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Learn to teach kids mindfulness:

Inspire young minds! Learn to teach mindfulness in a way that is fun, dynamic and transformative! Nurture the wellbeing of 7-11 year olds by bringing to life their innate potential for awareness, happiness and kindness.

More than 500 educators trained
25,000 children worldwide
Taught in 18 countries
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What is the Youth Mindfulness Kids Programme?
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The Youth Mindfulness Kids Programme consists of 16 lessons for 7-11 year olds (two lessons per week). Each lesson is 1 hour long and packed full of inspiring videos, games, and kinaesthetic activities, bringing mindfulness to life in a way that is fun, relevant and engaging.

Each lesson includes mindful sitting, lying and movement practices as well as compassionate enquiry – a powerful way of exploring experience in classroom discussion.

The Youth Mindfulness Kids Programme is not a shallow introduction, but an in-depth foundation in mindfulness enabling children to activate their inner potential.

The themes of the curriculum
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The programme comprises several themes which build on each other sequentially. The first six lessons focus on developing the foundations of mindfulness: embodied, present-moment awareness.

After this, the children explore how mindfulness can help them be happier by being present for the good stuff in life, and also help them be more resilient and cope with stress and difficulty, particularly difficult thoughts and emotions.

We then then focus on the cultivation of kindness: first to ourselves and then towards others. Finally the children explore questions of purpose and agency: How do I want to be in the world? How do I want to act?

The Youth Mindfulness Kids Programme was featured in the All-Party Parliamentary Group Report: Mindful Nation UK, and is recognized as one of the leading mindfulness programmes in the UK for children and young people.

We offer teacher training in 4 European countries and the programme is taught in more than 15 countries.

What’s the research?

In a study with the University of Edinburgh, looking at the impact of the programme on 9 and 10 year olds, 98% reported benefits to their emotional wellbeing, relationships, or ability to focus and pay attention. We also found that:

92%

Of children reported being able to handle strong emotions better.

77%

Reported improvements in peer and family relationships.

72%

Said they were less aggressive, and engaged less in confrontation.

77%

Said that mindfulness helps them focus, pay attention and concentrate.

55%

More than half said mindfulness helps them enjoy life more and feel happier.

What the kids say
Become a Youth Mindfulness trained educator
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Our 5-day training is an immersive learning experience, focused on nourishing personal practice and equipping you with the skills and understanding to bring mindfulness to life for school children.

See and experience all 16 lessons delivered live
Train in the core teaching skills of guiding practices and leading compassionate enquiry
Receive a 350+ page manual of extensive lesson plans, powerpoints and videos necessary to deliver the course.
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Course Fee: £625

** Early Bird price (£100 off) available until 6 weeks before the training start date **

(within the UK, please see course details for other country costs)

The Skainos Centre
Skainos Square, 239 Newtonards Road, Belfast, BT4 1AF

Cost: £625

**Early bird rate £525 available until 1st June 2018**

A deposit must be submitted upon application to be considered. If your application is unsuccessful, your deposit will be refunded in full.

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IET Glasgow: Teacher Building
14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow, G1 4DB

Cost: £625

**Early bird rate £525 available until 25th June 2018**

A deposit must be submitted upon application to be considered. If your application is unsuccessful, your deposit will be refunded in full.

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University of Westminster
115 New Cavendish Street, London, W1W 6UW

Cost: £625

**Early bird rate £525 available until 29th June 2018**

A deposit must be submitted upon application to be considered. If your application is unsuccessful, your deposit will be refunded in full.

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The Coal Store Conference Room,
The Peoples History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER

Cost: £625

**Early bird rate £525 available until 29th June 2018**

A deposit must be submitted upon application to be considered. If your application is unsuccessful, your deposit will be refunded in full.

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Hilton Brighton Metropole
Kings Road, BN1 2FU Brighton

Cost: £625

**Early bird rate £525 available until 13th July 2018**

A deposit must be submitted upon application to be considered. If your application is unsuccessful, your deposit will be refunded in full.

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Venue TBC

Cost: £625

**Early bird rate £525 available until 27th July 2018**

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Venue TBC

Cost: £625

**Early bird rate £525 available until 7th September 2018**

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Venue TBC

Cost: £625

**Early bird rate £525 available until 21st September 2018**

A deposit must be submitted upon application to be considered. If your application is unsuccessful, your deposit will be refunded in full.

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