Mindfulness is a skill for wellbeing which is taught at Iona College.
Mindfulness can help young people improve focus and reduce stress, supporting them to foster positive relationships and develop academic excellence.
Students in the Intermediate School (Year 7/8) complete the Pause, Breathe, Smile programme from Mindfulness Education Group NZ, and students in Year 9 complete the .b programme (pronounced dot-be) from the Mindfulness in Schools Project UK.
Here are the 8 lessons from the Pause, Breathe, Smile programme:
Here are the 10 lessons from the .b programme:
The following comments from students who have completed a course in mindfulness at Iona College reveal the benefits from practicing mindfulness:
“Mindfulness has helped me stay calm and get through tough friend situations and deal with stress better. I has helped me to stop and think before I get upset over something and instead think of things that make me happy and I am grateful for.”
“The course was very interesting and interactive. I learnt lots about the way my brain works which even just by knowing this has helped me to feel less worried about the small things.”
“I now try to be more grateful for what I have. Now I feel happy with who I am and my life in general. I now wouldn’t change anything.”
“There is nothing better than waking up in the morning and smiling. Mindfulness has allowed me to clear my mind, have better sleeps and become a lot happier.”
“My mum made me do mindfulness for the past year but it never affected me until I did this course and learnt about the science. I feel like I now understand and have actually become happier and more empathetic towards people and myself.”
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