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In this 4.5-minute video pupils and teachers at a London primary school talk to Srivati about the effect of their mindfulness programme. Srivati runs the Breathing Space in Schools project, in London, UK, and will be running training this month for others who’d like to teach mindfulness for schools. She writes:
“I love teaching mindfulness in London schools. You get to meet loads of young people and their staff and introduce them to a set of positive skills and approaches that may last them a lifetime. Recently, working with a small group of 10 year-olds over eight weeks I was delighted how they each felt they could cope better with the challenges of not reacting to things and people. ‘The good things inside are winning over the bad things’, says Ahmed.
Twice a year we offer a 3-day training for school staff who want to become mindfulness and meditation mentors for their schools. These are also open to those connected with Triratna centres and groups who would like to do outreach in local schools.
After the training last autumn, some of our participants said:
“I learned how to bring mindfulness to young people in an accessible, practical and fun way.
“I feel equipped and excited about starting my journey of mindfulness in school.”
“ Absolutely worth travelling for, even with train delays!”
To be eligible, you need to have done an 8-week secular mindfulness course and have been practising for at least 6 months.
The next training will be at the London Buddhist Centre on 25th and 26th February and 7th May and costs £450.
srivati [at] breathingspaceinschools.co.uk (Contact Srivati.)
Visit the Breathing Space website.