mindfulness for teens
If neither parent / guardian has completed Brahm Centre’s Mindfulness Foundation Course, at least 1 parent / guardian will need to sign up for it simultaneously (option available on the same registration form).
• Teens and their parents / guardians
• Both the child and parent / guardian are expected to attend all 4 sessions, with a recommended duration of at least 5 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 serves to raise the awareness of youths where they learn how to direct their attention to their experience as it is unfolding, moment to moment, with open-minded curiosity and acceptance.
The .b mindfulness course brings mindfulness to life in a way that is fun, engaging and useful in youths’ daily lives. Specially 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 over 12 countries, and has been evaluated positively by the University of Cambridge and Oxford Brookes.
• Enhanced well-being
• Improved attention, inhibition and grades
• Reduced negative affect
• Improved meta-cognition
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, ruminative and anxious thoughts and low moods
• To cope with the everyday stresses and strains 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
• Daily practice encouragement and support to aid integration of mindfulness tools into life beyond school
Staff and children share their experience of mindfulness and .b (credits to Mindfulness in Schools Project and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre)
More questions? Please visit our FAQ page.