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What we need now ... and in the future

We are living at an incredibly uncertain time. We are clearly living in challenging times. The pandemic has been difficult for all of us in different ways and highlighted the inequalities and discrimination in our society. There is suffering throughout the world through continuing conflict, including the new one we are witnessing in Europe. We […]

Back to School: What can mindfulness offer us during transition?

Elinor Brown explores how mindfulness can support us through change, the Bridges Transition Model and a practice for being present as we move between day-to-day activities. The first of a series of blogs looking at mindfulness and wellbeing through the rhythms of the school year. “Transition is not just a nice way to say change. […]

The Lost Qualities of Teachers – Finding a Way Back with Mindfulness

By Liz Lord In this first of a series of blogs looking at the essential qualities of school mindfulness teachers, Liz Lord tracks the explosion in popularity of the children’s book, The Lost Words, by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris, and explores the lessons we can learn from their experiences. I first learned of the […]

Just calling something ‘mindful’ does not make it mindful

by Claire Kelly ‘Mindful’ and ‘mindfulness’ are rapidly becoming the words of the moment, a useful shorthand for ‘paying attention’ or even ‘relaxation’, but that isn’t what they mean, and it’s important to know why. As of August 2020, a simple Google search (from within the UK) for the term ‘mindfulness’ offers 268,000,000 results, indicating […]