6-week fun mindfulness and positive wellbeing classes for schools
We offer tailor-made courses using modules from the 'Mindful Heart' system
In line with the SPHE curriculum learning objectives, my Mindfulness in schools programme is a way to learn life skills in a fun and interactive way.
Classes are secular too. These sessions are all inclusive.
Every child can get involved. There is no sense of competition which leads to a great sense of achievement for all children participating.
Choose anything from a 4-week to 10-week plan of tailor-made courses.
My child-centred approach is informed by the “Mindful Heart” curriculum developed by Paul McNamee and Louise Shanagher. Please get in touch to discuss a programme to suit the needs of your school.
Sessions typically are 45-60 minutes for junior classes and 60-75 minutes for senior classes
About the Mindful Heart system
My schools programme is based on “The Mindful Heart” the first accredited Irish mindfulness programme in the Irish school curriculum, ‘The Mindful Heart – Introduction to Mindfulness in the classroom.’
This curriculum was designed by Louise Shanagher & Paul McNamee. Louise is a children’s therapist, mindfulness teacher and Psychology Lecturer with more qualifications in Play therapy as well as being an author.
Paul has psychology qualifications and has worked in education and curriculum design for over 10 years.
The Mindful Heart Curriculum is in line with Sphe program learning objectives and covers requirements outlined in Minister Richard Bruton’s Wellbeing Policy 2018. I facilitate my classes in accordance with circular 42 best practices
in the use of programmes or external facilitators in promoting wellbeing consistent with the wellbeing policy statement.
The programme really helps make a difference in mindset, confidence, self esteem and even concentration by helping children’s emotional wellbeing and self-regulation.
With these skills there is often less conflict, more awareness of others and a better ability to relate to others. Children have an improved sense of gratitude too.
How to work with me
Mindfulness Classes for Kids and Training for Teachers
Book a taster session
I offer session in person in Schools and preschools and hybrid options available too. Since 2020 I have brought my classes online due to covid restrictions. So whether in Person or online Classes are adapted to suit this. They are fun, engaging and interactive but with no forced calm.
As well as Mindfulness for children of your school, I offer training for Teachers and staff on introducing Mindfulness to the classroom.
Starting with a 1 hour workshop, this can be tailor made to suit your school’s needs.
This can be used as Croke Park hours.
To find out more, book a discovery call or send me a question using the form on my Contact page.
I am a mother of two and very committed to my own personal practice. I believe fully in the positive benefits of formal and informal methods of Mindfulness. I am SNA trained, a qualified trainer and curriculum designer for
kids’, teens’ and parents’ classes and workshops.
I have worked with many children and adults with all ranges of learning difficulties and intellectual disabilities. I am fully accredited and insured, child protection and garda vetted.
I pride myself on my patience and trauma awareness. I also have a background in art and drama which I bring to each class to help reinforce what I cover.