Working closely with The Centre for Mindfulness, the Mindful School Leadership programme aims to enhance Self-Awareness in school leaders to enable them to be effective in leading teams and people to achieve organisational objectives.
This programme introduces school leaders to the practices of mindfulness, and its benefits in day-to-day activities at work, including having a positive impact on their approach in leadership, workplace relationships and personal life. The approach includes tried, tested and evidence-based mindfulness practices. It will equip leaders with self management techniques which will allow them to confront challenging situations at work and life.
The programme is designed based on the 8 Pillars of Mindfulness at Work:
Communication & Connection
Develops self-awareness, self-management and social awareness
Fosters a culture of mindfulness and kindness at work
Learns and apply strategies to deal with and manage emotions
Learns and apply strategies to facilitate decision making and conflict management.
Incorporates Mindfulness into Leadership Competencies
* The session will be interactive, so come prepared to move around, and share thoughts and ideas. *
Another mindful programme with The Centre for Mindfulness, Mindfulness in Schools aims to "nurture a learning community in which students flourish academically, emotionally, and socially - and teachers thrive professionally and personally." (David, 2009)
The programme serves to shift participants to respond instead of react (Brown & Ryan, 2003), improves mental health (Baer, 2014), reduces stress and regulates emotion (Baer, 2014) for teens (Biegal et al, 2014), increases positive states of mind (Baer, 2014), improves attention and working memory capacities (Baer, 2014), reduces depression (Kuyken & Evans, 2014), serves as a treatment for Bipolar Disorder (Peckersbach et al, 2014), reduce addictive behaviours (Aowen et al, 2014), and enhances attention and resilience in high stress professions (Jha et al, 2014).
The engagement and process for the sessions are as follows: