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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 Certification Course Dates

Dates
Location
Registration & More Info
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Nov 5th & 19th and Dec 2nd & 16th, 2014Amsterdam, HollandDetails and registration
November 22nd - 25th, 2014London, UKDetails and registration
November 27th - 30th, 2014Manchester, UKDetails and registration

Teach paws .b Certification Course Dates

Dates
Location
Registration & More Info
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Apr 7th - 9th, 2015Phuket, ThailandDetails to follow

Mindfulness Research

Evidence for Mindfulness: Impacts on the Wellbeing and Performance of School Staff. Katherine Weare, Emeritus Professor, Universities of Exeter and Southampton.

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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.

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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.

This study reports results from a randomized controlled pilot trial of a modified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course (mMBSR) adapted specifically for teachers.

Read the full study here →

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In The News

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

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Chocolate meditation and mindfulness in schools

A programme is teaching UK kids to live the now, so they can be stronger later…[More]

Why we will come to see mindfulness as mandatory

The Guardian • This increasingly popular tool for calming the mind, once seen as a New Age fad, could play a role in hospitals and schools…[More]

For the Flourishing of Young Minds: Developing a Mindful School Culture

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Just ‘.b’: For the Flourishing of Young Minds

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Featured Media

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:

 

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:

 

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:

 

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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