Paws b Mindfulness Programme
Paws b is a mindfulness programme for primary schools. It is ideally taught to 7–11 year olds and is adapted from the ‘.b’ mindfulness curriculum for secondary schools as well as being influenced by adult Mindfulness courses.
What is Paws b objectives?
Paws b aims to give students mindfulness as a life-skill and use it to help them:
• feel happier, calmer and more fulfilled
• get on better with others
• help them concentrate
• help cope with stress and anxiety
• support performance such as music and sport
Why should your primary school have Paws b?
Paws b was carefully crafted by classroom teachers and mindfulness experts to engage young children. The programme is taught with striking visuals, film clips and activities that bring mindfulness to life without losing the expertise and integrity of classic mindfulness teaching. Evidence-based research confirming the positive effects of mindfulness practice when suitably applied for children is astounding. The Mindfulness in Schools Project published results which confirm that Paws b positively improved children’s moods and concertation levels.
Paws b is taught over six weeks in a 1 hour session. However, AWARE can tailor this to suit the needs and budget of your school.
Listen as Carolyn Blair discusses the Paws b programme on U105 with Frank Mitchell - https://audioboom.com/posts/6687879-listen-depression-charity-launches-new-mindfulness-programme-for-primary-school-children