I am trained to teach the .b Mindfulness in Schools Program.
You can read more about it here
I teach 11-18 year olds to use mindfulness in their everyday lives to improve their mental health and well-being, cope better with the pressures of modern life and respond and relate well to those around them.
The .b program of 9 lessons (each lasting 45 minutes) and an introductory session takes young people through the principles of mindfulness in a practical and age appropriate way. Working in groups or in the classroom context gives children the opportunity to relate to their own experience and that of their peers in an environment of encouragement and curiosity which normalises human experience and fosters coping skills and resilience.
Research is ongoing into the positive effects of mindfulness on young people with the Wellcome Trust just commissioning a large scale longitudinal study involving about 6000 adolescents in 70 schools. This is called the MYRIAD project. Earlier research in this area is summarised here: http://mindfulnessinschools.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/MiSP-Research-Summary-2012.pdf
Here is a 5 minute film of teaching staff and children taking about their experience of mindfulness and the .b program
Fun and informative talk on Mindfulness for young people from the University of Leeds:
Meditation taster: “beditation”
Enhanced DBS certificate number: 001516526920