I03 - Mindfulness for Teacher & Child

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 Social, Personal and Health Education (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!

The on-line format of the course enables you to study when and where you want to learn. Content is divided into 5 modules which you can complete in any order at any time.
Participants are encouraged to interact with one another using the communication tools (forum, chat, e-mail) provided by the CPD College learning system. Active facilitation throughout the course provides expert interaction, guidance and feedback for all participants. Assignments and questions which call for critical reflection, self-analysis and a reasoned response punctuate this highly interactive web based course.
On completion of this course each participant can download their CPD record and Certificate of completion. The Certificate of completion demonstrates your achievement in completing this professional development course.

Learning outcomes

As a result of course participation, all participants will be able to:
  • Identify the benefits of a mindfulness approach to the SPHE curriculum and utilise mindfulness as a means of engaging with the objectives and content of SPHE programme
  • Practice mindfulness in their own lives and be able to organise and arrange objective based mindfulness practices for their children as an inherent part of SPHE
  • 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 SPHE lesson plans and utilise every opportunity to integrate with literacy and mathematics
  • Teach a range of methods for counteracting the stress response in the body through the experience of relaxation through techniques such as mindfulness
  • Add a new dimension to 21st. Century SPHE lesson
  • Detail the relevant processes and evaluation tools necessary to carry out school self-evaluation and implement self-improvement in SPHE 


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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Ireland - +353 (0)53-9230344 or +353 (0)53-9238909
UK - +44 (0)20 8144 0423
CPD College, Enniscorthy Enterprise & Tech. Centre,
Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland