Mindfulness skills are proven to improve performance and reduce stress. Sessions are held in your classroom during a regular class period. High school and University level student sessions can also be scheduled for after school or evenings.

Each session involves a combination of learning and practice. Students are encouraged to practice new skills at home and school.

Mindfulness sessions are designed as an 8-week series.

Mindfulness  8 week series

Introduction session:

Attention & the Now

In this session, you will familiarize participants with the two most important building blocks of mindfulness: attention and the present moment.

SESSION 2
Automaticity 

In this session, participants will experience the automatic nature of their thoughts and how these thoughts in turn automatically cause emotions to emerge.

SESSION 3
Judgment
In this session, participants experience the judgmental nature of their mind, its problematic aspects and how to remove these obstacles to ‘open awareness’.

SESSION 4
Acceptance
This session aims to clarify the essence of acceptance by learning to apply acceptanceto difficult emotions and by explaining the goal of acceptance.

SESSION 5
Goals
In this session, mindfulness is introduced as the key for finding a balance between being in the present moment and planning for the future.

SESSION 6
Compassion
In this session, participants get to experience their inner critic and learn how to effectively cultivate a friendly and caring relationship with the self.

SESSION 7
The Ego
In this session, several exercises allow participants to experience the difference between the self as a story and the self as an observer.

SESSION 8
Integration
In this final session, participants will discover the connection between all covered mindfulness processes and focus on ways to continue integrating mindfulness in daily life.