A Whole School Approach to Mindfulness

Clare is passionate about schools embedding and sustaining Mindfulness as a whole school strategy, so that Mindfulness can benefit the whole community: learners, staff and parents. She is very keen to work with schools that would like to do this and she is actively seeking funding for this work. Please contact Clare to discuss in more detail.


Tailored sessions for schools

Bespoke sessions can be developed to meet the needs of students and staff. Clare can meet with your school to develop and create mindfulness training sessions to suit your school's individual needs.


Youth Mindfulness Kids Programme

Youth Mindfulness lessons are for primary school children. The Youth Mindfulness Kids programme is a 16-lesson introduction to Mindfulness for 7 to 11 year olds, with a strong emphasis on experiential learning. 

  • Its 16 one-hour lessons build up sequentially, introducing and exploring new facets of Mindfulness with each lesson. 
  • The first six lessons focus on cultivating intention, attention and attitude. 
  • As the course progresses, children then learn to cultivate gratitude, handle difficult thoughts and emotions, and finally develop kindness towards themselves and others. 
  • Importantly, the key foundations of Mindfulness - i.e. paying attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity and kindness - are emphasised throughout all 16 lessons.

For more information on the Youth Mindfulness Kids Programme, please visit www.youthmindfulness.org

Paws b

Paws b lessons are for primary school children in KS2 (age 7-11). There are six one-hour weekly lessons and they can be taught through the PSE educational framework for 7-19 in Wales under Health and emotional wellbeing. These lessons also can be mapped against the Literacy and Numeracy Framework for Wales for 5-14 year olds.

These lessons will give learners opportunities to develop speaking, listening , thinking and communication skills. They will also support learners to take increasing responsibility for keeping the mind and body safe and healthy and feel positive about themselves and be sensitive towards the feelings of others.

.b

This course is aimed at 11-18 year olds and it is delivered in the classroom or in small group settings. There are ten one-hour weekly lessons all packed with visuals, video clips, and activities that bring Mindfulness to life for young people. These lessons can be taught through the Personal and Social Education Framework for 7-19 year olds in Wales at KS3/4/5 or through the Welsh Baccalaureate at KS4 and KS5 .
These lessons will give learners opportunities to develop speaking, listening, thinking and communication skills. They will also support learners to display a responsible attitude towards keeping the mind and body safe and healthy and develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others.

.b Foundations

This course is designed for educational communities to develop foundations in mindfulness for:
 Teachers, staff and adults working with young people in school settings
. Parents of children and young people receiving .b or paws b. 
The course is made up of a taster session and 8 weekly 90-minute sessions.
This course will support you to develop your own mindfulness practice and it is also a requirement should you chose to train as a .b or Paws b mindfulness teacher for children.
Each participant will get a copy of the book Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Prof M Williams and Danny Penman.

.b Foundations Taster Session

The Mindfulness .b Foundations Taster session is for staff in schools or adults working with children and young people and/or parents. It an be delivered as part of an Inset day or a Twilight session, and is  a 60 minutes session or 90 minutes. It will provide staff with information about what mindfulness offers and some mindfulness practices will be taught that can be used straight away. This taster session is a stand–alone, however, it can also be the start of the mindfulness journey for those of you who want to explore mindfulness further through the 8 weekly 90-minute sessions for the .b Foundations course.

Please click here to find out more about these courses.



Testimonials

Year 9 and 10 students:

'It relaxes me and calms me’‘
'I liked that we can all do these meditations whatever our culture and religion’
‘That we learned how to handle anxiety and stress levels’
‘It cleared my mind and I liked the quizzes and the fun we had learning'
'Using the meditations at home’

.b Foundations participants:

‘I have really enjoyed this course. The trainer explained the meditations carefully and clearly and listening to her soothing voice was the highlight of the training!’
‘Claire was a fantastic tutor! Extremely enjoyable course. Good pace and plenty of opportunities to participate in discussions or questions’
‘The course was lovely! It provided good ways to let go of anxiety and stress. Materials provided (book) went well with each week’s session. Training each week provided support as well as time to reflect on the previous week’s home practice. Overall the course was a wonderful way to learn more about being mindful.’
‘Excellent! 
Clare was fantastic at creating a relaxing, supportive environment where mindfulness could be explored and developed’
‘The training was delivered at a consistently high level by a tutor who clearly wished to facilitate our introduction to, and continued use of mindfulness. She was non-judgmental; clearly she just wanted to open possibilities for us to consider – excellent.’
‘Exceeded expectation- this was a time for me when I felt I could look after myself, a time I not only enjoyed but needed. The course was non –threatening but dealt with issues I needed to think about and equipped me to deal with the stresses of teaching and life generally’