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Mindfulness Practices: Improving Attention, Mental Resilience and Self-Regulation for Teachers and Students

Professional development (PD) Auckland

Posted: 14 July 2017
Notice reference #: 1H9d_8

There are well-established links between positive mental health, social and emotional competence, and academic achievement. In today’s education environment the demands on teachers and students is high and self-management is a priority. This course provides practices and techniques to teach and guide others to develop mindfulness.

It is based on the successful programme Mindful NZ Schools that has been running for three years. The concept has developed out of the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD, who is internationally known as a scientist, writer, and meditation teacher engaged in bringing mindfulness into the mainstream. Studies in education have shown that teachers who participate in mindfulness training report that they have become more alert and attentive, less reactive, less judgemental, and more patient (Schoeberlein & Koffler, 2005). Students express that it develops the ability to let go of distressing thoughts and feelings (Broderick & Metz, 2009).

Events summary

Auckland

05 September 2017 – 05 September 2017

Further information

Contact: Anca Popovici

 (09) 623 8977

a.popovici@auckland.ac.nz

www.kohia.auckland.ac.nz/en/kohia/courses.html