COMPASSIONATE MINDS (AND BRAINS) IN EDUCATION

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  • Body in Mind Training offers teachers and other professional courses designed to bring a mindful way of working into the classroom with some gentle teaching but mostly focusing on the teacher's own practice and engagement with mindfulness: www.facebook.com/BodyInMindTraining
  • Compassionate Mind Foundation aims to promote wellbeing through the scientific understanding and application of compassion offers courses, workshops and other materials www.compassionatemind.co.uk/index.htm
  • Compassionate Wellbeing host events, and supports research and activities that promote and explore compassionate approaches to health, wellbeing and society. Their work is based on Compassion Focused Therapy and the Compassionate Mind Approach: www.compassionatewellbeing.co.uk/
  • Learning to Breathe is a US programme for the late teens.  This six week programme aims to: increase awareness of thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations; reduce harmful self-judgments; and integrate mindful awareness into daily life: http://learning2breathe.org/
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) incorporates meditation, yoga and mind -body exercises to help people cope with stress. They offer on-line courses and other resources: http://bemindful.co.uk/mbsr/about-mbsr/
  • Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) is a curriculum-based intervention which aims to incorporate a mindful and compassionate way of teaching: www.mindfulnessinschools.org
  • MindUp offers a research-based training protocol for educators and children of various ages, currently available via Scholastic publishers: www.thehawnfoundation.org/mindup