meditation + mindfulness at school
My meditation classes, workshops and courses are designed to help secondary students overcome the anxieties and insecurities of adolescent life, while also helping them to find confidence and calmness during a stressful period in their lives. I'm all about creating a safe space for students to share their experiences with one another, and enable students to feel less alone by sharing my own experiences with anxiety and depression during adolescence.
I provide students with the skills to adopt a mainstream mindfulness meditation practice into every day life, helping them to feel a greater sense of calm throughout their studies. My programs are completely flexible, and can be tailored to match your goals, budget and time frames.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MEDITATION for students?
Recent research in the fields of psychology, education and neuroscience have shown that teaching meditation in schools has a positive effects on students' well-being, social skills and academic skills, while also improving self-control, emotional resilience, memory and the immune response. The main benefits relevant to students include:
Meditation strengthens our ‘mental muscle’, and has been found to improve information processing, focus, memory and cognitive flexibility.
By encouraging students to look inwards, meditation helps to improve self-identity, resilience and self-acceptance.
A regular practice will help students to experience higher levels of optimism and more positive emotions than nonmeditators.
Students who meditate regularly experience reduced anxiety, stress and depression, in addition to improved immune system functioning.
Reference: Waters, L., Barsky, A., Ridd, A. et al. Educ Psychol Rev (2015)