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:
- 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
- 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 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.