• Victoria Gallagher

Practising Mindfulness

The meaning…

Professor Mark Williams, former director of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre says: “mindfulness means knowing directly what is going on inside and outside of ourselves, moment by moment."

The benefits…

· Awareness of the present

· Connection with our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations

· Opportunity to see thoughts as mental events that do not have to control

· Possibility to notice signs of stress or anxiety

The evidence…

Mindfulness isn’t the answer to everything says Professor, Mark Williams. However, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) champion it as a way to prevent depression.

The challenge…

If you are a parent or an educationalist check out mentallyhealthyschools.org.uk for a simple but fun mindfulness calendar and other great resources; all for free!

The calendar…

Teachers - embed into a starter activity!

Parents - add it to the bedtime routine or offer it as a strategy to help when your child is emotionally dysregulated.

Kids - use it in the classroom discreetly or just after break.




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