What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is all about learning to direct our attention to our experience as it unfolds, moment by moment, with open-minded curiosity and acceptance. Rather than worrying about what has happened or might happen, it trains us to respond skilfully to whatever is happening right now, be that good or bad.
 
What are the potential benefits of mindfulness?
 
Thousands of research studies have evaluated the effects of mindfulness training in many contexts, and they identify consistent potential benefits to adults’ psychological health and wellbeing, including:
 
Feeling calmer and more positive
 
Helping cope with stress and anxiety
 
Improving concentration and focus
 
Getting on better with others

Mindfulness in Schools Project

(MiSP) is a charity whose aim is to inform, create, train and support the teaching of secular mindfulness to young people and those who care for them.

 

https://mindfulnessinschools.org/

Mindfulness in Schools Project
 
(MiSP) is a charity whose aim is to inform, create, train and support the teaching of secular mindfulness to young people and those who care for them.
 
At Tuxford Academy, Mrs Fretwell is .b trained and is running a programme of lessons to Year 7 and Year 9 through Global Awareness, as well as drop in sessions for all years during Monday lunchtimes. Staff Mindfulness sessions will also run from September 2018.
 
What is .b ?
 
.b is a fun, engaging and useful ten-session mindfulness course for young people, adapted from the adult courses Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy. It has been evaluated positively by the University of Cambridge and Oxford Brookes, and can be used in a wide range of contexts and age ranges.
 
Useful apps and links 
 
You can practice mindfulness via a number of apps available on all platforms.
 
Click the images below to take you to websites and app download links.
 
  
Suggested reads

 

The little Book of Mindfulness - Dr Patricia Collard
 
Journey into Mindfulness - Dr Patricia Collard
 
Mindfulness a practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world - Mark Williams and Danny Penman

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