Content: 4 Week Interactive Online Programme
Skill level: Beginners
Time: Online – 20 hours
Scientifically proven material delivered over 4 weeks
Access to class Learning Management System
Downloadable meditations to enjoy on your computer, tablet or smartphone
Discussion Forum for participants to motivate each other and share ideas
Highly experienced Guiding teacher in Education online to answer questions and access assignments
Manual on how to play each of the games included on the course
Certificate of completion: Professional Training in the Applied Use of Mindfulness for 7 – 11 year olds
4 week online training programme,
This is a 20 hour online training course which prepares participants to teach Mindfulness to 7-11 year olds. It has a strong emphasis on experiential learning both in the games and fun activities introduced while also focusing on participants’ personal understanding of Mindfulness and the development of their own personal mindfulness practice.
Each lesson is divided into two distinct parts: the exploration of various facets of Mindfulness from a personal perspective and from the viewpoint of the child. Personal Mindfulness practice is introduced from a theoretical and practical perspective which includes personal Mindfulness practice at the end of each session. Each new facet of Mindfulness from a child’s perspective is explored by introducing games and exercises which take between 1 and 5 minutes to practice. On completion of this course you will have a good understanding of what Mindfulness is coupled with having the beginnings of your own Mindfulness practice which is an important component to passing on the learning. You will also be in the position to introduce simple mindfulness techniques to children straight away. This course will bring you through each step of the journey from just giving it a go to full training for your school.
The initial lessons focus on cultivating intention, attention and attitude (the 3 axioms of Mindfulness). As the course progresses, children are introduced to the breath as an anchor to handle difficult thoughts and emotions. Finally compassion and self compassion is introduced as a means to develop kindness towards themselves and others.
This is a tutor led course and is carried out online in a user friendly manner – you don’t need to be online at a specific time – you self pace within each week.
Please note the course is open for a further two weeks after the end date should you require extra time to finish the course
This Professional Training in the Applied Use of Mindfulness is aimed at participants who are interested in teaching Mindfulness to 7 – 11 year olds. It will be of particular benefit to primary teachers, school principals, learning support staff and youth workers. The Irish Mindfulness Institute will provide a Certificate of Attendance as evidence of further professional education.
An extensive body of academic research supports the benefits of mindfulness practice for mental performance, emotional wellbeing, physical health and more. Recent developments from the field of neuroscience show that mindfulness practice produces positive changes in the structure and functioning of the brain.
This course has been a very good experience for me. I really enjoy the loving kindness meditation and I believe it is a wonderful gift we are giving our children. Thank you. Feeling grateful!!!
I have really enjoyed this course and I look forward to continuing my mindfulness practice. Also, when I start my new job in the New Year I really hope I will be able to introduce mindfulness into my classroom.
I have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the course and already feel the benefits that it is having. I am looking forward to building mindfulness into my classroom practise and making it part of my day to day life.
Wow I can’t believe how quickly the 4 weeks have gone! I have certainly developed and improved my mindfulness practice and am much more aware of myself. Thank you so much.
I have really enjoyed taking part in this course, I have learnt a lot about myself as a person and look forward to teaching my co-workers and the children in the schools all that I have learnt through mindfulness. I feel like this is just the start of my journey! Thank you for such a great course and all the resources that have come along with it.
Thank you for the course, it has been very informal with wonderful ideas for us to teach to children. I can’t wait to tell them and see their eyes sparkle.
I have throughly enjoyed every aspect of this course and it has been what I expected and more. I feel like I have grown as a person. I am determined to continue to build on my own practises and to develop them with the children I teach.
I can’t believe that we are here at week 4 already! I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and while technically it may be the end….it really is only the beginning!