.b Foundations Training in Schools & Colleges
.b Foundations © is an 8-week training adapted specifically for teachers and staff who wish to learn the foundations of mindfulness. Since being devised by the Mindfulness in Schools Project in 2012, the .b Foundations curriculum has been trialled and developed and proven effective in schools across the UK and abroad.
Teachers and staff are under increasing pressure in the classrooms. In dealing with the stresses and emotional strains of day to day work the qualities of empathy and compassion often get lost in the classroom. The important relationship between the teacher and student suffers. By deliberately practicing mindfulness techniques that cultivate kindness toward ourselves and others, the teacher learns skills to respond to rather than react from deep habitual patterns. A response that strengthens rather than hinders the teacher-student relationship.
By the end of the course, participants should be able to use mindfulness to:
- feel happier, calmer and more fulfilled
- get on better with others, including students and colleagues
- work more effectively by bringing increased awareness to the process
- increase resilience in the face of stress and difficulties