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.[dot-be], is the name for the
range of courses created by the
Mindfulness in Schools Project, a
non-profit organisation whose aim is
to encourage, support and research
the teaching of secular mindfulness
in schools. Find out more >>

What is .b

What is .b?

What is .b?

Info for teachers, parents & students about learning & teaching mindfulness. [More]

How do I train?

Mindfulness Training

What course is right for me?

Learn more about the .b course offerings. [More]

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness?

Understand what it is and how it can benefit school communities. [More]

Where is the Evidence?

Mindfulness in Sports

Where is the evidence?

Access research about mindfulness for both adults and kids. [More]

Teach .b Course Dates

DatesLocationRegistration & More Info
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July 27th - 31st, 2014New York, USADetails and registration
August 4th - 7th, 2015Helsinki, FinlandDetails and registration
August 24th - 27th, 2015Manchester, UKThis course is now full
August 24th - 27th, 2015London, UKThis course is now full
October 13th - 16th, 2015Edinburgh, UKDetails and registration
Oct 14th, 21st &
Nov 4th, 11th, 2015
Amsterdam, HollandDetails and registration
October 19th - 22nd, 2015Phuket, ThailandDetails and registration
October 26th - 29th, 2015Dublin, IrelandDetails and registration
October 26th - 29th, 2015London, UKDetails and registration
November 26th - 29th, 2015Manchester, UKDetails and registration

Teach Paws b Course Dates

DatesLocationRegistration & More Info
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Aug 24th - 26th, 2015London, UKThis course is now full
Sep 8th - 10th, 2015Southampton, UKDetails and registration
Oct 12th - 14th, 2015Edinburgh, ScotlandDetails and registration

Teach .b Foundations Course Dates

DatesLocationRegistration & More Info
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Jul 18th & 19th, 2015Dublin, IrelandDetails and registration
Sept 26th - 27th, 2015Manchester, UKDetails and registration
Dec 12th - 13th, 2015London, UKDetails and registration

Mindfulness Research

Developing mindfulness with children and young people: a review of the evidence and policy context. Katherine Weare, Emeritus Professor, Universities of Exeter and Southampton.     Read more here →
Evidence for Mindfulness: Impacts on the Wellbeing and Performance of School Staff. Katherine Weare, Emeritus Professor, Universities of Exeter and Southampton.     Read more here →
cambridge-exeter Exeter/Cambridge study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry details the effectiveness of the Mindfulness in Schools Project and the .b curriculum.Read more here →

Researchers find that those children who participated in the .b mindfulness programme reported fewer depressive symptoms, lower stress and greater wellbeing than the young people in the control group.Approximately 80% of the young people said they continued using practices taught in MiSP’s mindfulness curriculum after completing the nine week programme. Teachers and schools also rated the curriculum as worthwhile and very enjoyable to learn and teach.View the full collaborative report here →

Mindfulness for Teachers: A pilot study to assess effects on stress, burnout, and teaching efficacy. Despite the crucial role of teachers in fostering children’s academic learning and social–emotional well-being, addressing teacher stress in the classroom remains a significant challenge in education.     Read the full study here →

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In The News

Lessons in mindfulness benefit teachers and pupils

The Telegraph[More]

Mindfulness very gently moving around the world’s classrooms

The Age[More]

Present, sir: benefits of a mindful classroom

The Telegraph[More]

Focusing on the here and now

Special Children Magazine[More]

Mindful students at Ysgol Dewi Sant celebrate achievements with Ripper Street star Jerome Flynn

Western Telegraph[More]

Taking Care of Teacher

The importance of self-care in a demanding profession. [More]

Sleepy head: why beditation is an ideal bedtime wind-down

London Evening Standard[More]

For the Flourishing of Young Minds: The Mindfulness Toolkit for Tough Times

Huffington Post[More]

Featured Media


Channel 5 News: Mindfulness – the scheme teaching children to relax.


Tabitha Sawyer, co-creator of the Paws b primary school curriculum, speaks at TEDx Cardiff.


Will Young: why every child should learn mindfulness.


Richard Burnett and Katherine Weare speak to Natalie Graham on BBC Inside Out, South East.

Dominic Morris on BBC Radio

bbc 949MiSP’s Dominic Morris speaks about mindfulness on BBC London 94.9 with Harriet Scott and Tim Arthur:

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Staff and children share their experience of mindfulness and .b

Claire Kelly joins Team Renaissance for Podcast 30

Renaissance Podcast[Listen]

Richard Burnett on BBC Radio

bbcradio2MiSP co-founder Richard Burnett speaks on Simon Mayo’s Drive Time on Radio 2 (02:45) about how mindfulness can help students deal with exam stress:

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Mindfulness on BBC Radio

bbcradio2Jane Garvey discusses mindfulness on BBC Radio (11:21), how it helps to cope with depression and anxiety, and why policy makers are so interested in it:

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ITV Wales reports on paws .b

Watch ITV Wales reporting on paws .b, our new primary school mindfulness course. [Watch]

Chris Cullen on BBC Radio

bbcradio2A great clip (05:12) from BBC Radio and MiSP co-founder Chris Cullen on his mindfulness work with parliament:

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Richard Burnett speaks at TED


Richard Burnett, co-founder of .b, guides us through a short mindfulness meditation and shares his experience of teaching mindfulness in schools.

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