Mindfulness/Well-being/De-stress

 

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Mindfulness

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Susan Chan is a professional mindfulness coach, trainer and consultant, CPD provider with Education Scotland and Hodder Education, as well as a member of several professional organisations.  She has a MSc in Mindfulness Studies from the University of Aberdeen and is an Ambassador for the programme and the Mindfulness Association. She is a mentor with the Scottish Chamber of Commerce, and has been recognised by the Association of Scottish Businesswomen as a finalist for ‘Outstanding contribution to Business’ and ‘Best Charity/ Business Partnership’. She works with schools and colleges, individuals, groups, charities and companies large and small. Susan Chan Associates has a range of MP3 downloads and CDs for confidence, de-stress and well- being themes. Susan’s consultancy has grown both nationally (into London) and internationally into China.

New Course -

Promoting Positive Mental Health for Resilience and Well-being

Friday 2nd February 2018

10.00 - 15.30

£179 plus VAT

 

This is a new course for school management, teachers and support staff who wish to see improvements in their own well-being and able to make a difference with students.

Course content -

  • Causes
  • Negative thinking
  • Raising awareness
  • Depression
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Anxiety
  • Confidence
  • Stress
  • Promoting resilience

The course style will be a mixture of; mindfulness techniques, workshops, case studies, experiential sessions (podcasts/mp3) and self-analysis.

 

New Course -

Mindfulness: A Personal/Professional day for effectiveness

Thursday 22nd February 2018

£179 plus VAT

 

This exciting new course is for all staff that have attended an AOK Learning Mindfulness course run by Susan Chan

Content -

Previous knowledge and techniques will be reviewed. Insightful dialogue will be introduced, an essential practice when working 1-2-1 or with groups. Participants will be able to develop their existing skills and techniques in a supportive environment.

Mindfulness practise can be a solitary activity and this course will enable further exploration of these techniques for personal development and working with students.

The course style will include; mindfulness techniques, workshops, mini-lectures and discussion, experiential sessions and sel-analysis.

 

New Course -

De-stress for Health and Wellness

Tuesday 20th March 2018

£179 plus VAT

 

This course is for all staff who wish to see improvements in their own well-being which in turn will help them make a difference when working with students.

The course content will examine; causes, symptooms, stress management/ strategies and relaxation techniques (progressive method and relaxation).

The course style will involve; workshops, case studies, experiential sessions (pod cast/mp3) and self analysis.

 

 

Mindfulness Level 2 - Development of Mindfulness Skills
Wednesday 17th January 2018
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

Why attend?  This experiential course is for professionals who already have experience in mindfulness practice and wish to develop their skills and core values.  Mindfulness enhances resilience, communication and relational abilities. This course aims to deepen interest and skillsets to engage both staff and students within your school or college.
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally.
All participants will receive a download/ CD with a range of Mindfulness coaching practices specifically created for this AOK Event.

Benefits of attending the course:

For the personal and professional development of key staff:

  • to give participants an enhanced understanding of mindfulness and compassion focussed mindfulness
  • participants will benefit by embedding experience, developing techniques and skills
  • reduce levels of stress through mindful techniques
  • improve life balance and personal well- being
  • improve decision making choices for resilience and effectiveness and enhance attention and focus
  • to develop and  take mindfulness practice back to the school/ college

For key staff working with students:

Research indicates that a mindfulness programme can have the potential to allow the students to:

  • enhance ability to apply skills, creativity and values
  • enhance student attention and retention of knowledge
  • de-stress for resilience and experience greater well- being (such as being happier and more calm)
  • cope better with mental stresses linked to being anxious or depressed
  • cope with the everyday stresses and strains of developmental stages (such as exams, relationships, sleep problems and family) with cohesive connectedness

 

Mindfulness Level 1 - An Introduction to Mindfulness Based Coaching

 

TBC
10.00 - 15.30
£179 plus VAT

Why attend? This is an introductory experiential course for professionals who wish to gain insight into mindful practise and explore ways in which the participants, the school and their students can benefit.
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgementally. This course is perfect for professionals with a teaching or coaching role within a school or college looking for training. This course is skills orientated and how to practise.
All participants will receive a download/ CD with a range of Mindfulness coaching practices specifically created for this AOK Event

Benefits of attending the course and outcomes:

Application of Mindfulness coaching approaches to teachers

  • to give the participants a core understanding of  Mindfulness
  • participants will benefit by experience, practising Mindfulness based skills to improve decision making choices
  • to reduce levels of stress through mindful relaxation techniques
  • to create a life balance
  • to enhance personal well- being
  • to improve decision making choices and developing metacognition

Application of Mindfulness coaching approaches to young people
Research indicates that a mindfulness programme can have the potential to allow the students to:

  • experience greater well- being (such as being happier and more calm)
  • cope better with mental stresses linked to being anxious or depressed
  • fulfil potential and improve personal, academic learning skills and metacognition
  • be more creative, calm and relaxed
  • cope with the everyday stresses and strains of adolescent life (such as exams, relationships, sleep problems and family)
  • improve concentration, retain attention  and focus (in class, in exams,  sport, paying attention and listening)

Who should attend?

  • teachers and professionals who work with young people
  • teachers and professionals with an interest in gaining a range of basic skill and techniques in mindful practise
  • teachers and professionals who experience stress and lack of resilience in their day to day job and seek a way forward

Places on all our courses are limited to 15 delegates.

 

NEW AND GENERIC COURSES FOR TEACHERS -

NEW - Supporting Young People with ASD and ADHD in the Classroom - Wednesday 21st February 2018

NEW - An Introduction to Cyber Security - Tuesday 30th January 2018

Preparing for Senior Management - Monday 26th March 2018

NEW - Mindfulness Level 2 - Wednesday 17th January 2018