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.
This workshop is perfect for INSET days and twilight sessions. It is available in three tiers:
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.
As per the three-hour session, plus a selection of simple, ‘drop-in’ mindfulness activities that you can use in the classroom straight away.
As per the three-hour session, plus a broader 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.
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.
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.
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
• 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
• 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