Mindfulness is an extremely powerful toolkit for managing stress and anxiety. In my workshops for education and the workplace I overview the core concepts and teach simple mediation and mindfulness techniques that work, and which staff, teachers and students can use straight away.

Based in Southampton, Hampshire, my mindfulness workshops cover the South to visit your school or business premises.


Mindfulness in education for teachers and headteachers

This workshop gives all school staff a thorough grounding in the principles of mindfulness and the benefits it can bring. It also teaches some techniques they can use for themselves straight away.

The longer versions of this workshop also teach a variety of easy, ‘drop-in’ mindfulness techniques that staff can use with the children in the classroom. For example:

5 Senses Exercise

The Happy Switch

Power Posing

Dance and Sing

Mindful Eating

Mindful Movement

Kindness Language

Safe Place Visualisation

Our Thoughts and the Glitter Globe

Gratitude Exercise

Getting in the Fresh Air

Mindful Body Scan

Positive Affirmations

Check-in: how am I feeling? 

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment, exactly as it is with kindness and curiosity. Through mindfulness, we give ourselves time to pay attention to our feelings, both positive and negative.  

With the correct training and practice, mindfulness can be used to catch hold of and work through negative feelings, such as anxiety and stress.

Workshop delivery:

This workshop is perfect for INSET days and twilight sessions.

Three-hour Workshop:

An introduction to mindfulness and the benefits it can bring to you at work and in your personal life, along with some techniques you can use yourself.


Four-hour Workshop:

As per the three-hour session, plus a selection of simple, ‘drop-in’ mindfulness activities that you can use in the classroom straight away.


I will present the workshop to your team on your school premises.
There is no limit to the number of people that can attend

Workshop feedback:

Botley Church of England Primary School

Sarah ran a highly successful training event with all staff looking at mindfulness. This has had a real impact on day to day practice and on how members of staff at school are more aware of considering their own well being and how best to support it. It has been a pleasure to work alongside Sarah and would strongly endorse her training as having a real purpose and impact within school.

J Cooil / Headteacher

Sholing Junior School

As we will be delivering mindfulness in the curriculum this term, we decided to ask Sarah to come in and deliver a mindfulness workshop to all staff. Sarah worked closely with us beforehand to make sure the workshop was exactly what we wanted and needed. It was informative, interactive anduseful which gave staff the knowledge and confidence to be able to deliver mindfulness to all children in the school on a daily basis. In addition, she emphasised the importance of mindfulness for adults working in the school as well as the children. Her knowledgeable and relaxed approach meant that everyone engaged with ease and enjoyed the interactive session. Thank you Sarah, there were endless positive comments afterwards from the staff.

Angela Manore / Sholing Junior School

Inset Cluster day at Wallop Primary

Thank you – very helpful • Very relaxed, thank you • Enjoyed it • Many helpful and practical suggestions • I would have liked it to be a lot longer – overall very good and relaxing • Something different and very interesting • Very good both personally and professionally

Teacher Comments

• Inspired me to work with children within school • Brilliant! Things that will actually work that are manageable for home and school – thank you! • As a Senior leader I find that mindfulness, connecting the children with their inner self is essential for mental health

Teacher Comments

• Very useful and enjoyable – thank you! • Fab practical ideas • Some really useful practices for the classroom • Great introductions to mindfulness, but needed more time • I could listen to Sarah Kerr talk all afternoon. Really interesting and loads to put into place

Teacher Comments
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Mindfulness, Resilience and Wellbeing in the workplace:

These wellbeing workshops are tailor made to suit the size of your company and the staff within your company. Some of the topics included are:

Practical and realistic tools for staff to use both personally and professionally when dealing with stress situations, or suffering with anxiety or overwhelm.

Introduction to mindfulness and the benefits of mindfulness

What is meditation and does it work?

Simple Breathing techniques to help stay calm

Science around our amazing brains

Identifying your stress response


Calming techniques

Identifying stressors and how to deal more effectively with them

The mind body connection

…. and much more that can be discussed in detail beforehand.

Workshop feedback:

Mindfulness in the Workplace Workshop

“The mindfulness workshop led by Sarah was superb. I think myself and my team all entered into it with a degree of apprehension and if I am honest, a level of scepticism about the impact could make. Sarah has helped give us all strategies we can use throughout our daily lives, both personally and professionally, to handle and process the frustrations we suffer. Sarah made us all feel comfortable and helped us understand what was happening physiologically whilst at the same time finding easy ways for us to put in place practical responses to our trigger points as well as providing a roadmap for a better and more rounded approach to life.  We were all thoroughly impressed with the course and have already booked in follow up sessions with Sarah – many thanks Sarah, we (aim to be) a more peaceful team now!”

Adam Johnson / Director - New Forest Weatlh Management

3.5 hours Mindfulness, Resilience and Wellbeing workshop


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