Mindfulness can help teachers ‘pay attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally’ (Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of MBSR). It teaches them to recognise when they are overthinking; ruminating over the past or worrying about the future, both of which can cause stress or depression.
Mindfulness enables teachers to develop their emotional intelligence in order to be the best, most effective teacher and the happiest team member they can be, to support your school’s culture of excellence and love of learning, by being resilient, adaptable and cooperative. Previously, teachers who have attended training commented “I really saw a difference in my mood” and “It has helped me cope with overload, stress and anxiety”.
This session is facilitated by Anna Wille, who is a qualified adult and children’s Mindfulness teacher, trained by Dr Patrizia Collard, the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre. Anna has worked with more than a dozen schools and taught over 3,000 teachers and pupils skills to support their mental health and wellbeing. She has also published “Mindfulness Shuffle” – 50 activities for teachers to develop emotional intelligence in children.
Aimed at: those whose responsibility it is to support teacher wellbeing – to help teachers find joy in teaching, with confidence and self-motivation, with minimal stress.
Date: 21st March or 20th June 2019
Venue: Albemarle Primary School (Princes Way, SW16 6JP)
Please contact the Wandle Teaching School Alliance: 0207 622 1619 / firstname.lastname@example.org.