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Mindfulness for Primary and Secondary Schools

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

Secondary
Mindfulness training is available for teachers and young people aged 11yrs - 19yrs in secondary schools and first year college students with an aim to integrating mindfulness into the daily routine.

Teachers
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:

Introduction

A 1 hr group session teaching the foundational meditations along with questions and answers.

4 - 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 series of four 1 hr sessions for young people with individual attention. Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the first session who is willing to participate. Click here for more info

Student Drop-in

A term-time drop-in class for teenagers on Main Street, Letterkenny. Mondays 445 - 545pm. Begins the first week of September 2016


Costs:

Introduction: €100 per class, €80 p/hr for more than one class

4 - week Course: €400

One to One: €40

Drop-in: €5 per student

 

 

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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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© Aoife Valley
2010 - 2016  
E:
aoife@innerhaven.ie  
T:
086 304 2893
Mindfulness Meditation, Co. Donegal, Ireland

 

 

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