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Paws B is a course developed by the Mindfulness in Schools Project.
We can come to your school to offer a Paws B course. Alternatively we can offer a similar course in a forest or outdoor setting.
Paws B is a mindfulness course aimed at schools with children aged 7-11 years. It is taught by well-trained teachers and offers a toolkit of practices, most of between about 1 and 10 minutes, which aim to dip children’s toes into mindfulness in ways which they find helpful and enjoyable.
The roots of the MiSP Paws b is Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy - a programme developed to help adults. MBCT is one of most well-researched and evidence-based mindfulness programmes available.
However, Paws b is not a therapeutic interventions; it is designed to introduce young people to the potential benefits of mindfulness in the safety of the school classroom.
A key finding from the early research is that pupils enjoy Paws b. Moreover research suggests that mindfulness may provide young people with a valuable life skill by supporting them in feeling calmer and more fulfilled, getting on better with others, increased concentration, learning and performance and in managing stress and anxiety.