Step 2 – Learn Mindfulness

If a more mindful culture in schools is to become a reality, a core group of staff exploring and practising mindfulness is essential.

At its most simple there are two main reasons for staff to learn mindfulness:

  1. Mindfulness enhances the well-being and resilience of staff among many other benefits. ‘Evidence for Mindfulness: Impacts on the Wellbeing and Performance of School Staff‘ by Katherine Weare, Emeritus Professor, Universities of Exeter and Southampton
  2. Teachers need to have understood mindfulness personally – from the inside – before they can be expected to teach it well and safely to young people.

Which MiSP eight-week courses would you recommend?

There are two options, depending on the number of teachers interested in finding out about mindfulness and the availability of a local .b Foundations teachers:

.begin

.begin is a live online eight-week course for individuals and small groups delivered by a MiSP-trained instructor.

.begin combines the convenience of an online course that you can complete in the comfort of your own home with the intimacy of live, face-to-face delivery. You will be introduced to mindfulness over eight weeks via small group sessions of approximately 90 minutes per week. The course is delivered via video conferencing, allowing real-time interaction with the group whilst being led by a highly experienced MiSP-trained instructor.

MiSP is accredited as a CPD provider by the CPD Standards Office, and .begin has been rigorously assessed as providing 13 hours of CPD.

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.b Foundations

.b Foundations is an eight-week course delivered on site by an independent MiSP-trained teacher to a group of at least 12 staff. This option is suitable for schools who have a sufficient number of interested staff to make an in-house course viable and who are able to find a local mindfulness teacher who is available.

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