DATES: Wednesday 03 April 2019: 4pm (1hr)
Wednesday 01 May 2019: 4pm (1hr)
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR
This webinar will introduce students to the positive benefits of mindfulness and meditation, presenting them with practical skills in order to help them to deal with academic and social pressures. The transition from childhood to adulthood can be tough emotionally, physically and mentally. The stress of exams, social media and body image can cause anxiety and self esteem issues in many young people often leading to more serious issues if not addressed early on.
All young people can benefit from mindfulness in order to ease pressure and stress, helping them to find focus and moments of calm. During the busy exam period, students may benefit from various mindfulness strategies such as:
- Meditation breaks
- Calming breathing
- Guided meditations to help sleep
- Positive affirmation and intention setting
During the webinar students will be shown practical techniques, guided meditations and simple mindfulness techniques such as these to take away with them and use during the exam period and throughout their studies.
The session will be delivered by Jess Wilkinson, recently Head of Department for Art and Design in a successful state school in Cheshire. Jess has a broad range of experience working with children and young people, in both a private and academic setting. After identifying a great need for improved well-being services in schools, she chose to follow her passion. Training as a yoga and mindfulness teacher, she founded ‘The Sea Within’ a mindfulness service provider. She currently delivers creative programmes for schools and local organisations, as well as running regular classes across the North West.