MD - Mindfulness and SPHE

Enhancing both student and teacher well-being.

Mindfulness – the word on everybody’s lips. Join us this Summer to discover the essence of mindfulness and prepare to make it part of your own life and the lives of your students. Add a real 21st Century dimension to your SPHE lessons. Engage in and experience some guided mindfulness practices, prepare to integrate it into your SPHE lessons, and acquire some great child friendly mindfulness exercises to explore with your class next year. Future historians may well decide that the introduction of mindfulness to the Western world was one of the most significant events of the early 21st Century. Help make history. Join and drive the revolution!

NOTE:
 
The on-line format of this course enables you to study at a time and place that best suits your own needs. 
 
You can access your course anytime until January 31st 2018.
 
Within this highly interactive web based course, a dynamic learning experience awaits, where you can interact with your fellow course participants through the in-course chat forums and communication tools provided by the CPD College learning system. 
 
Our friendly and knowledgeable tutors actively support each course, providing expert interaction, guidance and feedback for all participants on chat questions and assignments which call for critical reflection, self-analysis and a reasoned response. 
 
On successful completion of your course, you can download and print off your CPD record and Certificate of Completion.
 
We look forward to welcoming you to your course.
 

Learning outcomes


This course aims to:
 
  • Identify the benefits of a mindfulness approach to the S.P.H.E. curriculum and utilise mindfulness as a means of engaging with and delivering on the objectives and content of SPHE programme.
  • Equip teachers with the knowledge and skills to practice mindfulness in their own lives in order to organise and arrange objective based mindfulness practices for their children as an inherent part of S.P.H.E.
  • Source and utilise guided mindfulness practices.
  • Create opportunities to help children recognise and manage feelings and emotions, to develop self confidence and a positive self esteem, to manage anger, conflict and self.
  • Create objective based, structured S.P.H.E. lesson plans and utilise every opportunity to integrate with literacy e.g. SPHE Word Walls, talking about feelings in contexts, writing a letter to a bully, exploring emotions through poetry, reading stories to explore relationships etc.
  • Teach a range of methods for counteracting the stress response in the body through the experience of relaxation using techniques such as mindfulness.
  • Look at, review and score one’s own ‘Teacher Practice in SPHE’ as part of the SSE process.

Modules


01 -  What is mindfulness? We explore mindfulness in detail, we identify and itemise its benefits and its essential qualities. 
02 -  Mindfulness and education: The role of mindfulness in education and the powerful impact it can have within the objectives of the SPHE curriculum.  How mindfulness can help us to support the holistic development of children. 
03 - Teaching mindfulness: To teach, we must become practitioners. We present a series of mindfulness exercises and lessons that can be taught in our classes. 
04 -  Happiness: Exploring the state of happiness, the chemistry behind it and how mindfulness can help. 
05 -  Managing and dealing with stress: How we can cope with stress and teach others how to cope with the help of mindfulness. 

 

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Enrolments are still open for our Autumn/ WInter courses 2017/ 2018.

Enrolments have now closed for summer 2017.

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UK - +44 (0)20 8144 0423
 
 
CPD College, Enniscorthy Enterprise & Tech. Centre,
Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland