Health and Happiness at the Heart of Education
Training teachers and the whole school community in how to live healthier, happier lives
Improving Health and Well being in Schools
Integrating Mindfulness into the Curriculum
Delivering bespoke and inspirational training
Developing resilience, self esteem, focus and executive function
As well as yoga and meditation teacher, I am also a primary school teacher with over 15 years of experience. I am passionate about bringing the tools of yoga and mindfulness to improve the health and well being of the children in our care. Working in inner city schools in London, I have seen first hand the benefits these practices offer children and it is this experience I wish to share with others.
I have developed a course that introduces a whole school approach to integrating mindfulness into the curriculum. As a mindfulness in schools teacher, trained with the Mindfulness in Schools Project, I can also deliver the Paws b curriculum. The Paws b course is the UK’s leading mindfulness curriculum for 7-11-year-olds.
There is much evidence now that shows mindfulness activities can improve the mental, emotional, social and physical health and well-being of young people. It has been shown to reduce stress, anxiety, reactivity and bad behaviour, improve sleep and self-esteem, and bring about a greater sense of calm and self-awareness.
Mindfulness can contribute directly to the development of cognitive and performance skills and executive function. It can help young people pay greater attention, be more focused, think in more innovative ways, use existing knowledge more effectively, improve working memory, and enhance planning, problem solving and reasoning skills.
An introductory course in how to integrate mindfulness into the curriculum. Ideal for insets, twilights or staff meetings. This is a whole school approach designed to provide early intervention in improving health and well being in children.
The Paws b mindfulness course can be delivered over 6 to 12 weeks depending on your timetable needs. The curriculum themes are: understanding the brain, how to manage challenging emotions, how to resolve conflict positively and how to develop attitudes of kindness, gratitude and positivity.
Lorna offers resources guiding you in finding your unique pathway to deep healing, through an understanding of the mind body connection. With an emphasis on yoga, mediation and mindfulness, you will be supported in your journey of health and wellbeing.