I am an accredited .b mindfulness teacher with the Mindfulness in Schools Project. For more information on the Mindfulness in Schools Project go to www.mindfulnessinschools.org
.b is a 9 session course which has been specifically designed for young people. It teaches mindfulness skills and for many it has been shown to lead to immediate and striking results: they feel happier, calmer and more fulfilled; they can concentrate better; and they have a toolkit to deal with stress and anxiety.
What are the benefits for the students?
.b intends to help young people to overcome difficulties, thrive and flourish – and the research that has taken place into its effectiveness suggests it does indeed have the potential to meet these ambitious goals.
.b aims to help young people:
- To experience greater well-being (e.g. feel happier, calmer, more fulfilled)
To fulfil their potential and pursue their own goals e.g. be more creative, more relaxed, academically and personally.
- To improve their 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 adolescent life such as exams, relationships, sleep problems and family issues.