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Mindfulness for Teacher’s own Wellbeing – EYFS, KS1, KS2 & above
Tuesday 10 March
Mindfulness is the quality of being present and fully engaged with whatever we’re doing at that moment — free from distraction or judgement, and aware of our thoughts and feelings without getting caught up in them.
That might seem easy, except for the annoying fact that we so often veer from the matter at hand. Our mind takes flight, we lose touch with our body, and pretty soon we’re engrossed in obsessive thoughts about something that just happened or fretting about the future.
Over time, mindfulness brings about long-term changes in mood, levels of happiness and well-being.
People that incorporate it into their lives also report higher levels of patience and compassion as well as lower levels of stress, frustration and sadness.
The stress of an unpleasant environment can cause you to feel anxious, sad, or helpless. This in turn elevates your blood pressure, heart rate, and muscle tension and suppresses your immune system. A natural environment reverses all of that.
Time in nature or viewing nature scenes increases our ability to pay attention – our ability to be more mindful.
This course takes place outdoors for the majority of the day, please dress in outdoor clothing and bring warm layers, waterproofs and both indoor and outdoor footwear.