This introductory lesson persuades young people that mindfulness is worth learning about by making it relevant to their lives.
This lesson introduces students to this thing we call our “attention” which, like a puppy, needs to be trained.
Taming the Animal Mind:
Explores different mind states and teaches that ‘anchoring’ attention in the body, alongside the cultivation of curiosity and kindness, can be calming and nourishing.
Explains the tricks our mind plays that lead to stress and anxiety, and gives us techniques to deal with them.
Being Here Now:
Comes to the heart of mindfulness and teaches us how to respond, rather than react, to whatever happens in our lives.
Shows us that mindfulness is not just something we do sitting or lying down. It also looks at high performance in sport.
Offers us a new way of relating to our thoughts. We don’t have to let them carry us away to places we’d rather not be.
Befriending the Difficult:
Deals with the greatest challenge of all: dealing with difficult emotions.
Taking in the Good:
Focuses on gratitude and the ‘heartfulness’ of taking in & savouring what is ‘good’ in life.
Pulling it Altogether:
Consolidates the key techniques from .b and inspires students to use what they have learned in the future.