The .b Foundations is an 8-week mindfulness course aimed at developing mindfulness in those staff who are involved in educational settings either as teachers or other roles with young people in education.
Who should apply: This .bFoundations mindfulness course is for educational staff who wish to experience mindfulness and develop a mindfulness practice themselves.
What are .b Foundations’ objectives? For participants to be able to use mindfulness to: • Feel present, happier, calmer and more fulfilled • Get on better with others, including children and colleagues • Increase resilience in the face of stress and difficulties. Mindfulness is proven to support concentration and improve well-being.
To apply please email Helen Marsh on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Days / dates of course: Tuesday evenings 7.30-9pm, (8 weeks in total). Starting in 26th September, 3rd, 10th, 31st Oct, 7th, 14th, 21th, 28th November. Cost: £160 for the full course plus resources and course book.
The curriculum is founded on the core mindfulness principles found in MBSR (Mindfulness-based stress reduction) and MBCT (Mindfulness-based cognitive Therapy) and has been tailored to make the course accessible and effective for staff and parents, as well as share a common language with the Mindfulness in Schools (MiSP) curricula for pupils.
Helen Marsh, the trainer, has over 20 years’ experience as an advanced teacher / practitioner in Foundation Learning. She combines teaching part-time for Community Education with running Shropshire Mindfulness; providing mindfulness training in all settings. She has trained to teach mindfulness through CMRP at Bangor University and Mindfulness in Schools (MiSP). She is trained to teach the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 week course (MBSR), .b for teens, Paws b, and .bFoundations curricula as well as providing bespoke in company training. Helen adheres to the Good Practice Guidance for Teaching Mindfulness-Based Courses published by the UK Network of Mindfulness-Based Teacher Trainers and is registered on the UK Network for Mindfulness-Based Teacher Training Organisations official listing: