Málaga, Sevilla and TenerifeCreativity and Motivation5 days

DESCRIPTION

Mindfulness is the ability to cultivate direct, open-hearted awareness to what is going on inside and around you in the present moment, without judging or getting carried away by the pressures of everyday life.

The objective of learning the practice of Mindfulness is to provide the necessary tools which you can gradually incorporate naturally into your everyday life, helping you to know yourself better, to live a fuller life, to increase creativity and concentration and to live with a more attentive attitude to your present life.

As teachers, Mindfulness is an outstanding tool to help your students cultivate being present: presence of mind, presence of heart, and presence in the body, qualities that we don’t usually cultivate intentionally. Inner calm and mindfulness are needed in order to improve children’s performance and, as teachers, to be able to teach well.

COMPETENCES

The skills learnt by the participants during the course can be used to:

  • Develop their pedagogical and communication skills,
  • Process information better, improve students’ attention and concentration, teach them to manage their emotions, reduce anxiety and fatigue, reinforce their self-esteem and social skills, boost empathy and improve their academic skills,
  • Learn to process information with a calmer mind, do less multi-tasking so as to actually enjoy living the present moment with a more curious mind,
  • Improve the perspectives and development opportunities of each student.

DAY BY DAY

  • DAY 1

Introduction: What is Mindfulness and how we cultivate it. Mindful eating raisin exercise

The Benefits of Attention to the Breath. The frog exercise.

Exploring perceptions of our present moment. Training your attention muscle. Mindful attention.

Exercise for young and older children. Listening exercise meditation. Using your senses.

  • DAY 2

Balancing the power of emotions. Identifying emotions. From your head and into your body.

The 4 basic emotions exercise. The connection Thoughts, emotions and body sensations. Limits: stretching and breathing, mindful walking exercises. The spaghetti test.

Our reactions to stress. Basic physiology and psychology. The “How do I feel” chart. The lake meditation. What is the climate inside like? Your personal weather report. Drawing an image of your own current weather report exercise. Yoga exercise body scan.

  • DAY 3

Reactions to stress. Coping mechanisms. Anger management and “difficult Feelings”. Acceptance and recognizing feelings. “How you are feeling at this very moment” exercise. “A safe place” audio.

“Dealing with difficulty” meditation. Yoga 1 exercises. Ideas to reduce stress through daily mindfulness practice. Audios: practicing with the pause button. “First aid for unpleasant feelings”. 3 minutes meditation in moments of stress.

  • DAY 4

Awareness and conscious communication: Passive, passive-aggressive, and assertiveness. Cultivating a non-judgmental attitude. Yoga 2 exercise.

Kindness, a powerful quality; towards yourself and others.

Meditation audio: “The secret of the heart chamber”.

“Noticing your kindness” exercise.

“I like you because” exercise. Self-compassion, empathy and kindness  meditation

  • DAY 5: 

Cultivating acceptance, patience, trust and letting go.

Ice exercise. Exploring the field of conscious awareness meditation

Visualizing your desires, letting go of control.

The “wishing tree” exercise. Surfing the waves meditation

METHODOLOGY

The Methodology used in Mindfulness Practice Programs is a combination of theory and practical exercises; Guided Meditations and Conscious Movements as in Yoga. Material aids should be used: Guided Meditation Audios shared by the group, each participant will need to use a Yoga mat, a light blanket, chair, and should bring comfortable clothing for each session.

RESULTS

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Teach children the qualities of observing and concentrating by focusing on their breathing or body or feelings or whatever is happening in the present moment so as to increase their concentration and reduce impulsive behavior.
  • Explore with children new ways to deal with unpleasant feelings and thoughts. Through stories and meditations, the children get in touch with the power of patience and trust.
  • Through developing and cultivating compassion, empathy and self-compassion children learn to be aware of unfriendly thoughts and behavior towards themselves and others and learn to practice kindness in their daily lives.
  • Through the practice of Meditation and Yoga Exercises children and adults alike are cultivating the“Mind-Body” Connection and Awareness, striving for a more balanced emotional well-being.

NEXT COURSES

12.12.2022 > 16.12.2022
09.01.2023 > 13.01.2023
23.01.2023 > 27.01.2023
13.02.2023 > 17.02.2023
20.02.2023 > 24.02.2023
06.03.2023 > 10.03.2023
20.03.2023 > 24.03.2023
11.04.2023 > 15.04.2023
17.04.2023 > 21.04.2023
24.04.2023 > 28.04.2023
08.05.2023 > 12.05.2023
22.05.2023 > 26.05.2023
12.06.2023 > 16.06.2023
19.06.2023 > 23.06.2023
17.07.2023 > 21.07.2023
24.07.2023 > 28.07.2023
07.08.2023 > 11.08.2023
21.08.2023 > 25.08.2023
04.09.2023 > 08.09.2023
18.09.2023 > 22.09.2023
16.10.2023 > 20.10.2023
23.10.2023 > 27.10.2023
06.11.2023 > 10.11.2023
13.11.2023 > 17.11.2023
11.12.2023 > 15.12.2023
18.12.2023 > 22.12.2023

Confirmed dates
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12.12.2022 > 16.12.2022
02.01.2023 > 06.01.2023
23.01.2023 > 27.01.2023
06.02.2023 > 10.02.2023
20.02.2023 > 24.02.2023
06.03.2023 > 10.03.2023
20.03.2023 > 24.03.2023
17.04.2023 > 21.04.2023
24.04.2023 > 28.04.2023
08.05.2023 > 12.05.2023
22.05.2023 > 26.05.2023
12.06.2023 > 16.06.2023
19.06.2023 > 23.06.2023
03.07.2023 > 07.07.2023
17.07.2023 > 21.07.2023
07.08.2023 > 11.08.2023
21.08.2023 > 25.08.2023
04.09.2023 > 08.09.2023
18.09.2023 > 22.09.2023
02.10.2023 > 06.10.2023
23.10.2023 > 27.10.2023
06.11.2023 > 10.11.2023
20.11.2023 > 24.11.2023
11.12.2023 > 15.12.2023
18.12.2023 > 22.12.2023

Confirmed dates
Are you a group of 5+? Choose your own dates course!

12.12.2022 > 16.12.2022
16.01.2023 > 20.01.2023
23.01.2023 > 27.01.2023
06.02.2023 > 10.02.2023
13.02.2023 > 17.03.2023
10.04.2023 > 14.04.2023
08.05.2023 > 12.05.2023
15.05.2023 > 19.05.2023
12.06.2023 > 16.06.2023
19.06.2023 > 23.06.2023
17.07.2023 > 21.07.2023
25.07.2023 > 29.07.2023
07.08.2023 > 11.08.2023
21.08.2023 > 25.08.2023
11.09.2023 > 15.09.2023
25.09.2023 > 29.09.2023
02.10.2023 > 06.10.2023
23.10.2023 > 27.10.2023
06.11.2023 > 10.11.2023
13.11.2023 > 17.11.2023
11.12.2023 > 15.12.2023
18.12.2023 > 22.12.2023

Confirmed dates
Are you a group of 5+? Choose your own dates course!

400€

Services included

  • Pre-arrival information.
  • Tuition & training materials.
  • Coffee break.
  • Training Certificate.
  • Europass Certificate.
  • Admin & organizational costs.

Additional services

  • Accommodation (hotels & self-catering apartments).
  • Half-day and one-day trips.
  • Cultural activities.
  • Airport transfer.
  • Local transport.