Mindfulness for Schools

Over the last 6 years I have worked with over 5000 pupils, teachers and parents in over a score of Primary and Secondary schools, and been able to see the positive impact Mindfulness can have on schools and their communities.

Mindfulness for Y1-6

This MiSP-developed programme is designed to help pupils improve their concentration and manage their emotions.

It compliments the existing national curriculum for PSCHE and helps children develop their emotional literacy and emotional intelligence, i.e. their self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, social skills and self-esteem and self-worth.

Lessons take place over 6 1hr sessions or 12 half hour sessions, as children discover:

– their amazing brain

– how to train their puppy mind

– how to recognise wobbles and steady themselves

– how to deal with anger, sadness and fear

– how to notice when their mind is telling them stories

– how to nurture their happiness.

 

 Course dates: as agreed with schools for onsite or online

£750 per 6hr programme per class of 30 pupils

Discounts available for multiple classes

Mindfulness for Y7-13 

This MiSP-developed programme is designed to help pupils navigate the challenges of teenage life: how to deal with issues such as bullying, anger, body image, exam stress, food, love, relationships and the future.

Lessons take place over 9 40 minute sessions as children discover:

  • The 7 pillars of happiness
  • How to play attention
  • How to tame our animal mind
  • How to recognise worrying
  • How to be present
  • How to stay in the zone and in flow
  • How to step back from the thought traffic of our mind
  • How to befriend the difficult situations and emotions
  • How to take in the good and be present with our heart

Course dates: as agreed with schools for onsite or online

£850 per 9 session programme per class of 30 pupils

Discounts available for multiple classes 

Book by emailing breathe@annawille.com

Mindfulness for Teachers and Parents

Over 8 1hr sessions or 5 1.5hr sessions, in groups of 10-40 teachers OR parents, participants will learn easy breathing techniques and discuss practical ways to help them cope with the stresses and potential anxieties of modern life at work or in the home, so that it can be harmonious.

Over the course we will look at:

  • Why and how we operate on auto-pilot and feel the need to rush the day
  • How we should/can judge ourselves less, in order to be happy
  • What stressors we face and how they can provoke emotions, reactions and urges
  • How to deal with difficulties
  • How to relate to our thoughts and flourish
  • How to accept things and let happy times unfold

To book a taster session or an in-house course for your work team or parent group, please email me at breathe@annawille.com.

 

Mindfulness for Teachers or Parents:

 For teachers: £999 per 8 hour course for up to 40 teachers

For parents: £120pp for an 8 hr course for up to 40 parents paid for by parents

 

Mindfulness for SLT Development

Over 8 2hr sessions in groups of up to 12 SLT, participants will learn easy breathing techniques and discuss practical ways to help them cope with the stresses and potential anxieties of life and work.

Over the course we will look at:

  • identifying and reducing living on autopilot so we can see thing’s with a beginner’s mind
  • getting out of our judgmental heads
  • gathering our scattered mind and ruminating less over the past or worrying about the future
  • recognising difficulty by connecting with our body
  • how to allow things to be without attachment
  • how to avoid fight or flight; how to argue less or avoid dealing with situations
  • taking care of ourselves with mastery and pleasure
  • how to maintain a mindfulness practice for harmony at work and at home.

Course dates: as agreed with schools for online or onsite sessions.

£1999 per 8 week course for up to 12 participants from 1 or more schools

To book a taster session or an in-house course for your work team or parent group, please email me at breathe@annawille.com.

Resource For Teachers:

To compliment the learning from the pupil and parent courses, and help keep Mindfulness alive at home, I developed a resource to help children develop their Emotional Literacy / Intelligence and am pleased to offer ‘Mindfulness Shuffle – 50 fun Mindfulness Activities’, which are easy-to-follow activities help children (and parents) adopt the founding attitudes of mindfulness. Today’s world of the internet, social media and general over-stimulation, means that most children spend too much time thinking, analysing, comparing and judging … and not enough time just being: living each moment with awareness and sensing each experience. The 50 simple activities help children develop 6 key areas of emotional intelligence: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, social skills and self-esteem and self-worth. The Mindfulness Shuffle cards will help your child fulfil their academic and happiness potential at school and at home. To order a pack at £14.99 email me at breathe@annawille.com.