning and achievement, well-being and friendliness.
The Breathing Space in Schools Training for Teachers enables you to become your school’s mindfulness and meditation mentor or coach. The four day non-residential course will enable you to deliver the classroom-based student course at primary and secondary level as well as supporting you in the integration of the practices of mindfulness and meditation into your school routine and culture.
The course includes practice and the experiential exploration of key principles. There are handouts with various resources including audio tracks of led meditations. The gap between the two weekends is to allow you to further your own practice as well as leading mindfulness activities in school.
To be eligible, you need to have done an eight week mindfulness course, such as Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), the Parachute course, an 8 week Breathworks course or something similar. We prefer you to have been practising for at least 6 months since such a course.
Date: Three day training: Sat 25 and Sun 26 Feb and Sun 7 May 2017.
For: Primary and secondary school teachers and staff
Prerequisite: You need to have attended an 8 week mindfulness course, such as the MBSR course with Breathing Space or elsewhere, before doing the four day intensive training.
Fee: a flat rate of £450
Venue: Breathing Space at the London Buddhist Centre, 51 Roman Road E2 0HU
Booking: Contact Breathing Space's mindfulness and meditation in schools teacher Srivati, to secure your place.
The training is conducted by Srivati Skelton, who has been teaching meditation and mindfulness to young people for over 14 years and practising herself for over 30 years.