MISP has devised and developed courses to introduce Mindfulness to young people. The programmes have been extensively trialled in schools and organisations and research has confirmed the benefits.
Learning from a young age how mindfulness can help lead a meaningful and happy life helps children to embed the skills needed to live life to the full on their own terms. Several programmes can be tailored to meet the needs and requirements of individuals, groups, classes or whole schools using one of a number of approved and proven highly effective programmes.
Mindfulness improves children’s ability to focus and improves academic results as well as helping young people exercise more control over their emotions.
(a) Paws B (4-8years-old) – a twelve-session mindfulness course based on six themes and influenced by adult mindfulness courses such as MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) and MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy).
(b) DotB (.B) (8-17years old)– is a fun, useful and engaging –ten-session course adapted from the adult courses Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy.
A ten-lesson programme devised by Eline Snel in Holland, Mindfulness Matters uses short exercises, stories and child-friendly exercises and practices to help children's inner development. They learn skills such as attention, concentration, patience, friendliness and tolerance. Children can use a colourful workbook to record their learning.
A companion book, "Sitting Still Like a Frog" is available that can be used equally well by adults as children.
A seventeen-lesson programme sponsored by Goldie Hawn. The text book can be purchased from Amazon.com and training can be provided for individual teachers or schools.