"I contacted Neil as my son was having difficulties in sleeping (he is 11) . Neil has an amazing friendly and welcome approach which children relate to and that made the whole process much easier Neil really "gets it " from the children's perspective"
(Tanya, 1-1 Family-Relations Client, June 2016)
WANT TO HELP 'GO FUND ME' TO TEACH MINDFULNESS IN SCHOOLS?
"This course contributed hugely to a transformation in the and in me! "
(Rebecca, Bristol, 6 Week Course)
Neil is trained with Youth Mindfulness and 'Mindfulness in Schools Project' offering both a curriculum of lessons or single sessions to any age group, including helping with stressful times (like exam time!). We also offer a few options of workshops that operate in several venues around Bristol, upon request. See below for more detail on the options.
"Neil provides an atmosphere of calm for students and he really helped us learn some simple things to stop us panicking!"
(Grace, teacher, Central Sussex College)
HOW TO GET MINDFULNESS INTO YOUR SCHOOL
We offer five ways:
I do regular inspiring inset days in Bristol working on stress management, communication skills and mindfulness for happiness.
Stress busting sessions (Drop-in). These offer tools and practices to help young people work on stress and become more proactive.
8-16 week courses. for Key stage 2. 3 and 4. These have been researched and implemented across the county.
This is a great way to involve parents and students directly.
I love assemblies. I love to do songs for younger children and challenging and inspiring assemblies for teens. This is often a great way to start to build interest.
TEEN ANXIETY: EXAM STRESS BUSTING SESSIONS
Are you finding your students experiencing the following around the exam period?
Neil has really helped me, and has given me many techniques which I will continue using in the future - 'S', 17 year old 1-1 Client
8-16 WEEK COURSES - A CURRICULUM FOR AGES 7 - 18
(Emotional wellbeing skills for life)
Mindfulness in Schools (MiSP) .b classes
or Youth Mindfulness (YM) curriculum
What are the benefits for the students?
These courses are designed and tested to work - to help the young people learn how to overcome difficulties, thrive and flourish – and the research that has taken place into its effectiveness suggests it does indeed have the potential to meet these more ambitious goals:
Research and results
This has been highly researched and recommended by many leading institutions including Exeter, Cambridge and Oxford universities and is taught in over 4000 schools as part of PSHE and is recognised by OFSTED as part of wellbeing in schools.
Please contact me directly, to book.
An example structure of lessons ranging from 8-16 specific classes:
(this can be tailored to fit a term, or 2 terms)
"Neil is a brilliant teacher and the kids loved what he had to teach!"
(Laura Jane, Compass School, Bristol, 2016)
Are you a concerned or frustrated parent?
Personal Coaching (for young people and parents)
I have worked with parents and young people together and separately to offer a tailored approach. This is under the same guidelines as Mindfulness Relationship Coaching. If you think your child could benefit from a one - one approach, or you'd like to learn with your child please get in touch. This is especially helpful for young people who:
I am a trained coach, not a trained counsellor. I work with any age between 7-17 (after that I consider you an adult!) and I have trained to work well with teens.
I have a CRB safeguarding check . Please contact me for more information or to book a taster session today.
Thank you for your recent work with my son. I really believe it has helped him find the positive in situations life throws at him, and even when he feels knocked, he's so much better and finding his way through. He hit a bit of a low this Christmas and it really struck me how differently he dealt with it. Not only did he notice what he needed (food, decent sleep etc), he didn't let it settle in the way he might have done previously. I know he's still a young'un, and who knows what life will throw at him, but his time with you was time well spent. He's learnt so much about himself and he's definitely in a better place now than he's been for ages. - Lucy, 1-1 young person client (parent)