Mindfulness Taster for Schools - Option 1
The world of education is a hectic place. We can often find ourselves ‘catching up’ or operating on ‘fast forward’. We are often occupied in our thoughts – thinking about what has happened in the last class or imagining what might happen in the next. At the same time as we are feverishly ‘thinking’ we are also frantically ‘doing’ and this is happening in the context of the seemingly relentless pressure on our role as educators such as: work overload and uncertainty, longer hours, interpersonal issues, and pressure to perform. Financial worries, family and personal relationships issues are often additional pressures. Many of us may feel that we are hurtling through our days on ‘automatic pilot’. It is no surprise that we can sometimes feel distracted, drained, overwhelmed or even frazzled.
One way to restore the balance in our lives is through learning how to ‘be’ in the here and now. Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention on purpose in the present moment with kindness. It is learning to live with life as it is, however it is, rather than how we imagine it to be. Mindfulness helps us to directly experience what is happening right here, right now.
The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course is a method which can be used in daily life to bring a greater sense of calm equilibrium regardless of the pressures we are up against or the challenges we face. If you are curious to see what this course involves, Kilkenny Education Centre invites you to a free taster session.
Facilitator: Erica Balfour BSc, MSc, P.Grad.Dip. Psychotherapy, Dip. Mindfulness Based Interventions
|Course date||14-11-2017 5:00 pm|
|Course End Date||14-11-2017 6:00 pm|
|Cut off date||14-11-2017 5:00 pm|
|Location||Kilkenny Education Centre|