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Mindfulness for Youth & Teachers

Mindfulness training is available for teachers and young people aged 11yrs - 19yrs: secondary school, youth group and first year college students.

The training is offered as a class or one-to-one.

Training Options:

One-off Intro - A 1 hr group session teaching the foundational meditations along with questions and answers. Can be delivered in one day for many classes.

Four week course - A classroom course designed to teach students and their teacher how to integrate mindfulness into the day and sustain its practice through the year.

One-to-one - A 1 hr session for young people who want to learn these techniques with individual attention. Under 16s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also willing to participate.

Mindfulness helps students & teachers:

  • to feel happier, calmer, and more fulfilled
  • to get on better with others: students and staff
  • to concentrate and learn better
  • to help cope with stress and anxiety

Availability 2016

There is currently availability: April, May, October, November and December 2016.


One-off: 1 hr session: €80

Four week course: €400

One-to-one: see one-to-one page


Helpful websites and literature:

Mindfulness in Schools Project
Mindfulness: A Guide for Teachers
Evidence for the Impact of Mindfulness on Children and Young People
Integrating Mindfulness Training into Education
Still Quiet Place online training
Association for Mindfulness in Education


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Students participating on a .b mindfulness course

About the Trainer

Aoife Valley has been practicing mindfulness every day since 2005, spending many thousands of hours training on silent retreat.

She is passionate about making mindfulness accessible to young people to help them lead happier and more fulfilled lives.

For the past 20 years Aoife has worked with all ages, particularly teens, on cross-community and cross-border creative projects.

She has been a volunteer with the Big Brother, Big Sister project as a youth mentor.

Since 2013 Aoife has run Mindfulness for Teachers courses with Donegal Education Centre and in 2014 she completed The Mindfulness in Schools Project .b teacher training at The Sanctuary in Dublin.

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'Mindfulness for School Teachers is one of the most successful courses we have ever run' ~ Donegal Education Centre

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