3) Mindfulness in Schools site license
Are you a health or education professional already working for the public sector* and would like to train in the Relax Kids technique?
Join us on one of our Professional Development Days and learn relaxation and mindfulness exercises that you can incorporate into your lessons / practice.
About the Training
The Relax Kids Professional Development Day will take you through a wide variety of relaxation and mindfulness techniques. These includes movement techniques, games, stretching, massage, breathing, affirmation and visualisations. Participants also receive a training manual.
- Nursery Teachers
- Learning Mentors
- Family Inclusion Workers
- Social Workers
- Play Therapists
- Children's Centre Managers
- Extended Schools Teams
Once certified, you will be able to:
- teach Relax Kids in schools
- understand and use the Relax Kids resources
- introduce other members of staff to relaxation
- introduce parents to relaxation
- Improved behaviour
- Listening skills
- Concentration and focus
- Emotional literacy
- Improved learning state
- Creativity and visualisation skills
- Reduces stress and tension
About the training
This unique 1 day training courses is run by Marneta Viegas - creator of the Relax Kids method.
The course aims to show educators the essentials needed to teach relaxation to pupils.
Delegates are shown a variety of relaxation methods as well as how to use techniques in the classroom. There will be opportunity to discuss issues regarding the programme, and to share ideas.
Who's it for?
This professional course is ideal for all educators who are interested in integrating relaxation techniques in the classroom or in one 2 one sessions. This includes Teacher, Teaching Assistants, Learning Mentors, SENCOs, Children's Centre Managers, Nursery Managers, Family Workers and Extended Services Teams.
This course is suitable for those who have not used relaxation techniques before and those who have some experience.
In a three year Relax Kids pilot, Sylvester School in Knowsley reduced their exclusions from 19 to zero - more information here
About Relax Kids
Relax Kids uses relaxation techniques to help children recognise their strengths and manage their emotional journey through life. The relaxation techniques provide a toolbox of skills which can be transferred into later life. If children can learn to be calm under pressure at a young age, then they are stood in good stead for their adult life.
Relax Kids has trained over 550 coaches and thousands of educators in its relaxation programme. The company has also produced a range of relaxation resources including books, CDs, and online relaxation resources. These resources are easily incorporated into both home life and school life. The resources are used in over 100,000 homes and schools in the UK and in over 21 countries
Between 2006-2010 numbers of children with a mental health problem have doubled from 1 in 10 to 1 in 5, (British Medical Association 2006, Office of National Statistics 2004, The Telegraph 2009, Times Online 2010.) Research by the University of East London shows that regular relaxation in schools and hospitals can not only help improve a pupil's general health and wellbeing but can benefit their achievement and results.
- Understanding the benefits of relaxation in the classroom
- 1 day comprehensive training
- Crammed Training Manual
- Practical ideas and exercises and tips to bring relaxation into the classroom
- Wide range of relaxation exercises & games
Skills and Tools
- movement exercises
- relaxation games
- massage techniques
- breathing exercises
- positive affirmations
- guided imagery
- muscle relaxation and visualisations
- Information on Relax Kids resources and how to use them in the classroom
- Information about running Relax Kids Parents Introduction sessions
About the training...
'It really does make a difference to the lives of those who participate. Children are less hyper active therefore calmer, kinder and more focused.'
Beverley Crooks, OFSTED inspector
About the Online Resources
What people are saying about Cloud...
'The resources available will support the wellbeing of children through all age groups. The materials will support the teaching and enable the learning to be taken in its full effect. Therefore creating a better balanced classroom, and giving the children the tools that they can use in any given situation though out their schooling/working life.'
Kerry Farmer, Health Improvment Practitioner
About the Resources
The Cloud resource library is growing all the time. As part of the Education Package, your school will receive a Relax Kids Cloud account which can be used by every classroom in your School - simultaneously.
How does it work?
Log in on one computer, and your whole School instantly has access to the resource library. Use our innovative resource browser to find and download what you need in just a few clicks. Then you can print, or use from screen.
Who is it for?
Any organisation working with children can benefit from Relax Kids Cloud. Schools, nurseries, hospitals etc.
No further training is needed to use cloud - and every resource comes with enclosed instructions.
Resource Categories include: