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Mindfulness at School

Be curious, not judgmental.

— Walt Whitman

Mindfulness programs intended for children and adolescents are relatively new. They are specially formulated to stimulate the well-being and mental health of young program participants whose brains are still growing structurally, while remaining sensitive to developmental aspects of evolving consciousness. Such programs are supportive of stimulating concentration and cognitive development, while enabling social and emotional learning through self-regulation.

Michal is trained to teach the .b course offered by the UK based Mindfulness in School Project. .b is a fun, engaging and useful ten-session mindfulness course for young people, adapted from the adult courses Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. It has been positively evaluated by the University of Cambridge and Oxford Brookes, and can be used in a wide range of contexts and age ranges.

What makes .b distinctive?

.b was carefully crafted by classroom teachers to engage everyone, including the most cynical of student audiences. It is taught with striking visuals, film clips and activities that bring mindfulness to life without losing the expertise and integrity of classic mindfulness teaching.

 

What are .b’s objectives?

.b aims to give students mindfulness as a life-skill. Students use it …

• to feel happier, calmer and more fulfilled

• to get on better with others

• to help them concentrate and learn better

• to help cope with stress and anxiety

• to perform better at music and sport

Here's a little breathing exercise. Join me . . .