Our signature course:
'Be Mindful, Teach Mindfully, Teach Mindfulness'
This was by far the best (online) training I've ever taken part in! I could not fault it with anything.
It was spot on.
I participated in 2 more online trainings during this course and there was absolutely no comparison in the delivery. You paced it perfectly, I loved how we started and ended the course, you gave us plenty of time away from the screen.
I felt really looked after and included at the same time, all contributions were valued and shared, slides were so helpful in helping us remain focused.
Calling all educators!
We are so thrilled to bring our signature course to you - a culmination of our journeys into mindfulness in education. We want to share it with other educators because we know what a profound impact this kind of exploration had on our own personal and professional lives. Through our immersive course, delivered by us and designed with joy, we want to let you know that EVERYONE can be a Mindful Teacher. We created it to support you in that journey.
~Amy Burke and Kevin Hawkins
January 2024 course details
Dates to be confirmed soon!
It seems like a lot of time on the computer. Does the training really work through the screen?Yes! We have found that we can provide a real sense of connection and community even in this online environment. We use Zoom for our training and while we know that Zoom Fatigue is a real thing we will offer lots of body breaks and times away from the screen throughout the training days. Many participants have told us that they experienced a good balance of movement, practice, small groups and individual reflection, even online. See the testimonials to hear from past participants.
I already have a mindfulness practice. Do I need to attend the first weekend?Yes! If you have already established your own personal practice, that is a wonderful starting point for this course and you will be able to draw on your experience from Day 1. The course is designed to be accessible and of practical benefit to people who already have a practice, as well as those who are just getting started. The primary focus of the first weekend is teacher wellbeing and as well as exploring together various ways to further develop personal practice and bring it into our teaching, we will also use these first two days to establish the community that will support you throughout and beyond this training.
What if there is a session I can't attend?While the course is designed for live participation, we understand that sometimes there are circumstances which may cause you to miss some time. With prior arrangement, we can record the relevant sessions - though not the breakout groups - and send them to you if you have to miss something.
Is the training for a specific age group?The Teach Mindfulness weekend training covers training to teach the ages of 4 -18 years old - Early Years through Secondary. Though the exercises and practices we share are age-appropriate, you will see that many of the exercises and practices are adaptable for other age groups. We look at what our intentions are for the practices as a way to help guide the educator to choose which practice is appropriate for their age and stage of students.
Do I have to buy the books for this course?It is not mandatory to purchase both our books for participation in this course. We will provide you with the necessary excerpts for training purposes, however, you will find a wealth of information in them that will support your journey of bringing mindfulness to your classroom and school community so we do recommend having them. We also provide a discount for both books for course participants.
What resources will you provide?We provide you with: A wide range of resources and practical ideas that support your personal practice and teaching Pdfs of all the presentations we use in the course for your reference Detailed examples of awareness practices, scripts and lesson plans that you can draw from in your teaching and your practice. Discounted price for our two books (Mindful Teacher, Mindful School: Improving wellbeing in teaching and learning by Kevin Hawkins and The Mindful Teacher’s Toolkit: Awareness-based wellbeing in schools by Amy Burke & Kevin Hawkins)
What certification will I receive?We provide an electronic certificate of completion that will state you have engaged in 36 hours of training to equip you to both practice and teach mindfulness to school students.
How is the course taught?The course is taught live, online through Zoom. We will provide you with a link a few days before the course starts. We will use presentations, reflections, pair and group work, discussions, mindful awareness practices and also provide opportunities to try out leading others in awareness practices and activities.
I've never meditated and I don't know anything about mindfulness. I'm worried that I'll be lost...If you are a beginner, you are more than welcome on our course! The participants who join have a variety of experience and we will all learn from each other. The course is designed to be accessible and of practical benefit to people who already have a practice, as well as those who are just getting started.
'I'm not a teacher... is this course for me?'If you are interested in wellbeing in education through mindfulness and social and emotional learning, then this course is for you! While the focus is how classroom teachers can bring these skills to themselves and their classrooms, administrators, school counselors, school nurses and parents can certainly gain practical skills for themselves and their young people through this course.
I don't have any experience teaching mindfulness to young people. Will this course help me?Yes! We have spent a lot of time developing this course to ensure that participants feel comfortable and confident when it comes time for them to deliver this to their students. By starting with Being Mindful ourselves, we are building a strong foundation from which all our teaching can flourish.
36 hours of immersive teaching
A wide range of resources and practical ideas that support your personal practice and teaching
Pdfs of all the presentations we use in the course for your reference
Detailed examples of awareness practices, scripts and lesson plans that you can draw from in your teaching and your practice.
Discounted price for our two books (Mindful Teacher, Mindful School: Improving wellbeing in teaching and learning by Kevin Hawkins and The Mindful Teacher’s Toolkit: Awareness-based wellbeing in schools by Amy Burke & Kevin Hawkins)
'Be Mindful, Teach Mindfully, Teach Mindfulness'
More info on fees...
We would like to make our course accessible to all. We are open to providing a sliding scale based on your circumstance. Do get in touch with us if this is the case.
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