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Mindfulness for Primary and Secondary Schools

Mindfulness training is available for teachers and students 7yrs+ in primary schools with an aim to integrating mindfulness into the daily routine.

Mindfulness training is available for teachers and young people aged 11yrs - 18yrs in secondary schools and first year college students with an aim to integrating mindfulness into the daily routine.

Special after-schools courses are available for teachers to learn the techniques and how to integrate them into the classroom.

All training is offered as a class or one-to-one. Class sizes are limited to 30 pupils with primary and 25 students with secondary. The space must provide space to move around.


Mindfulness helps students & teachers:

  • to feel happier, calmer, and more fulfilled
  • to get on better with others
  • to concentrate and learn better
  • to help process emotions
  • to be more creative and confident


Training Options:

One-off Introduction - A 1 hr group session teaching the foundational meditations along with questions and answers.

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 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also willing to participate. Click here for more info.


One-off: 1 hr session: €100 per class
€80 p/hr for more than one class

Four week course: €400

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

Availability 2016

There is currently availability: June, September, October, November and December 2016.


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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.

Mindfulness in Schools Project intro

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

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

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2010 - 2016  
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Mindfulness Meditation, Co. Donegal, Ireland



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