Why Mindfulness in Schools?

Any full preparation for life involves learning how to understand how our mind works, learning how to handle difficult emotions and unhelpful thinking, learning to cultivate gratitude and happiness. Mindfulness can help with this. The importance of mindfulness in education is increasing as stress and tension in school environments increases.

Why use Fully Here?

I work with schools in London and Cambridge.

I am a fully qualified Secondary School teacher and have also worked in Primary Schools.

I am trained in Mindful Schools’ Curriculum and Youth Mindfulness’ Kids Programme and can also offer Bespoke Approaches.

Youth Mindfulness Kids Programme

This is a comprehensive 16 lesson, 8 week programme for primary school students.

“The Youth Mindfulness Kids programme is a 16-lesson introduction to mindfulness for 7 to 11 year olds, with a strong emphasis on experiential learning. It’s 16 one-hour lessons build up sequentially, introducing and exploring new facets of mindfulness with each lesson. The first six lessons focus on cultivating the foundational axioms of mindfulness: intention, attention and attitude. As the course progresses, children then learn to cultivate gratitude, handle difficult thoughts and emotions, and finally develop kindness towards themselves and others. Importantly, the key foundations of mindfulness – i.e. paying attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity and warmth – are continually strengthened throughout all 16 lessons”

From the Youth Mindfulness Website

Mindful Schools Curriculum

This programme was developed in challenging inner city schools in the United States and have impacted over 1.5 million students wordlwide.

There has variations for all ages and involves 16 lessons or 15-30 minutes each.

It represents a flexible approach to fit with the school day.

Bespoke Approaches

The best way for young people to learn mindfulness is to learn in a mindful environment. In addition to mindfulness programmes the are many other mindfulness interventions I can offer which can contribute to transforming a school environment.

    • Mindfulness taster sessions for teachers and staff
    • Mindfulness practice group for teachers and staff
    • Advice on how mindfulness built can be built into school routines
    • Optional mindfulness club/enrichment activities for young people
    • Support in the use of mindful approach to explore key PSHE topics

Bring mindfulness to your school

I feel passionate about sharing mindfulness in school environments in an authentic and effective way.

I am happy to find ways to work around any obstacles there may be in a given school context and am aware of the current pressures on school budgets.

If you are interested in exploring bringing mindfulness your school or to another youth setting please:

email hello@fullyhere.co.uk

or call 07746110637