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Courses & Workshops for Teens

Mindfulness for Teens:
School, Exams & Social Media

A new mindfulness club for teenagers in Standlake, Witney.

4-week starter course

Studies have proven that regular mindfulness practice actively changes the brain’s structure to be calmer and more resilient all on its own, actively reducing stress around exams.  

Mindfulness meditation is the skill of paying conscious attention to the present moment, often using the breath, without judgement and with kindness to ourselves. It teaches us the ability to accept and sit with difficult feelings in the same way that we can with happy ones. With regular practice over a number of weeks, our brain can learn that it is ok to be in the present moment, whether that moment is nice or unpleasant, without panicking about the impact on the next goalpost or exam.

Starting January 2019, a brand new 4-week club has been designed especially for teenagers experiencing stress at school and in exam terms. In a small, supportive and confidential group, we will learn some basic meditation techniques and build a set of habits for resilience and calm during school life, social media pressure and exams.

What’s involved?

Each session will include learning a practical meditation technique to practice, group chat exploring a different element of our relationship with stress, our thoughts and feelings, and a lovely relaxation session at the end.

Hot drinks and biscuits included every week.

The course covers:

Week 1: What are we missing? Automatic pilot & social media

Week 2: Checking in with now: Body scans and breathing

Week 3: What’s happening with your thoughts?

Week 4: Building an action plan for school and exams

DATES & LOCATIONS

START DATEDAY & TIMELOCATION
January 2019Mondays 8-9pm
for 4 weeks
Standlake Youth Hut
OX29 7SG
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February 2019Mondays 8-9pm
for 4 weeks
Standlake Youth Hut
OX29 7SG
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March 2019Mondays 8-9pm
for 4 weeks
Standlake Youth Hut
OX29 7SG
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May 2019Mondays 8-9pm
for 4 weeks
Standlake Youth Hut
OX29 7SG
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June 2019Mondays 8-9pm
for 4 weeks
Standlake Youth Hut
OX29 7SG
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July 2019
Mondays 8-9pm
for 4 weeks
Standlake Youth Hut
OX29 7SG
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August 2019
Summer Club
Mondays 8-9pm
for 4 weeks
Standlake Youth Hut
OX29 7SG
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Standlake Youth Hut (down the path opposite the school), Church End, Standlake, OX29 7SG

COST 

£65 which includes:

  • 4 x hour-long sessions in a small, safe group of maximum 6
  • All course materials, including a bank of guided meditations to take away
  • Support between sessions, including a private facilitated Whatsapp group
  • Development of a personal action plan for everyone
  • Hot drinks and biscuits each week
mindfulness stand lake witney teens
Fully DBS checked