mindfulness for teens
If neither parent / guardian has completed Brahm Centre’s Mindfulness Foundation Course, at least one parent / guardian will need to sign up to take the course concurrently in order to support the teen’s mindfulness practices.
• Teens and their parents / guardians
• Both the child and parent / guardian are expected to attend all four sessions, with a recommended duration of at least five minutes of daily practice for the child
* The parents / guardians will attend the Mindfulness Foundation Course in a separate classroom.
Duration: 2 hours per session x 4 sessions
.b stands for “Stop, Breathe and Be!”
This simple act of mindfulness aims to raise the awareness of youths, as they learn how to focus on their attention on experiences (WHAT KIND OF EXPERIENCES?), as it unfolds, with open-minded curiosity and acceptance.
Mindfulness comes alive in a way that is fun, engaging and useful in youths’ daily lives. Designed by experienced classroom teachers and mindfulness experts in the UK, .b mindfulness is the flagship course of the Mindfulness in Schools Project (www.mindfulnessinschools.org). Since its inception in 2007, the course has been taught in more than 12 countries and has received positive feedback the University of Cambridge and Oxford Brookes University in the UK.
• Enhances overall well-being
• Improves attention span, reduces shyness and enhances performance at school
• Reduces negative emotions
• Improves meta-cognition: awareness and understanding of one’s own thought processes
What will you learn?
• To feel happier and calmer
• To improve concentration and focus in classes, in exams and tests, on the sports field, when playing games, when paying attention, and listening to others
• To work with difficult mental states, such as depressive, anxious or ruminative thoughts and low moods
• To cope with everyday stresses of teenage life, such as exams, relationships, sleep problems and family issues
What is included?
• Scientific knowledge
• PowerPoint lessons with a variety of film clips
• Short mindfulness meditation practices
• Fun-filled activities and games to introduce mindfulness concepts
• Discussion and exploration of experiences
• Assistance in the integration of mindfulness tools into life outside the school
Staff and children share their experience of mindfulness and .b (credits to Mindfulness in Schools Project and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre)