Education, schools and young people

In the busy atmosphere of our educational environments, mindfulness offers benefits to both young people and those who care for them. We have experience of delivering wellbeing days and 8 -10 week mindfulness courses for both young people and the staff who work with them. We draw on our experience as Breathworks teachers and our training with the Mindfulness in Schools Project.

We have worked with local schools including Ilkley Grammar School, Broadbeck Learning Centre, Roundhay School and Carlton Primary school.

We also work in further and higher education with Shipley college, Leeds Trinity University and Edinburgh University and have delivered sessions in youth work settings.

As experienced teachers some of our trainers have lived experience of the benefits of mindfulness for adults working in schools and universities.

Benefits to staff

  • Ability to practise simple mindfulness in everyday life
  • Improved stress regulation and reduction
  • Increased self-compassion 
  • Reduced overwhelm
  • Increased creativity

Benefits to young people

  • Ability to practise simple mindfulness in everyday life
  • Increased awareness of emotions and ability to self-regulate
  • Skills in managing friendships and other relationships
  • Ability to tune into the body to recognise worry and develop strategies to manage difficulties
  • Tools to support mental wellbeing during revision and exam periods
  • Increased awareness and appreciation of what is going well

We are happy to discuss your requirements with you and to develop a bespoke program. We teach within the safeguarding structure of your organisation, our trainers working in schools have enhanced DBS checks and work in trauma sensitive ways. Our costs are £350 for a full day in which we can offer a number of sessions to suit your needs. If you wish us to deliver a full course please get in touch for more details

“We’ve all really benefited from the session and we have added a mindfulness corner with beanbags and cushions at each session. We have the 5 - 7 breathing techniques on the wall for the young people to follow. You’ve really influenced how we run things and how to give the children the space that they need.”

Youth group leader

“It helped me concentrate more in different situations.”

Mindfulness in Schools project participant age 13/14

“I just wanted to let you know how much one session with you really changed the children’s mindsets and the way that they frame emotions and all found it much easier to talk about their emotions.”

Youth group leader

What I got from the course was “trying to love myself more, not worrying about insecurities and staying calm in minor negative things.”

Mindfulness in Schools project participant age 13/14

“I would definitely recommend it, it’s given me great techniques.”

Mindfulness in Schools project participant age 13/14

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