Calm in the Classroom

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Welcome to Breathing Space in Schools

Breathing Space offers programmes to support emotional and mental well-being for staff, students and the whole school community. We do this by using mindfulness and creative tools that support good communication, productivity and emotional resilience. We specialise in offering a tailored approach to meet you and your school’s needs.

Tasters and Insets

You’ve heard about mindfulness, would like to experience the benefits that are promised but are not sure where to start.

A taster or inset session gives you an opportunity to try out mindfulness with your students or staff to see if it is right for you.

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Programmes for Students

You work in a busy and complex school, and would like to offer your students effective and simple ways to deal with stress, manage their emotions and become more focussed and productive when learning.

You know mindfulness could help and you would like a programme that is effective and delivered by an experienced facilitator.

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Programmes for Staff

You want a successful school with a stable staff team and you know that supporting them to manage their workload and stress more effectively will help greatly.

A mindfulness and relaxation course will give staff simple and effective strategies that have immediate and long-term benefits. 

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It’s made me more calm and helps me in my work. When I’m struggling, I stop and think.

Salman Year 3

The Benefits of Mindfulness

We support Northwold Primary School in their journey towards becoming a mindful school with mindfulness courses for all of their pupils and most of their staff as well as training some staff to become mindfulness mentors.

They're already reaping many benefits and we're grateful for permission to share the delightful film they made after the first year...

Learn more effectively
Cultivate emotional resilience
Be more creative
Reduce stress and anxiety
Improve relationships
Get more done in less time

I have found it very helpful. I was going through a really stressful period: new job, changing house and since I started, my attitude has changed a lot, being more relaxed, calm and aware.

Primary Teaching Assistant

A Mindful Nation?

The Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group published the Mindful Nation UK report in October 2015. It is the first policy document of its kind, and its evidence-based recommendations include mindfulness interventions in the area of education.

Read the full report here.

 

What Makes us Different

Our approach to mindfulness in schools arose out of years of teaching pupils meditation in the East End of London.

We have professional backgrounds as school teachers, social workers, youth workers, creative facilitators, educational and organisational consultants and have collectively worked with thousands of London pupils.

A kind, friendly and practical approach.

Mindfulness and how we work with you is ongoing, neither is a one hit wonder. We offer meaningful support that aims to embed mindfulness in the school environment.

We have Buddhist roots and are ethical and trustworthy. We're connected to the London Buddhist Centre, adapting a 2500 year old tradition to modern London life.

Our facilitators have been practicing mindfulness and successfully integrating it into their own lives for many years.

Our Courses

We offer a range of one-off introductory sessions, courses and other support for children and adults.

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Latest News From Our Blog

Back to school doesn’t have to mean back to school blues

September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Even though I love my job and am looking forward to sharing the tools of mindfulness and meditation in new and old schools this autumn, I realised a few days ago that I was feeling sad about the end of the school holidays and anxious about the beginning of the new school year. Sound familiar? Some teaching friends are…

More mindfulness research than I can keep up with!

July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

When I first started practising mindfulness and meditation many years ago, not only was it all new to me, but most other people didn’t know what I was talking about either. Now, I can pick up the free paper on the train (like yesterday) and find a little piece that tells me that a study has…

Living a mindful life is never boring

June 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

I’ve been practising mindfulness for over 30 years. That might sound like bragging except it doesn’t mean that I’m perfectly mindful! One of the things it does mean is that I cope much better with making mistakes and not being Superwoman. For example, a couple of months ago I lost my phone. Boy, did that cause…

A New Beginning and Not a One Size Fits All

June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

We’re delighted to announce the re-launch of Breathing Space in Schools. After nearly 10 years of teaching mindfulness in London schools we are growing and offering you various mindfulness trainings, tailor-made for wherever you are on this journey. Whether you are simply curious, have already started doing some mindfulness or are ready to integrate mindfulness into…

Our Experience

Each Breathing Space teacher is a long term mindfulness practitioner who is inspired to guide and support others to discover its benefits. We all wish we had learned it when we were young!

We know only too well that this is an ongoing practice. It's about progress, not perfection and is about being awake to our experience, to other people and the world around us. We bring this attention and care to our teaching and relationships with schools.

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The children are more focussed and less fidgety for longer periods of time. Meditation has really helped the children to relax and calm themselves.

Year 1 Teacher

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