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01 Nov 2016

2 Day Teacher Training – BiBo

biboStrategy of intervention
BiBo is an an emotional and social skills mindfulness based school programme with a mission to support the development of positive mental habits for young teens (and the program can be adapted for older age groups). BiBo is the first Irish developed life skills programme combining evidence based applied positive psychology and innovative and effective teaching methods to support students. It is designed to fit into schools timetable.

Learning objectives
The programme aims to equip young teens with core life skills to manage themselves and to help others cope with adversity in life. The emphasis lies on creatively helping students to understand the value of emotional self-regulation, finding one’s own strengths, developing compassion, encouraging optimism, safety, creativity and courage for the future. Students completing the BiBo programme are provided with knowledge, skills and attitudes to become “Positivity Ambassadors” and to inspire the necessary changes for a more inclusive society as future compassionate leaders.

BiBo Life skills Training : Positive mental habits for young teens
An innovative social and emotional mindfulness based skills programme
Two day Teacher Training at Mental Health Ireland, Glasthule, Co Dublin
On the 20th (2 – 6 pm) and 21st (9:30 – 4:30 pm) of January 2017
Cost : 200 Euro
For an application form please email: martina@sustainablevalues.org  

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Methodology
BiBo can be run in schools working with 6th classes in primary schools and 1st and 2nd years in secondary schools. BiBo can also be run in youth clubs or as an after school activity. The programme consists of 12 workshops with each tailored for one (school) lesson per week of around 40 minutes (if necessary fitting within the SPHE or RE curriculum slot).

Teacher Training
The teacher training is aimed at both primary and secondary school teachers as well as youth group leaders who already have an established mindfulness practice and ideally have completed a standard 8 week Mindfulness based programme. The training is conducted over 2 consecutive days and comprises concepts of applied positive psychology, detailed explanations of the BiBo quality framework, the teaching methodology and workshop content.

BiBo Teacher Training pre-requisites
We are seeking teachers with an on-going commitment to a regular meditation practice plus the following:

Completion of an 8 week mindfulness course with a suitably qualified teacher including:
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Mindful Self Compassion (MSC)

Exceptions may be made for applicants who have a long standing mindfulness practice and formal training within an established meditation tradition including:
Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Tradition
Vipassana
Shamatha
Insight Meditation

Please contact martina@sustainablevalues.org for more information

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