Mindfulness in Education | PRESENTIAL


7 days course 560€


The Mindfulness in education Course is a transformative journey for educators, teachers, and education professional who wish to incorporate mindfulness practices into the learning environment. Participants will learn fundamental mindfulness concepts and valuable techniques to enhance concentration, reduce stress, and foster empathy in the classroom. The course includes meditation practices, mindfulness exercises, and strategies for sharing mindfulness with students. Educators will be encouraged to create a nurturing and compassionate environment where students can thrive. It is an enriching journey to cultivate emotional balance and invest in a conscious and compassionate future.

For further information: avoltaesousa@formarte.pt

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  1. Develop Mindfulness Practice: Empower participants to cultivate their own daily mindfulness practices, promoting emotional self-regulation, mindfulness, and self-care.
  2. Stress Reduction: Assist educators in coping with stress and pressures in the educational environment, improving overall well-being and mental health.
  3. Enhance Concentration and Attention: Enable educators to improve their ability to concentrate, focus, and be fully present, resulting in greater efficiency in daily activities.
  4. Foster Empathy and Compassion: Provide tools to cultivate empathy and compassion for students, colleagues, and the school community, strengthening interpersonal relationships.
  5. Improve Communication Skills: Learn to actively listen and respond with calmness and empathy, facilitating effective communication between educators and students.
  6. Cultivate Emotional Resilience: Empower educators to cope with challenges and setbacks in a more balanced manner, developing greater emotional resilience.
  7. Create a Welcoming Learning Environment: Develop strategies to establish a positive, inclusive, and welcoming learning environment where students feel safe and supported.
  8. Enhance Classroom Management: Learn to use mindfulness practices to promote positive discipline and efficient classroom management.
  9. Incorporate Mindfulness in the Curriculum: Explore ways to integrate mindfulness practices into the curriculum, enriching students’ learning experiences.
  10. Strengthen Students’ Self-Regulation: Empower educators to teach mindfulness skills to students, so they can manage their emotions and behaviors in a healthier way.
  11. Promote Overall Student Well-Being: Develop age-appropriate mindfulness practices to help students cope with stress, anxiety, and increase their resilience.
  12. Foster Self-Reflection: Encourage educators to engage in regular self-reflection to improve their teaching practices and enhance their approach with students.


Course Contents

  1. Introduction to Mindfulness:
  • Definition of mindfulness and its fundamental principles.
  • Origin and history of mindfulness.
  • Benefits of mindfulness in education.
  1. Mindfulness Practices for Educators:
  • Breathing meditation techniques.
  • Mindfulness practices for the body: developing body awareness and reducing physical tension.
  • Exploring the senses and practicing mindfulness in the present moment.
  • Mindfulness practices for stress reduction.
  1. Mindfulness in Emotion Management:
  • Learning to identify and cope with negative emotions.
  • Developing emotional self-regulation.
  • Cultivating self-compassion and self-care.
  1. Mindfulness in Communication:
  • Conscious and nonviolent communication.
  • Active listening and empathy practices.
  • Conflict resolution with mindfulness.
  1. Applying Mindfulness in the Classroom:
  • Strategies for introducing mindfulness to students.
  • Mindfulness practices adapted for different ages.
  • Mindfulness and positive discipline in the classroom.
  1. Cultivating a Mindfulness Culture in School:
  • Implementation of mindfulness practices throughout the school community. • Fostering mindful awareness in the school staff.
  • Creating a welcoming and compassionate learning environment.
  1. Mindfulness for Stress Management in Students:
  • Mindfulness techniques for reducing anxiety in students.
  • Teaching emotional self-regulation practices to students.
  • Developing emotional resilience in the classroom.
  1. Mindfulness Practices for Children and Adolescents:
  • Adapting mindfulness practices for different age groups.
  • Mindfulness games and playful activities for children and adolescents.
  • Stimulating creativity and self-discovery through mindfulness.
  1. Mindfulness and Meaningful Learning:
  • Exploring how mindfulness can enhance students’ absorption of content.
  • Increasing awareness during learning activities.
  1. Mindfulness and Positive Discipline:
  • Using mindfulness as a tool to address undesirable behaviors.
  • Promoting positive and respectful discipline in the classroom.

Course Program

Day 1: Sunday – Welcoming

  • Course presentation and training objectives.
  • Individual orientation and information about the venue and country
  • Round up presentation and networking between all participants.

Day 2: Monday – Introduction to Mindfulness and Basic Practices

  • Course presentation and training objectives.
  • Definition of mindfulness and its benefits in education.
  • Mindfulness practices for educators: breathing meditation and mindful body awareness.
  • Exploration of the senses: mindfulness practices in the present moment.

Day 3: Tuesday – Mindfulness for Educators

  • Identifying and understanding emotions.
  • Emotional self-regulation techniques with mindfulness.
  • Developing conscious communication skills and empathy.
  • Establishing daily mindfulness practices for educators.

Day 4: Wednesday – Mindfulness in Communication and the Classroom

  • Conscious and nonviolent communication.
  • Practices of active listening and empathy.
  • Integrating mindfulness into the school curriculum.
  • Mindfulness practices to enhance students’ concentration.

Day 5: Thursday – Cultivating a Mindfulness Culture in School

  • Implementation of mindfulness practices throughout the school community.
  • Fostering mindful awareness in the entire school community.
  • Developing strategies to create a welcoming and compassionate learning environment.
  • Group discussions on implementing mindfulness in the school.

Day 6: Friday – Mindfulness and Student Well-being

  • Mindfulness techniques for reducing anxiety in students.
  • Teaching emotional self-regulation practices to students.
  • Cultivating emotional resilience in the classroom.
  • Final reflection and conclusion of the training.

Day 7: Saturday – Conclusion

  • Course evaluation.
  • Releasing official course certifications.
  • Participants departure.

Cultural visits will be also part of the program.

Pre-registration on this link: https://forms.gle/4whXmecwoxDoDwm38

Target Audience

Teachers from various educational fields, educators, artists, and all those interested in the topics covered.

The course will only occur with a minimum of 8 participants.

If in your organization you have a group of 8 people interested in taking the course, we can schedule different dates for you all.

Course details


Andreia Volta e Sousa

Born in Porto, she holds a Master’s degree in Music Teaching from the University of Aveiro, having developed work in the areas of creativity and motivation arising from innovative strategies in specialized music teaching.

She graduated in Theater Singing from the Conservatório Superior de Música de Vila Nova de Gaia, in the class of Professor Fernanda Correia, with a high classification.

She began her singing studies in 1999, at the Paços de Brandão Academy of Music, in the class of Professor João Carlos Soares.

She has performed solo with the orchestras Filarmonia de Gaia and ESPROARTE, performing several works by A. Vivaldi, W. A. Mozart, G. Pergolesi, A. Scarlatti, R. Strauss, G. Mahler and H. Wolf.

She premiered, in 2007, “Mistérios do Rosário”, a compilation of works by Portuguese composers such as Eugénio Amorim, Rui Soares da Costa, Fernando Valente and Fernando Lapa.

She has participated in operas such as “The Magic Flute”, by Mozart; “Irene”, by Alfred Keil; “The Merry Widow” by Franz Léhar and “Ahmal and the night visitors” by Menotti. She was Sylviane in the opera “The Merry Widow” by Franz Léhar, and Sam – the little chimney sweep – in the opera “The Little Chimney Sweep” by Benjamin Britten.

She was a member of the Contemporary Vocal Music Group under the guidance of Maestro Mário Mateus, with whom she participated in the XIV, XV and XVI International Music Festival of Gaia, where, among others, she performed “Sonnengesang – The canticle of the sun”, by Sofia Gubaidulina, “Adagio” by S. Barber, “Jephte” by Carissimi, “Stabat Mater” and “Magnificat” by Arvö Part.

He has worked with the conductors Mário Mateus, António Saiote, Artur Pinho, Cesário Costa, Adam Klocek, among others.

He regularly participates in MasterClasses with Brian Gill, Laura Sartti, Enza Ferrari, among others.

She concluded the 5th degree of Transversal Flute under the orientation of Prof. Carla Cabral.

She also has a degree in Management from the Portuguese Catholic University in Porto.