Why learn mindfulness?
High quality evidence shows the benefits of an eight-week mindfulness course, benefits include:
- a reduction in stress, burnout and anxiety
- a reduction in the sense of task and time pressure
- an improved ability to manage thoughts and behaviour
- an increase in coping skills, motivation, planning and problem solving
- an increase in self-compassion and self-care
For more information please read Professor Katherine Weare’s paper Evidence for Mindfulness: Impacts on the Wellbeing and Performance of School Staff.
What is .b Foundations?
.b Foundations introduces you to mindfulness over eight weeks via group sessions of approximately 90 minutes per week, which can usually be held at a time to suit your group and in your school/setting. This course can be offered to anyone connected with your school community; teachers, teaching support staff, admin and site staff, peripatetic support, parents and governors.
The course is delivered in person, allowing real-time interaction with your group whilst being led by a highly experienced MiSP trained adult mindfulness teacher.
What will I get from .b Foundations?
.b Foundations is an introduction to mindfulness for the purpose of supporting participants in terms of their own understanding of mindfulness and general wellbeing. .b Foundations does not involve training to teach mindfulness to young people or adults.
If you are interested in teaching mindfulness to your pupils, those who complete the .b Foundations course and continue to practise mindfulness on a regular basis can then qualify for further training to teach our dots curriculum (for 3 – 6 year-olds), Paws b curriculum (for 7 – 11 year-olds) or our .b curriculum (for 11 – 18 year-olds).
Anyone who completes a .b Foundations course with a recognised teacher will be able to pay to join the Hub and access ongoing personal practice support via Hub practice group sessions, one day retreats and skills workshops. To find out more please click here.
If you have already taken a .b Foundations course and would like to join the Hub, please apply here.
How do I find a .b Foundations teacher?
To find a local .b Foundations teacher in your area, please click here.
Alternatively, if you don’t have enough people to run a group course in person, you can book individual staff members onto an online .begin course instead. See details below.
If you are a qualfied adult mindfulness teacher and would like to hear about how you can train to teach .b Foundations, please visit the Train to Teach .b Foundations page here.
How much does .b Foundations cost?
.b Foundations teachers are independent of MiSP and will agree a fee direct with you for delivering a course depending on where you are located, type of setting and number of participants. MiSP is not able to advise on what should be charged.
Find out more about .begin?
You can find out more about the online option .begin here.