Mindfulness is one of Holistecs core offerings - and is integrated in all courses. The science behind the benfits is overwhelming, with hundreds of clinalcally approved studies giving testament to this. It improves memory, focus, mood, whilst assisting with positive mental health - as a proven solution for depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders.
Our Mindfulness Curriculum
Holistec is certified to deliver .b (dot.be) - the world’s leading mindfulness curriculum for 11-18 year olds in school - with support from Oxford University and the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.
.b - ‘stop and be’ - is a simple practice at the heart of this ten lesson course. Each .b lesson (40-60 min) teaches distinct mindfulness skills and is expertly crafted for use in the classroom. The .b materials are designed to engage even the most sceptical of young minds.
An introductory lesson persuades young people that mindfulness is worth learning about by making it relevant to their lives.
Lesson 1 - Playing Attention
Introduces students to this thing we call our “attention”which, like a puppy, needs to be trained.
Lesson 2 - Taming the Animal Mind
Explores different mind states and teaches that ‘anchoring’ attention in the body, alongside the cultivation of curiosity and kindness, can be calming and nourishing.
Lesson 3 - Recognising Worry
Lesson 5 - Moving Mindfully
Shows us that mindfulness is not just something we do sitting or lying down. It also looks at high performance in sport.
Lesson 6 - Stepping Back
Offers us a new way of relating to our thoughts. We don’t have to let them carry us away to places we’d rather not be.
Lesson 7 - Befriending the Difficult
Deals with the greatest challenge of all: dealing with difficult emotions.
Lesson 8 - Taking in the Good
Focuses on gratitude and the ‘heartfulness’ of taking in & savouring what is ‘good’ in life.
Explains the tricks our mind plays that lead to stress and anxiety, and gives us techniques to deal with them.
Lesson 4 - Being Here Now
Comes to the heart of mindfulness and teaches us how to respond, rather than react, to whatever happens in our lives.
Lesson 9 - Pulling it all Together
Consolidates the key techniques from .b and inspires students to use what they have learned in the future.