Mindfulness

A day in the life of . . .

A day in the life of Maggie Farrar Mindfulness has been such an important part of my life for many years. I have always been attracted to meditation and particularly the roots of contemporary, secular mindfulness in Buddhist psychology. When I came across mindfulness 20 years ago it seemed to show me a way of […]

From Teaching Mindfulness to Leading Mindfully - An Exploration

By Maggie Farrar I recently facilitated a MiSP programme on ‘Exploring Mindful Leadership’ for those trained, through MiSP, to teach mindfulness to children and who were interested in exploring how their mindfulness practice could enhance their leadership whatever their role. We also explored how we might use our experience, as teachers of mindfulness, to influence […]

Ways to Rest

Do you ever find yourself postponing a break until the next thing is done? With the intense demands on education staff, intensified by the pandemic, it is no wonder that day after day involves driving relentlessly from one task to another. In addition, as educators and carers, many of us have a habit of putting ourselves […]

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. […]