EDUCATION & CORPORATE

I offer bespoke well-being packages to schools, colleges, businesses and community groups. 

I bring to these my extensive knowledge and understanding of working and leading in schools alongside all my training and experience of well-being practices.

 

Bespoke packages can include:

 

⟶ Developing Policy and Strategy

⟶ Developing a holistic approach and ethos to Mental Health and Wellbeing in the organisation

⟶ The Mindful Leader

⟶ Whole Staff Well-being Training

⟶ Well-being classes for staff (including anxiety and stress management; mindfulness and meditation;

     well-being strategies and understanding)

 

⟶ Mindfulness for Children  

-       Staff training 

-       Working with children / young people in the classroom

⟶ Well-being Strategies for Children and Young People

-       Dealing with anxiety, exam / test stress, peer pressure etc. 

 

⟶ Emotional Freedom Technique

-       Working with children / young people in the classroom

-       Training staff

⟶ Mindfulness in Schools Project 

-      (see below for more information)

 

 

A range of courses are available through the year at different venues. See Events page for up to date information. 

 

 

WHY IS MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING A PRIORITY? 

Mental Health and Well-being is so fundamentally important to all of us!

      15.4 million working days were lost due to work related stress, depression or 

       anxiety in 2017-18  

       1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health issue at some point in 

       their life.

       75% of all mental health problems are established by the time someone is 18

       Mental health is the single largest cause of disability in the UK

 

We will all see times when our well-being is flourishing and then times when we struggle, some of us more than others. Well-being affects every part of our lives, including our work or education. We cannot always avoid mental ill health, but we can be better prepared to deal with it. 

 

John Kabat-Zinn explained 

“we can be more resistant to stress, more resilient, if we build up our resources and enhance our physical and psychological well-being in general”

 

Creating a whole organisation ethos that promotes mental health, wellbeing and resilience will not only improve lives but also improve the performance of individuals, both staff and children, and school / workplace performance as a whole. 

 

 

 

MINDFULNESS IN SCHOOLS PROJECT (MiSP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The classroom-based mindfulness curriculum I offer is called ‘Paws b’. 

‘Paws b’is a 6-12 session curriculum for children aged 7 -11 and is offered formally as a series of lessons which often sit well within a PSHE curriculum or elsewhere, and informally through integrating the learning and practice of mindfulness in all National Curriculum subjects and in the children’s everyday lives.

There is a growing body of rigorous research evidence regarding the potential benefits of mindfulness for young people. 

Professor Katherine Weare (Emeritus Professor, Southampton and Exeter Universities) observed in her award-winning research summary: schools who engage in mindfulness are likely to see ‘beneficial results on the emotional wellbeing, mental health, ability to learn and even the physical health of their students. Such interventions are relatively cheap to introduce, have an impact fairly quickly, can fit into a wide range of contexts and above all are enjoyable and civilising, for pupils and staff.’  

During the course they will be learning about many things, including:

  • Specific areas of the brain and how these affect our ability to focus, make good choices, recognise when we need to steady ourselves when our body or mind is busy or out of balance.

  • Ways that mindfulness can support them in many day-to-day activities, including concentration and memory, behavioural self- management, and in relationships with family and friends.

  • Ways to respond rather than react – and therefore make better choices and take best care of themselves and others.

 

The feedback from children who have taken part in Paws bis very positive. They report enjoying the lessons and find the learning supports them in a broad range of situations from being able to concentrate and focus more easily in school to help them feel calmer in exams and competitions. Many have described sharing the learning with other family members and finding it helps them with their relationships with family and friends.

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