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Mindfulness for Teachers: a Hands-on Approach

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Specifics

  • Activities: Our courses usually include two cultural activities. Further information is available on the page of each location.
  • Certificate: Certificate of Attendance guaranteed for participants who attend at least 80% of the course.
  • Lessons: Upon the decision of the course provider, classes take place in the Morning (9:00 – 14:00) or in the Afternoon (14:00 – 19:00).
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  • Price: 480 €

Description

This course has been created for teachers and staff who want to learn more about what Mindfulness is, how it can benefit both their students and themselves, and how it can best be integrated into their schools. 

By establishing a firm foundation in their own self-practice throughout the course, participants will learn how Mindfulness can be cultivated in a practical, hands-on way. Course participants will be encouraged to keep a journal of their experiences which will provide insight even after the course has finished, and help motivate them to continue their own practice. 

By the end of this course, participants will have established their own Mindfulness practice, having experienced its benefits first-hand. Participants will leave the course with a toolbox of Mindfulness practices which they can use in their classrooms. They will have gained an understanding of how these practices can be adapted to their individual student populations, and how they can be introduced to students unfamiliar with Mindfulness. Finally, they will have a firm grasp of how Mindfulness practices can have a positive effect on students’ moods, ability to focus, stress levels, and communication – as well as their own.

Concept by: Elena Mannelli

Tentative schedule

Day 1 – Course introduction & intro to mindfulness

Course introduction

  • Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
  • Icebreaker activities using drama for trust and ensemble building.

Intro to mindfulness

  • Identification of needs and goals for each participant and relevant populations;
  • Establishing a definition of Mindfulness;
  • Introduction to seated practice;
  • Self-practice as a foundation for integrating Mindfulness into the classroom;
  • Embodiment practices;
  • Presentations of the participants’ schools.

Day 2 – The science behind mindfulness

  • Seated practice and discussion;
  • The history and science of Mindfulness;
  • Benefits of Mindfulness for teachers and students;
  • Focused attention practices.

Day 3 – Introducing mindfulness to students

  • Seated practice and discussion;
  • A history of Mindfulness in schools;
  • Approaches to integrating mindfulness practices into schools;
  • The language of Mindfulness in the classroom;
  • Introducing the concept of Mindfulness to students;
  • Mindfulness and inclusivity;
  • Adapting the practices for different ages and needs;
  • Heartfulness practices. 

Day 4 – Mindfulness and classroom management

  • Seated practice and discussion;
  • Mindful listening and communication;
  • Mindfulness and classroom management;
  • Interconnection practices.

Day 5 – Creating a meditation practice

  • Seated practice and discussion;
  • Creating and presenting a meditation practice;
  • Group feedback.

Day 6 – Course Closure & Excursion

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
  • Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
  • Excursion and other external cultural activities.

Please note:

The schedule describes likely activities but may differ significantly based on the trainer delivering the specific session and the requests of the participants.

If you would like to discuss a specific topic, please indicate it at least 4 weeks in advance. Course modifications are subject to the trainer’s discretion.

The number and schedule of the cultural activities depend on the location, not the course; further information is available on each location webpage. The trainer will send you the definitive course schedule approximately two weeks before the course.

Next Courses

= Confirmed date

  • 18-23 Oct 2021
  • 15-20 Nov 2021
  • 17-22 Jan 2022
  • 21-26 Feb 2022
  • 21-26 Mar 2022
  • 18-23 Apr 2022
  • 16-21 May 2022
  • 20-25 Jun 2022
  • 18-23 Jul 2022
  • 15-20 Aug 2022
  • 19-24 Sep 2022
  • 11-16 Oct 2021
  • 8-13 Nov 2021
  • 29 Nov - 4 Dec 2021
  • 13-18 Dec 2021
  • 10-15 Jan 2022
  • 31 Jan - 5 Feb 2022
  • 14-19 Feb 2022
  • 14-19 Mar 2022
  • 11-16 Apr 2022
  • 9-14 May 2022
  • 30 May - 4 Jun 2022
  • 13-18 Jun 2022
  • 4-9 Oct 2021
  • 1-6 Nov 2021
  • 6-11 Dec 2021
  • 3-8 Jan 2022
  • 7-12 Feb 2022
  • 7-12 Mar 2022
  • 4-9 Apr 2022
  • 2-7 May 2022
  • 6-11 Jun 2022
  • 4-9 Jul 2022
  • 1-6 Aug 2022
  • 5-10 Sep 2022
  • 25-30 Oct 2021
  • 22-27 Nov 2021
  • 27 Dec - 1 Jan 2022
  • 24-29 Jan 2022
  • 28 Feb - 5 Mar 2022
  • 28 Mar - 2 Apr 2022
  • 25-30 Apr 2022
  • 23-28 May 2022
  • 27 Jun - 2 Jul 2022
  • 25-30 Jul 2022
  • 22-27 Aug 2022
  • 26 Sep - 1 Oct 2022
  • 4-9 Oct 2021
  • 1-6 Nov 2021
  • 6-11 Dec 2021
  • 3-8 Jan 2022
  • 7-12 Feb 2022
  • 7-12 Mar 2022
  • 4-9 Apr 2022
  • 2-7 May 2022
  • 6-11 Jun 2022
  • 4-9 Jul 2022
  • 1-6 Aug 2022
  • 5-10 Sep 2022
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Reviews about this course

This course provides a very simple and useful approach of mindfulness with a lot of ideas to try in our school. It is founded on a solid theorical background that you can explore if you wish to go further thanks to the elements provided.

Denis Bénédicte

Wonderful experience! In such a beautiful city nothing could go wrong 🙂 The course allowed me as a beginner a first encounter with Mindfulness and meditation, and I am positive it will be become a useful tool for the class and also my personal life.

Alfonso Mendez Paniagua

The course was well planned and a good combination of theory and practice.

Nina Tuorila

A really good, intensive course with theorie and a lot of exercises to practise mindfulness.

Gertrud Dietrich

A very insighful and interesting course. Puts a whole new way of looking at yourself as a teacher and more importantly as a person!

Željka Brezni

It was very instructive and useful. I would recommend it to everyone for personal growth.

Gabrijela Visenjak

Slovenia
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