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?
What is Mindfulness?
Understand what it is and how it can benefit school communities. [More]
Where is the Evidence?
Where is the evidence?
Access research about mindfulness for both adults and kids. [More]
The Guardian: Why we will come to see mindfulness as mandatory
This 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
MiSP 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
Jane 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
BBC 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
Watch ITV Wales reporting on paws .b, our new primary school mindfulness course. [Watch]
Chris Cullen on BBC Radio
A 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
The 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
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.
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.
Thank 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 .bprogrammes in the classroom, the research base, and the political context.
See more photos of the Mindfulness in Schools Conference 2013 on our conference page.