MINDFULNESS FOR TEACHERS

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Who is this course for?

Research has shown Mindfulness reduces stress and anxiety, improves concentration, and increases happiness and contentment in life. Regular mindfulness practice is a valuable  self-care tool for anyone who wants to take better care of their well-being, and also improve their relationship with others. Mindfulness helps teachers to cultivate compassionate attention and presence in the classroom. This Mindfulness course is aimed at all teachers as well as all others who are interested in Mindfulness. Participants are expected to have at least B1 level of English proficiency.

Methodology

This course is an introduction to the theory and research behind Mindfulness. Applying stress management with Mindfulness and meditation, as well as cultivating Mindfulness in everyday life to increase contentment, happiness and improve the quality of our relationships.
A big focus during the course will be Mindfulness practice. We will try different Mindfulness meditation techniques, to gradually introduce and integrate Mindfulness into your daily life.

Outcomes
  • Understanding the theory behind Mindfulness and meditation.

  • Knowledge about the benefits of Mindfulness.

  • Understanding and ability to practise different Mindfulness Meditation techniques.

  • Understanding the mechanisms behind stress, and why we experience it, and learn how Mindfulness can help in stress management.

  • Understanding of how Mindfulness can have a positive impact for teachers and the school environment.

  • Understanding the research behind self compassion and how practicing self compassion can enhance emotional well-being.

  • Improving English fluency (official language of the course).

  • Promoting intercultural awareness.

  • Sharing experiences of Mindfulness from different perspectives in order to help each of us to be more effective in our work.

  • Strengthening the European collaboration among people involved in the practice of mindfulness in education in different contexts.

  • Providing insights into different education systems.

Preparation

After registration participants will receive pre-course questionnaire which will be used by the trainer to learn about participants’ teaching backgrounds and to assess their exact needs. Before the beginning of the course a basic reading list will be suggested to participants to prepare for the training. Participants will also be asked to prepare a presentation about themselves, their professional context and their culture. The presentation will be presented on the first day of the course to facilitate networking opportunities. Participants will receive information about the country they are going to visit in order to prepare them for their cultural experience.

5 days programme (25 hours)

course sessions (Monday to Friday)

  • Introduction of participants, outline of the programme, warm-ups and ice breakers

  • Themes: Introduction to Mindfulness; research, theory & practice

  • Mindfulness and Stress management

  • Cultivating Mindfulness to daily life. Mindfulness in a school environment

  • Self-compassion and Mindfulness

  • Individual support

  • Presentation of outcomes, discussion, evaluation and closing session

cultural and social programme

  • Teambilding and networking activities

  • City tour or a cultural trip

Follow up

After the course participants will be asked to share what they have learned with the rest of the staff in their schools. Further books and articles to deepen the topic and contacts with some other practitioners all over Europe and in the world will be suggested by the trainer. The methods shared and explored and the bibliography given will allow the participants to complete and improve their educational path.

CERTIFICATE

Each participant will get a course attendance certificate and we will validate the acquired competences on the Europass Mobility upon request. Please note that we have a paperless policy and all the documents will be delivered in digital form.

COURSE FEE

The course fee is 80 € per day. It includes tuition and materials, cultural and social programme, support in preparation and all the administrative work. There are no additional costs or hidden fees. After registration, you will receive a pro-forma invoice which you will have to pay by bank transaction. You will receive the invoice after you attend the course.

SUBSISTENCE

The course fee doesn't include accommodation and meals and participants are responsible to organize them on their own. In some locations we might be able to recommend or organize subsistence for you. Please don't hesitate to contact us to inquire about any specific location.

REGISTRATION

You can submit a non-biding registration and we will reserve a place for you until you are ready to confirm your participation. cancellations are free until you pay the course fee.