This course will support practitioners to develop mindfulness skills and activities to enhance their own mental and physical health as well as that of the children in their care.
|Monday 19th September 2016
|Leasowe Nursery School and Family Centre
We are very excited to be able to offer the opportunity of a Mindfulness course. Both adult and child mental health is high on the agenda. Mindfulness has been proven to have health benefits and doesn’t take a lot of time to learn or practice. Research has shown Mindfulness offers many benefits to employers, practitioners, and children.
Mindfulness benefits for children
Mindfulness has also been shown to contribute directly to the development of cognitive and performance skills in the young. When children and young people pupils learn to be more ‘present’ and less anxious, they often find they can pay attention better and improve the quality of their performance, in the classroom, on the sports field, and in the performing arts for example. They often become more focused, more able to approach situations from a fresh perspective, use existing knowledge more effectively, and pay attention for longer periods of time.
Mindfulness benefits for employers
Benefits include higher employee productivity, giving individuals an increased ability to focus fully on one task at a time. A reduction in workplace absences is another major benefit of stress management through mindfulness activities. According to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, stress is the number one reason for long-term workplace absences.
Benefits for participants of Mindfulness practices
- improved physical and mental well-being
- an increased capacity for resiliency
- an increased ability to manage stress
- improved cognitive functions
This course is delivered by Louis McLoughlin, Mental health tutor for Wirral Well being Campus & APEx in Wirral and will support practitioners to develop mindfulness skills and activities to enhance their own mental and physical health as well as that of the children in their care.
Participants are strongly encouraged to attend all five sessions (dates below) in order to gain the best outcome from this course.
- Monday 19th September 2016
- Monday 26th September 2016
- Monday 3rd October 2016
- Monday 10th October 2016
- Monday 17th October 2016
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