Mindfulness Program for Children 1( 4-6 year olds): 4-Day Teacher Training

Dates: 16th March, 7th April, 8th April, 17th September, Time: 9.00am - 4.30pm

Mindfulness Program for Children 1 (4-6 year olds):

4 – DAY Teacher Training    with NESA accreditation

Dates in 2017:  6th April:    7th April:   8th April:   17th September

To achieve the full qualification, it is necessary to attend all 4 days.

At the end of the 4-day training you will have completed the Introduction and Intermediate Mindfulness Training for Teacher Wellbeing and Resilience, where you will have learned to develop your own daily mindfulness practice. This will qualify you to attend all the courses developed and delivered by Mindfulness Matters Australia which are based on the principles of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

You will also be trained to teach 4-6 year olds the Mindfulness Program for Children 1 Part A & B which is based on the principles of MBCT and is linked directly to the NSW School Curriculum for 4-6 year olds.

If you have already completed the Introduction and Intermediate Mindfulness Training for Teacher Wellbeing and Resilience Course, then it is possible to join the Mindfulness Program for Children 1 Part A and B on the 8th April and 17th September 2017.

At the end of this course, participants will be encouraged to use the mindfulness training:

to feel happier, calmer and more fulfilled
to concentrate and focus
to help cope with stress and anxiety in your classrooms
to help to develop a flourishing classroom
to teach the Mindfulness Program for Children 1 to 4-6 year olds in a classroom setting.

Different options you can follow depending on your current mindfulness qualifications:

Option 1 – Mindfulness Teacher Training and Mindfulness Syllabus Training

Mindfulness Program for Children 2 (4-6 year olds): 4 -DAY Training

Early Bird: $1,168.00 until 4th April 2017. Full price: $1,398.00. Best value is to book this training as a 4-day course.

Based on the core mindfulness principles of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), the Teacher’s Mindfulness Course taught in two sections: Introduction and Intermediate. This provides the opportunity to learn about mindfulness principles and research and to learn how to develop a daily personal mindfulness practice that is of value for your professional and daily life. Once you have established your own mindfulness daily practice, you will then be eligible to train to teach mindfulness to children.

Dates in 2017:

Introduction Course:                                                                 6thApril 2017

Intermediate Course:                                                                7th April 2017

Mindfulness Program for Children 3 (6-8 years old) Part A:   8th April 2017

Mindfulness Program for Children 3 (6-8 years old) Part B:   16th September 2017

Option 2 – Teacher training for wellbeing and resilience

Mindfulness Program for Teacher Training for Wellbeing and Resilience: 2- DAY Training

Early Bird: $598.00 until 4th April 2017. Full price: $665.00

Mindfulness Introduction course for Primary and Secondary Teachers: Learning the basic techniques of mindfulness.    

NESA Course Code:001TeachIntroMMA

The introduction course is for beginners and those who would like to refresh their mindfulness practice. There are no prerequisites. It provides a basic understanding of mindfulness with the chance to develop some of the key mindfulness practices that can be used in daily life. The course fee includes the textbook.

Mindfulness Intermediate course for Primary and Secondary Teachers: Learning to apply mindfulness to stressful situations.      

NESA Course code: 002TeachInterMMA

Intermediate course follows on from the Introduction course and provides further understanding of mindfulness training with the chance to develop some more of the key mindfulness practices that can be used in daily life, particularly the skills related to coping with difficulties and mindful communication. The completion of the introduction and intermediate courses can lead to Professional qualifications that can be used for further mindfulness training courses, such as those offered by Mindfulness Matters Australia and the Mindfulness in Schools Project.

Dates in 2017:

Introduction Course:                            6th April

Intermediate Course:                            7th April

Option 3 – Mindfulness Syllabus Training: 4-6 year olds

Mindfulness Program for Children 1 (4-6 year olds) Part A & B:  2-DAY Training.

NESA Course code: 003MPC1-A/B 4-6

Early Bird: $750.00 until 4th April 2017. Full price: $799.00

This can be booked as a 2-Day program if you have the course prerequisites.

The Mindfulness Program for Children 1 (MPC1) has been written by an MBCT specialist mindfulness trainer and two primary teachers with more than 25 years of teaching 4-8 year olds between them. The pilot phase has been undertaken at Broulee Public School in NSW. MPC1 teaches 4-6 year olds the principles of MBCT in an approach that is suitable for their age group. The MPC1 is linked directly to the NSW School curriculum for 4-6 year olds in such a way that it can be easily integrated into the school curriculum at this level.

The course fee includes the Teacher’s workbook which summarises lesson plans, timing of activities, resources and links to the focused and linked outcomes of the NSW School Curriculum.

Each teacher will be given a 9-week personal development program that will link their own daily mindfulness practice to the 9 mindfulness lessons that they teach to the students.

Part A: During the day, you will be able to experience most of the 9 lessons, in real time. There will be a chance to discuss the classroom management issues and to practice guiding the mindfulness sessions in pairs. The links with the NSW School Curriculum will be discussed and made clear. After this training, you will be able to spend time developing your own daily mindfulness practice, for at least 4-6 months, alongside developing the mindfulness practices with the children, within your classroom.

To complete the mindfulness training course, it will be essential to complete a reflective diary of your personal practice, how the program is developing in your classroom during the months between Part A and Part B. You will also be asked to bring a video recording of lesson 2 and lesson 6. This will form the basis of discussion in Part B.

Part B: consolidates the delivery of the program with consideration of the practicalities of classroom management skills, the inquiry approach, delivering guided mindfulness practices to groups of students and how to organise peer supervision of mindfulness teachers in the school.

It is essential to attend all 4 sessions for the whole of the training period, unless you have the prerequisites MBCT*/MBSR*.

The 4-day training program allows you the opportunity to obtain mindfulness qualifications, to develop your own personal mindfulness practice and to learn teach mindfulness to children in an educational setting. It does not provide the training for you to teach other teachers to develop their own mindfulness practice or for you to teach others to teach the Mindfulness Program for Children 1 (4-6 year olds).

Dates in 2017:

Mindfulness Program for Children 1 (4-6 years old) Part A:                8th April

Mindfulness Program for Children 1 (4-6 years old) Part B:                17th September

* If you have the pre-requisites of MBCT/MBSR you only need to attend MPC1 Part A & B.  You will need to indicate when you completed the Introduction and Intermediate training days with Mindfulness Matters Australia or the MBCT/MBSR providers – the date, course name and the trainer details. It will be possible to indicate this during the registration process.

Presenters:

Jean Watson is an experienced, internationally trained and accredited mindfulness teacher and consultant; a practising school teacher who has completed a Masters degree at Oxford University in MBCT.  Clare Dunn is a mindfulness specialist Kindergarten teacher at Broulee Public School who has a particular interest in linking mindfulness programs to the NSW school curriculum.

Jean and Clare are co-authors of the Mindfulness Program for Children 1 Part A & B.

Textbook:

The training Costs include the book: Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Prof Mark Williams and Dr Danny Penman. This forms the basis of the Teacher mindfulness training and the Early Years Mindfulness Program.

For further information and registration please email: info@mindfulnessaustralia.net.au

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Venue

Wenona School,
176 Walker Street,
Sydney,
NSW 2060

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