Why use Mindfulness and CBT in Schools?
Teachers: Teachers experience a range of challenges at work and in their personal life. Mindfulness practice helps to reduce stress, anxiety, depression and physical pain thus improving overall health.
Mindfulness enables one to remain engaged in the present moment, to be more aware, facilitating making effective choices.
Mindfulness practice helps students to focus and pay attention. A number of teachers have reported that when students practice mindfulness they have been calmer and accomplish more in lessons.
The CBT element enables the student to choose healthier and more productive thoughts leading to feelings and behaviours that are more constructive.
Increased well being benefits both staff and students.