Brecon Mindfulness In Schools

Mindfulness offers a unique opportunity for young people to develop several skills which will be useful to them both in their school years and beyond. 

How pupils can benefit:

  • Greater self- awareness, impulse control and willpower
  • Concrete strategies to help them identify and deal with stress and anxiety themselves
  • Increased resilience
  • Curiosity and creativity
  • Improved communication and interpersonal skills
  • Compassion to themselves and others

What we cover:

  • Understanding how the brain works and learning about the new discoveries in neuroscience such as neuroplasticity (use it or lose it and how practice really can make perfect)
  • Consideration of the impact of technology on the brain (both good and bad)
  • The importance of gratitude in daily life for resilience and well-being
  • Emotional intelligence – why humans have a critical inner voice and how to manage it

Brecon Mindfulness can work in Primary, Secondary and Special schools. We can provide a bespoke series of lessons to meet a school’s needs:

Here are some examples of what we could offer

  • A set of 8 weekly lessons for a Year 5 or Year 6 class to introduce mindfulness and establish a practice which class teachers can then maintain. (It is excellent for teacher well-being, too)
  • A set of lessons or workshops for Year 10 to help pupils understand how to look after their minds and to introduce then to some of the practices of mindfulness, including meditation
  • Outdoor mindfulness, combining forest school with mindfulness techniques
  • Sessions for a skills day / immersion day for a year group
  • Guidance and INSET training for staff to introduce a whole school approach to well-being
  • Smaller group sessions for specific pupils e.g. for ALENCO nurture groups
  • A twilight session for pupils doing public exams to show them strategies to manage exam stress and / or an information evening for parents about what they can do to support their children
  • Ros has extensive experience of helping young people to manage exam stress and can run sessions for groups to teach some skills that they can use both during the revision period and whilst in exams