Mayo Mindfulness offers courses & workshop that can be tailored to suit ages of students and requirements of each school. Programmes are available for both National and Secondary School in person and online options available.
Expolring the option of Mindfulness for a school it is important to remember that a whole school approach will allow not only for the course to be delivered, more importantly enable your school to become a Mindful school. Students, teachers and parents can all learn from each other. Within the school environment with its full curriculum it can initially appear challenging to add something extra to the day! The information, practices and exercises are designed to be integrated throughout the school day and therefore do not require extra “time”. The skills learned are skills for life to equip our children and young people for challenges life can present; while learning to enjoy “the ordinary”.A regular request to students is “to pay attention” or “to concentrate”. We can go through life hearing these from a young age, how many people have been taught how to concentrate? how to pay attention? At the foundation of Mindfulness is learning the skill of attention and concentration. Living in a world that constantly pulls for our attention, learning how to acknowledge distraction and remain focused is a skill that can benefit every part of our lives at every stage of our life.
“Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing” Jon Kabat-Zinn
There are many benefits of teaching Mindfulness to children and teenagers. Among them include: