Empowering programmes for the Education Sector
Have you considered what the summer term would look like if you were able to provide your staff and pupils with scientifically proven techniques to help them to learn more effectively, think more clearly, perform better, feel calmer, happier and less anxious?
Stress amongst teachers and students in the UK is at an all-time high and staff absenteeism, due to stress related illnesses, is costing the country billions of pounds every year. The result of this stress epidemic could be depriving our young people of the best possible start in life.
It’s not all doom and gloom though! The latest scientific research proves that practising mindfulness improves attention, reaction time, memory and creativity. It also develops stamina and resilience. Neuroscientists have shown that by practicing mindfulness for a period of just six-weeks can change your brain, leaving it healthier and able to protect you from toxic stress.
Mindfulness is a form of mental training, with regular practice you can build your mindfulness muscle, as you develop this muscle you become more aware and more focused in all aspects of your life.
Our bespoke Mindfulness and Compassion programme is tailored to alleviate stress, reduce fatigue and increase overall well-being. It will teach participants to identify their causes of stress and permanently alter the way they handle potential stressful situations in the future. Mindfulness will enable participants to be reflective not reactive.
Mindfulness courses will equip your staff and pupils with the tools for life long well-being.
Teachers who are at their peak mentally and physically, will be in the best possible position to guide pupils and support them in achieving their full potential.
Our online programmes, entitled Parachute & Parachute Plus, were introduced in response to the increased national demand for our mindfulness courses during the pandemic.
The beauty of our Parachute style programmes is that we train just one member of your team (sessions delivered over Zoom) and equip them with the tools to share easy to follow, high impact mindfulness techniques with the rest of your staff and pupils, time and time again.
Our Parachute programmes offer learners an opportunity to discuss and protect their mental health in a fun and engaging way. Throughout the programme they learn a series of seven mindfulness techniques, which enables them to be less stressed, become more calm, confident and in control of their emotions.
Education partners – schools, colleges and universities – key benefits include:
- Improving academic performance and results
- Equipping staff and students with the tools and techniques to reduce stress
- Improving staff and student resilience
- Getting the best out of students and improving confidence
- Giving students a competitive advantage
- A strategy to raise educational standards and support social mobility
Participants will leave the course with a Mindfulness for Life toolbox, which includes practical guidance and real-world examples of how to apply mindfulness to the demands of everyday life. They will learn a range of simple strategies that will actually enable them to rewire their brains, combat stress and reach their full potential.
The course will be designed specifically to meet the specific needs of your team, with regular practice it will take as little as six weeks for your team to feel the benefits.
Our programme can also be adapted for NQTs, Middle and Senior Leaders, Parents and Governors, Nurture Groups, Post 16 students and targeted groups of borderline Y11s.
The impact of our Parachute training has being incredibly positive on the well-being of both staff and students across the UK.
There isn’t one person I can think of that wouldn’t benefit from mindfulness. Even if you think it’s not for you…it is…it’s for everybody! It’s relaxing, it’s calming and it improves your day and your mindset.