Southend Mindfulness

Mindfulness in Secondary Schools

The .b [dot-be] course was created to bring Mindfulness to secondary age students to enhance their well-being and provide skills for dealing with stressful situations. Pat has now successfully delivered the .b course in two local schools.

This is a non-profit organisation whose aim is to encourage, support and research the teaching of secular mindfulness in schools.

WHAT IS .b?

What is .b [dot-be]

.b (dot-be) is a course of 9 lessons plus an introductory session created by the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) specifically for secondary age students. Each session can be delivered in a lesson period of between 45 and 60 minutes and would ideally form part of a PHSE programme for years 8, 9 or 10. However it has also been successfully delivered to years 7, 11 and 12 and as a voluntary lunchtime or after school activity.

The objectives of the .b programme are to give students mindfulness as a life skill to use when and where they feel the need. In particular to help them to feel happier, calmer and more fulfilled; to help them to concentrate and learn better; to help cope with stress and anxiety and to perform better in activities such as music and sport.

The .b programme is secular, lively, attractive to teenagers and has a proven record of success.

Series of images which illustrate the lessons in .b mindfulness in secondary schools programme

The materials are excellent and well thought through for this age group. They are continually updated using feedback from the growing number of trained teachers delivering the .b programme in a wide variety of schools all over the world. In many MiSP schools there has been a demand from teachers to learn the mindfulness skills for themselves.

Pat is now a fully trained and certificated teacher of the .b programme with access to all the powerpoint slides, video clips, teaching materials and student booklets that form the .b programme. She is also fully convinced of the need for this course in secondary schools today and the enormous value that it can bring to the students and , in time, to the whole school.

Pat is also trained to deliver the “Teach .b Foundations Course” to teachers and parents and she would be delighted to hear from any secondary school interested in hosting this course.

Schools may wish to share this training to reduce costs and increase the mindfulness skills base within the local teaching community.

Please contact her for further information on p.elliott7@sky.com

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