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.[dot-be], is the name for the
range of courses created by the
Mindfulness in Schools Project, a
non-profit organisation whose aim is
to encourage, support and research
the teaching of secular mindfulness
in schools. Find out more >>

What is .b

What is .b?

What is .b?

Info for teachers, parents & students about learning & teaching mindfulness. [More]

How do I train?

Mindfulness Training

What course is right for me?

Learn more about the .b course offerings. [More]

New BJP Research Study

Exeter/Cambridge study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry details the effectiveness of the Mindfulness in Schools Project and the .b curriculum. [More]

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness?

Understand what it is and how it can benefit school communities. [More]

Where is the Evidence?

Mindfulness in Sports

Where is the evidence?

Access research about mindfulness for both adults and kids. [More]

Featured Media

The Guardian: Why we will come to see mindfulness as mandatory

parliament32This increasingly popular tool for calming the mind, once seen as a New Age fad, could play a role in hospitals and schools. Mindfulness is selling millions of books and apps, it appears on the front cover of Time magazine, pops up in the Financial Times and is used by all kinds of people from corporate executives and nurses to sportsmen and primary school children. [More]

Richard Burnett on BBC Radio

bbcradio2MiSP co-founder Richard Burnett speaks on Simon Mayo’s Drive Time on Radio 2 (02:45) about how mindfulness can help students deal with exam stress:

 

Mindfulness on BBC Radio

bbcradio2Jane Garvey discusses mindfulness on BBC Radio (11:21), how it helps to cope with depression and anxiety, and why policy makers are so interested in it:

 

Game of Thrones star inspires mindfulness in schools

jerome-flynn-mindfulnessBBC News: Game of Thrones and Ripper Street star Jerome Flynn has been sharing ‘mindfulness’ skills with pupils at a Pembrokeshire school. GCSE students at Ysgol Dewi Sant are taking an eight-week course in relaxation and meditation to reduce exam stress. Actor Flynn, who lives in the county, visited the school to talk to students. Head teacher David Hayes said it was helping pupils concentrate in lessons, and focus on their exams. [More]

ITV Wales reports on paws .b

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Watch ITV Wales reporting on paws .b, our new primary school mindfulness course. [Watch]

Chris Cullen on BBC Radio

bbcradio2A great clip (05:12) from BBC Radio and MiSP co-founder Chris Cullen on his mindfulness work with parliament:

 

Richard Burnett speaks at TED:


Watch this captivating TED talk as Richard Burnett, founder of .b, guides us through a short mindfulness meditation, shares his experience of teaching mindfulness in schools, and reveals some of the amazing benefits being mindful can bring to the classroom.

New to .b: Re-Treat Yourself

phuket-oceanThe Mindfulness in Schools Project invites you to: Re-Treat Yourself

A weekend retreat for educators
Thanyapura Mind Centre – Phuket, Thailand
October 17th – 19th, 2014

This workshop will have a retreat-like format and the emphasis will be on personal, experiential understanding. Guided and silent mindfulness practices, writing exercises, mindful movement, and relational activities will all be explored. For more info, [Click here]

Teach .b Certification Course dates for Spring and Summer 2014

Dates
Location
Registration & More Info
Click here to see the full schedule
July 28th - 31st, 2014New York, USADetails and registration
August 14th - 17th, 2014Ottawa, CanadaDetails and registration
Sept 30th - Oct 3rd, 2014Vienna, AustriaDetails and registration
October 14th - 17th, 2014Edinburgh, ScotlandDetails and registration
October 20th - 23rd, 2014Phuket, ThailandDetails and registration
October 27th - 30th , 2014Dublin, IrelandDetails and registration
Nov 5th & 19th and Dec 2nd & 16th, 2014Amsterdam, HollandDetails and registration
November 22nd - 25th, 2014London, UKDetails to follow w/b 21st July
November 27th - 30th, 2014Manchester, UKDetails and registration

Teach paws .b Certification Course dates for Summer and Autumn 2014

Dates
Location
Registration & More Info
Click here to see the full 2014 schedule
Aug 28th - 30th, 2014Bangor, North Wales, UKDetails and registration
Oct 25th - 27th, 2014Manchester, UKDetails and registration

Mindfulness Research

Researchers find that those children who participated in the .b mindfulness programme reported fewer depressive symptoms, lower stress and greater wellbeing than the young people in the control group.

Approximately 80% of the young people said they continued using practices taught in MiSP’s mindfulness curriculum after completing the nine week programme. Teachers and schools also rated the curriculum as worthwhile and very enjoyable to learn and teach.

View the full collaborative report here

Mindfulness for Teachers: A pilot study to assess effects on stress, burnout, and teaching efficacy. Despite the crucial role of teachers in fostering children’s academic learning and social–emotional well-being, addressing teacher stress in the classroom remains a significant challenge in education.

This study reports results from a randomized controlled pilot trial of a modified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course (mMBSR) adapted specifically for teachers.

Read the full study here

Conference 2013

Jon Kabat-ZinnThank you to the nearly 700 attendees who joined us for last year’s Mindfulness in Schools Conference on March 27th in London.

We are especially grateful for Jon Kabat-Zinn’s generous contribution of time as he shared his inspiring vision for mindfulness in education. It was wonderful to hear teachers’ and students’ experiences with the .b programmes in the classroom, the research base, and the political context.

See more photos of the Mindfulness in Schools Conference 2013 on our conference page.

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