Mindfulness at School

Does mindfulness have anything to do in schools?

Lately, I have been teaching mindfulness in schools to educators and teachers; this nice article features my work and asks some interesting questions. Read more here!

 

Training the Leaders of Tomorrow

Having children on my own and seeing what they are taught in school and how, I began to wonder what I could possibly do to help them prepare for an adult life were uncertainty, ambiguity, volatility and complexity would simply be “normal”. Already working with leaders and organisations in terms of emotional intelligence, mindful leadership and communications, stress reduction and diversity, I began to think seriously about  training the leaders of tomorrow, hence the children of today.

At first, I followed the online courses of Mindful Schools in the US but then wanted to invest more time in teaching mindfulness to children here in Europe. I thus enrolled in a method called “Mindfulness Matters” (also known as the “frog method“) from Eline Snel and her Academy for Mindful Teaching. After 6 months of pilot teaching, training and learning, I am now certified child teacher for mindfulness; what a rewarding experiment to be able to teach competences to children that will last a lifetime! Let me know if you need more information about what this method consists of and what skills are taught to children! Have a great week ahead, Jenny

Jenny Ebermann Mindfulness Matters

Mindfulness and teaching

See on Scoop.itMindful Kids & Youth – Planting the seeds for mindful leadership

Did you know that how you teach is just as (if not more) important as what you teach? Why? Behind and alongside the conceptual information we teach, a large body of non-verbal information is being …

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Mindful kids: planting the seeds for tomorrow’s leadership

Did you know that mindfulness can already be taught in schools? I wish this would have existed when I was still studying!

It is an excellent tool for kids and adolescents for example to:

  • Identify their emotions and learn how to mange them
  • Train and handle resilience
  • Enhance the quality of exchanges within their families
  • Foster focus and attention so that school work, apprenticeships etc. can be dealt with in a more effective way

The benefits are enormous and the earlier you begin with teaching these skills and techniques, the more they will be integrated into a kid’s repertoire so that he/she can draw on them when a difficult situation arises or simply to rest and pause for a moment.

I am convinced that in order to build up the leaders of tomorrow we have to start NOW with the next generation coming after us. They need to learn how to deal with ambiguity and with chaos as well as uncertainty. The world is complex and connected and in order to be “at your highest and best” while still being happy and healthy, making a living and dealing with many things at a time, we need some additional skills and tools.

I have thus decided to follow a training with an excellent school in the US and will also continue to become certified in teaching mindfulness for children and adolescents. What can be more rewarding than seeing kids take what they have learnt home and integrate it into their regular lives?

Let’s plant the seeds of mindfulness and heartfulness into young minds and bodies and connect feelings, emotions and thoughts… please follow me along on this exciting journey!

Have an excellent Sunday and week ahead!

Jenny

Related pages:

www.brainbreak.ch

http://www.academyformindfulteaching.com/