Mindfulness for Teachers
Mindfulness is a powerful tool for self care for teachers & all school staff.
Schools are very busy places. The daily demands of teaching a ‘full’ curriculum dealing with students, parents and colleagues leaves little time for teachers to really focus on themselves, to nourish their sense of well being and refill the well from which they draw upon daily.
Mindfulness Courses & Support for Teachers:
Supporting Staff to learn Mindfulness can help them:
Improve Well Being – Physically, Mentally and Emotionally
Increase Kindness & Compassion for one’s self and others
Increase Cognitive Performance- Including the ability to pay attention and focus, make decisions and respond with greater flexibility & creativity
Enhance Job Performance
Bringing Mindfulness into Your School - How to do it and Where to start?
For Teachers & SNA’s to begin to share the gifts of mindfulness with their pupils & students they need to take time first to develop their own understanding & practice of Mindfulness. This takes times and dedication.
The best place to start is with teachers , supporting them to develop their own understanding and practice of Mindfulness which in time enables to train to teach mindfulness in their classroom.
2-Hour Introduction Session for School Staff
Mindfulness Tools for Self Care & for the Classroom:
Croke Park Session for all staff
This 2 Hour Workshop offered as part of the Croke Park Hours is aimed at supporting teachers, sna’s and all school staff understand the theory, practice and benefits of mindfulness for self care and for the classroom and school environment. We deliver this through various Education Centres around the country and to Teacher/ Staff Groups in their own School as part of Croke Park Hours
During this session, teachers & staff will get an understanding of:
The theory & practical experience of cultivating various Mindfulness Practices.
The Mindful Brain: An Introduction to the Scientific Research of Mindfulness and its potential benefits for our Physical, Mental and Emotional Health and Well Being
Stress – What it is and how can mindfulness can support us to learn to respond more skillfully to the challenges and stresses in our daily lives.
Introduction to Mindfulness Programmes & Practices for the Classroom
The Session is a mixture of part lecture and part experiential giving participants time to engage in a variety of Mindfulness Practices, having a moment to Stop, Pause and Breathe for a moment.
We have offered this session to many education Centres around the country and in schools directly around the country including:
Cloghroe National School, Cork
Cloyne National School, Cork
Carrigaline Boys School, Cork
St. Teresians Junior School, Donnybrook, Co. Dublin
Belgrove Junior Boys School, Clontarf, Dublin
Scoil Nano Nagle , Clondalkin, Dublin
Scoil Chearbhaill Uí Dhálaigh, Leixlip, Co. Kildare
St. Andrew’s Junior School, Dublin
Scoil Naomh Feichin, Drogheda
St. Paul’s, Navan
St. Virgina’s School, Virginia, Co.Cavan
Newport Boys School, Co. Tipperary
Kilmyshall National School, Co. Wexford