Half day

About this course

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This Mindfulness intervention was co-developed by Dr. Rina Bajaj in consultation with Professor Miranda Wolpert and Professor Willem Kuyken.

It is based on the concept of mindfulness as defined by Professor Jon Kabat-Zinn: “paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally”.

The Mindfulness intervention consists of mindful breathing exercises and other activities focused on self-awareness of sensations, emotions and thoughts. The exercises are divided into three types:
(1) focusing on the mind
(2) focusing on the body
(3) focusing on the world.

Teachers of school classes receiving Mindfulness will be trained in the intervention during a half-day face-to-face training course delivered by two AFNCCF professionals, one of whom will be co-developer Dr. Rina Bajaj. The training will focus on familiarising school staff with the intervention content and experiential exercises.

Training will last for half a day. Tea and coffee will be provided but lunch is not included.