Wellbeing Promotion Workshops for Primary Schools
My name is Lorraine McHugh and I am an accredited Creative Mindfulness Practitioner. I am passionate about the promotion of positive Mental Health and Wellbeing and creating opportunities to help children develop skills to look after their minds, bodies and emotions. I have been running private classes in the Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo area for the last 12 months. I have recently opened my calendar to schools and would love to introduce this to your school.
I completed my training with Louise Shanagher, Child Therapist, Psychology lecturer, Mindfulness teacher and Creative Mindfulness course developer. Louise has been working with Primary schools for many years and has worked very hard to create a wonderful curriculum which can be adapted to link with the Irish Primary Schools SPHE curriculum. The course is accredited by the International Mindfulness and Meditation Alliance (IMMA) and Continuing Professional Development standards(CPD).
The Creative Mindfulness workshops I offer schools are all taught in a secular way, outside any spiritual context, with all practices supported by scientific research. I work closely with the best practice guidance for Primary schools and all classes support the implementation of the Wellbeing Promotion Process with particular emphasis on the SPHE strands of “myself” and “myself and others”.
Over the past number of years, there has been more focus on the importance of providing suitable wellbeing programmes in schools, with the Dept. Of Education and Skills highlighting the wonderful opportunity schools are in to promote wellbeing and social and emotional learning. It is really believed that students flourish when there is a whole school approach.
There are many ways to introduce Creative Mindfulness into the school. I would love to have the opportunity to have a chat with you about the work I do and how I can introduce Creative Mindfulness into your school. We could schedule a suitable day for me to drop into the school to speak with you, alternatively a phonecall, if that was more suitable. In the meantime, the following are examples of how I love to introduce Creative Mindfulness holistically to benefit students, teachers and parents/guardians.
- The “Creative Mindfulness Kids Method” introduces Mindfulness to children in fun and creative ways. The method promotes positive mental health and wellbeing for children and is linked with the SPHE Curriculum (self, self and others). Children learn how to calm and relax their minds, to focus and pay attention, to understand and express their thoughts and feelings and cultivate kindness for themselves and others through creativity, art, crafts, stories, meditations, visualizations and discussion.
- The “Mindful Heart Curriculum” is made up of 10 complete lessons which can be adapted to teach children ages 4-12 years. The curriculum has been published by Outside the Box publishers and is currently being used in many schools in the country.
I am now taking bookings for October 2022 onwards. Get in touch to discuss your schools needs and budget.
Contact me, Lorraine McHugh on 0861033965