We often ask children to pay attention but do we ever teach them how to actually do this? Over the past two years, a number of our schools have been involved in teaching mindfulness to children; this involves engaging teachers in mindfulness practice as well as teaching children a range of strategies help them direct their attention to experiences 'in the moment'. In preparation for training to teach mindfulness, through the Paws b curriculum and 'The Present' Inspire offers foundations training.
A total of EIGHT Session Dates:
|January 2018||February 2018||March 2019|
|9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th||6th, 20th, 27th||6th|
£195 to non-Inspire School and £175 for Inspire Schools
Event runs over TWO days (Friday and Monday)
All of our schools have pupils who have attachment difficulties. The evidence categorically indicates that these children and young people significantly underachieve unless they receive support and intervention. Children can experience attachment difficulties as a consequence of trauma which may be caused by: parental absence or unavailability, parental depression, domestic abuse, children affected by migration, alcoholism in the family or removal from the birth home as is the case for looked after children. Some children with autism can also experience attachment difficulties.
A 2 Day Event (both days must be attended).
This programme, led by the highly experienced Kate Norfolk, is to train to teach a 10-15 minute adult-led peer massage programme in schools. Massage is to be given by the children only onto the back, neck, head, arms and hands. Children have to given their permission to engage in the massage in schools programme. This is a fun programme intended to promote pupils' sense of well-being, respect for themselves and others and to reduce bullying. For further information and research into this evidence based practice please use the following links.
Price shown is per delegate for the 2 days.
Adult Counselling Services
If you feel that your wellbeing is currently under threat and that you would benefit from personal counselling, you can book the services of an Associate Counsellor. Please follow the link below to book an appointment. All information is treated confidentially. Counselling is £45.00 per session.
®Theraplay and Counselling for Children
With over seven years of experience in an educational setting, Fiona is a counsellor in the person centred modality of therapy and a play therapist using the principles of ®Theraplay.
Having worked with mainstream, SEN and vulnerable children as well as in a youth agency and secondary school, Fiona is able to deliver a bespoke programme either on a 1:1 or group basis to address many of the well- being issues children are facing such as anxiety, bereavement, self-harm, low self-esteem and anger.
Through informal but structured play sessions using the principles of ®Theraplay and mindfulness, along with counselling skills, the children are able to address any social, emotional or behaviour issues in a safe and fun environment. This support can be delivered on site at your school and is charged at £45.00 per hour.
Building Resilience, Improving Outcomes
In partnership with the Local Authority, KCA Associates, Swan and Fairfields Teaching Schools, we are offering you free training to explore how to improve standards by meeting the needs of vulnerable learners. This might include Looked After Pupils, migrant populations, children living in families with domestic or alcohol abuse or any other child who has suffered trauma and attachment difficulties at an early age.