Mindfulness in Schools


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Mindfulness in Schools

  1. 1. Mindfulness
  2. 2. Mindfulness What it is? Why do it? How to do it Thanks to Yvette Bordley @ For Original Presentation .co.uk
  3. 3. What is mindfulness? ocusing your mind on the present. To be mindful to be aware of your thoughts and actions in the present, without judging yourself.
  4. 4. Go to page () 9.1 write down what is Midfulness
  5. 5. Are you on auto pilot? When was the last time you stopped and really noticed your surroundings?
  6. 6. Thoughts washing round and round in your head Mindfulness creates a different state of mind.
  7. 7. How much homework will we get tonight? Call Mum... Do I have enough money for lunch? Is my hair ok? We are always thinking..
  8. 8. Take a break search proves Mindfulness meditation improves alth and mood. It decreases stress, depression an ting disorders.
  9. 9. Go to page () 9.2 Why is practicing mindfulness a good idea?
  10. 10. Stop… Take a breat Observe Proceed Techniqu
  11. 11. Slow down. Take a few deep breaths Observe yourself withou judgment. Proceed in the present moment. Stop.....................
  12. 12. st for the moment. t’s not working right now, don’t force it. Just brin ur thoughts back to the present.
  13. 13. Breathe se your breath as an object of awareness. Allow e breath to flow naturally and simply be aware of Do not try to control the breath.
  14. 14. Do it washing up... Be more present in your daily activities especially doing the washing up! Be in the moment...
  15. 15. ry it Walking... more present walking. Try a walking meditation…
  16. 16. How about eating? e mindful when you eat. Yum savour the moment
  17. 17. Any time, ny place, nywhere u can be mindful anywhere in the world, at me, in school. It only takes a minute to be fully esent in the moment...
  18. 18. simple mindful exercise at a raisin mindfully... ouch it quash it mell it Hear it hew it hat was your perience like ?
  19. 19. , be in your body, notice how you e doing in this moment. uided mindful meditation
  20. 20. Guided Meditation Video 15 min
  21. 21. Go to page () 9.3 write down how you feel after the guided mindful meditation
  22. 22. Take time to be mindful
  23. 23. Then go back into the world... . Practice mindfulness in everything you do.
  24. 24. Other Useful Links • http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-18136/7-fun-ways-to- teach-your-kids-mindfulness.html • http://www.mindfulteachers.org/p/free-resources-and- lesson-plans.html • http://www.theguardian.com/education/teacher- blog/2013/jun/24/mindfulness-classroom-teaching- resource • http://mindfulmarketing.co.uk/