Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Educators
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Through the process of cultivating moment-to-moment awareness you can learn skills to assist you in your daily life at work and at home. This course provides a safe nourishing space for educators to pause, reflect and renew while learning to integrate mindfulness into your day
MBSR for Educators
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in Education Programme
The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program is an intensive eight-week training to empower teachers to take an active role in the management of their health and wellbeing. The 8 weekly classes meet for 2.5 hours and there is an all-day session in the sixth week. Participants are asked to practice mindfulness meditation for 45 minutes a day.
Primarily the course is based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Programme, which is an evidence based programme documenting physical, psychological and social benefits. Several components have been added by Kay so teachers can begin to recognise their inner drivers and own levels of stress. Self-compassion rather than harsh self-judgement is embraced and no doubt this feeds into our interactions with colleagues and students.
The highly participatory practical course includes:
- Guided Instruction in Mindfulness Meditation by the mindfulness teacher
- A workbook
- Gentle stretching, movement and mindful yoga
- Inquiry exercises promoting awareness in everyday life
- Daily practices of mindfulness
Who should Attend?
Anyone who wants to cultivate their own personal mindfulness practice
Teachers who want to be more present, professionally and personally
Anyone wishing to bring mindfulness into their classrooms
Anyone wishing to undertake further mindfulness training as this course is a pre-requisite for the .b, paws or Masters in Mindfulness.