The next course is planned for after Easter and will be held in Barcelona for 8 weeks (1 session a week, probably a Saturday morning). The sessions are 2 hour group sessions, with material including recorded meditations to use during the week, plus material to support the practices. More information below. All courses are in English.
You are invited to join the MBSR BCN Facebook page, where you can find out more information about Mindfulness.
We also run Mindfulness retreats in Southern France during the summer.
Sessions are run once a week at the school for 8 weeks, and are suitable for 7-11 years. The sessions are only available in English at present.
Why should a child in primary take the Paws b course?
The roots of the MiSP Paws B curriculum is MBSR and MBCT (Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy), the latter being a programme developed largely in the UK to help adults cope with depressive relapse. MBSR and MBCT are the two most well-researched and evidence-based mindfulness programmes available. However, Paws b is not a therapeutic intervention; it is designed to introduce young people to the potential benefits of mindfulness in the safety of the school classroom. Taught by well-trained teachers Paws b offers a toolkit of practices, most between about 1 and 10 minutes, which aim to dip children’s toes into mindfulness in ways which they find helpful and enjoyable.
A key finding from the early research is that pupils enjoy Paws b and there is certainly no evidence to suggest that any harm is caused by this relatively low exposure to simple, secular mindfulness practices. Indeed, early research suggests that mindfulness may provide young people with a valuable life skill by supporting them in number of areas: to feel calmer and more fulfilled; to get on better with others; to concentrate and learn; to manage stress and anxiety; to perform well in music and sport.
More information about Paws B on the MiSP website
Overall, the course is often helpful in dealing with an ongoing difficulty – the problem may not change but the way we can learn to relate to it differently.
Practice mp3’s and our extensive Participants Handbook will be emailed out to you in advance of Week one. Like most things in life, you get out what you put in, and Home practice forms a large part of the programme and you will need to commit yourself to building in and practicing for up to an hour each day:
For more information contact Emma Reynolds at: firstname.lastname@example.org