Contemporary mindfulness is a secular practice used extensively in the field of psychological intervention and as part of many wellbeing initiatives. Mindfulness offers tools for people to find a calm centre from which to meet the challenges of daily life. In the school context, mindfulness can help teachers support students to be ready for learning.

The Benefits

Research over 30 years shows that mindfulness has many benefits including:

  • strengthening the brain circuitry that allows us to focus, take in new information and reduce emotional surges

  • building neural strength and capacity for caring relationships and empathy

  • improving mood and alleviating depression as well as reducing the likelihood of recurring episodes

  • protecting against the effects of stress.

Regular mindfulness practice in young people has been shown to improve emotional and behavioural regulation, frustration tolerance, and increasing the ability to pay attention. In students with learning disabilities, mindfulness has been shown to lower anxiety and improve social skills.

Our mindfulness training programs can help you experience these many benefits as you learn how to:

  • practice mindfulness meditation

  • understand and respond to distraction

  • build wellbeing through a balance of healthy mind practices

  • build compassion for yourself and others.

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Smiling Mind

Wellbeing EDvantage is also an accredited trainer with Smiling Mind, an Australian not-for-profit that works with schools, workplaces, and communities to deliver the benefits of mindfulness with the aim of helping every mind to thrive.

Mindfulness Training Programs

Mindful Teachers Teaching Mindfulness

A two-day workshop helping teachers to develop and deepen a daily mindfulness practice and apply skills and resources to bring mindfulness into the classroom. You will learn practical mindfulness techniques that offer many positive benefits for you and your students including reduced stress, better sleep, improved student engagement and higher workplace satisfaction. Mindfulness can help students to be more focused and more engaged learners who demonstrate better emotional management.

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Mindfulness for Daily Life

This two-day workshop helps participants develop mindfulness practices that can easily be integrated into their current lifestyle. Learn how to practice mindfulness as a stand alone daily experience or blend it with with other self-care and spiritual practices to enrich wellbeing and resilience. This workshop is offered to individuals or can be adapted to address the needs of community groups.