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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?


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

DatesLocationRegistration & More Info
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Mar 30th - Apr 2nd, 2015Cardiff, UKDetails and registration
April 7th - 10th, 2015London, UKDetails and registration
April 7th - 10th, 2015Phuket, ThailandCourse cancelled - the next one in Phuket is Oct 2015
April 15th - 18th, 2015Sydney, AustraliaDetails and registration
May 26th - 29th, 2015Birmingham, UKDetails and registration

Teach paws .b Certification Course Dates

DatesLocationRegistration & More Info
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Apr 8th - 10th, 2015Phuket, ThailandDetails and registration
Apr 10th - 12th, 2015London, UKDetails and registration
May 26th - 28th, 2015Birmingham, UKDetails and registration
Jun 5th - 7th, 2015Manchester, UKDetails and registration
Jul 13th - 17th, 2015Dublin, IrelandDetails and registration

Teach .b Foundations Certification Course Dates

DatesLocationRegistration & More Info
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Mar 21st & 22nd, 2015London, UKDetails and registration
Jul 18th & 19th, 2015Dublin, IrelandDetails to follow

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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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]

Featured Media

Dominic Morris on BBC Radio

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

BBC Radio Clip: Dominic Morris     

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:

BBC Radio Clip: Richard Burnett     

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:

BBC Radio Clip: Mindfulness     

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:

BBC Radio Clip: Chris Cullen     

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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