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Mindfulness in Education

31st July 2017 | Mindfulness Matters

Situated in a remote area south of Sydney Broulee is a primary school that has embraced mindfulness training into the curriculum. Jean Watson the mindfulness consultant and trainer has been working with Sue Lowe the Headmistress and Nerida Bourke the Kindergarten teacher to develop and implement mindfulness into the school curriculum.

Sue, Nerida, Jean and the teaching staff at Broulee realised that introducing mindfulness into the school is most effective when the teachers are trained first. They appreciate that teaching mindfulness is a little like teaching swimming – it is best done when you have experienced it yourself and have actually been in the water. Teaching the children from their own personal experience of a daily mindfulness practice means that the teachers can encourage the children to learn the mindfulness skills in a very effective and authentic manner. Not only will the teachers be able to teach mindfulness to the children from their own experience in a sustainable long-term manner, but the teachers also benefit personally.

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