Two Wonderful Mindfulness Days

We spent two wonderful days at Gorse Hill Primary School delivering mindfulness to children, parents, and staff. We began each session by introducing ‘Stepping out of Autopilot’ and looking at something with a ‘Beginner’s Mind’. We wrapped Maltesers in foil and asked the children to examine this object very closely before allowing them to eat it. We asked them to Read More

Teacher Wellbeing Day

We had the pleasure of introducing mindfulness to the amazing staff at Green Fold Special School, Farnworth, Bolton as part of their Health and Wellbeing Day. The staff had no idea that they would be scrutinising a raisin that morning but that’s exactly what they did as we talked about stepping out of autopilot. We live so much of our Read More

Emotional Friendly Schools 3rd Annual Conference

Staff wellbeing was this year’s focus at the Emotional Friendly Schools Conference and was very well attended.  A big thank you to Hannah Cartmell and Anna Serjeant for organising this excellent event. The key-note speaker Professor Neil Humphrey began the day with some alarming statistics around the poor mental health and wellbeing of teachers. To demonstrate the opinions of the delegates around Read More

Why Schools are Turning to Mindfulness

We cannot ignore that today’s children are growing up in a fast moving, competitive and technologically complex world.  It is becoming increasingly difficult for children to avoid scrutiny and to switch off. Schools are under increasing pressure to perform to standards and this pressure is pushed downwards onto the children who feel it necessary to ‘succeed’ to a set standard. Read More