The 6th Dimension in School
Mindful Schools and .b [dot-be] Programs
Based on the core mindfulness principles of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), these courses offer customised content and learning through roles in the school community — as students, teachers, staff and parents.
.b for Teens is the flagship course designed for 11-18 year olds, delivered over 8-9 weeks in the classroom. It offers a way in to mindfulness that is fun, accessible and of genuine use in daily life.
Paws b is the training designed for 7 - 11 years old. The lessons are flexible and varied and can be taught as twelve 30 to 60 minute lessons or can be grouped into pairs and delivered over six sessions.
.b Foundation is for teachers and other adults working with young people in schools.
By putting on ' their own oxygen masks' through a course such as .b Foundations, staff can experience mindfulness and boost their own wellbeing. For some this is also the start of the journey towards being able to teach mindfulness in an embodied, authentic way to pupils.
Mindful School Program offers a set of Moments of Awareness course content & structure designed to be customized in 9 or 18 sessions integrated in the daily school and overall life of Primary and High Schools classes.
Learning from all of the lessons is encouraged to be connected to other aspects of the school curriculum where and when appropriate, such as music, sport, art, drama, queuing to come into the classroom, school and residential trips, to name just a few possibilities.
Research shows clearly that mindfulness is more effective when taught by those who embody the particular qualities it develops, such as open-minded curiosity, kindliness, acceptance, trust, patience, and non-striving, and who have skills of focusing, and paying and switching attention.