Paws.b

a mindfulness curriculum for ages 7-12
Paws.b is a 12 session mindfulness course for primary schools, based on 6 themes. It is adapted from the .b (above) and is currently being evaluated by the University of Bangor in the UK. Paws.b has developed over a number of years.

Ena was one of the pilot programme teachers, piloting the curriculum with the children in Saint Ultans in 2014.

Primary School life offers many opportunities to integrate mindfulness into a wide range of activities that are already part of the school curriculum and life generally in school. It offers children valuable support in dealing with playground issues, worry, disappointments, arguments with brothers and sisters, sports matches, music exams, competitions etc. The children learn to train their minds to shape their brains (neuroplasticity) and to take responsibility by choosing to ‘respond’ instead of ‘react’.

Paws.b nurtures resilience, curiosity, kindness, acceptance, gratitude and happiness along with improved concentration

Suitable Venue
The course is generally taught in a regular classroom. Alternatives e.g. Library are suitable

Costs
Competitive rates are available for schools who book more than one course.

Course Certification
Course participants receive a certificate of course completion.

Follow-On Mindfulness Club
Ena offers a mindfulness club (lunchtime or before/after school) for children who have experienced the Paws.b programme. Children find it difficult to practice mindfulness on their own and therefore welcome structured opportunities to practice together.