Mindfulness is also being taught in schools, having been found to improve pupils’ learning experience:
School teaches boys to meditate to reduce stress
The Daily Telegraph (London)
September 20, 2010 Monday
Parents offered lessons in wellbeing after school’s success with pupils
BYLINE: Alastair Jamieson
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AS A boarding school, the decision to give pupils lessons in happiness was already unconventional.
Now Wellington College, which introduced lessons in wellbeing and positive psychology four years ago, is extending the classes to parents.
Weekend “taster sessions” costing £40 per person are being offered at the £9,000-a-term school in Crowthorne, Berks.
The parent groups will cover topics such as “resilience”, “mindset”, “active-constructive responding” and “mindfulness” in the hour-long lessons, which are followed by discussion.
The school’s website says participating parents “will experience wellbeing classes almost exactly as their children would and will cover a selection of the topics that their children will be taught during the course of the three-year wellbeing programme”.
The classes were introduced in 2006 by Anthony Seldon, master of the school. “Teaching wellbeing has contributed significantly to the positive changes at our school, including an atmosphere of encouragement and a zero tolerance attitude to teachers treating children unkindly,” he said.
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