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MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION. OUTDOOR AND RELAXING EDUCATION (MMORE)

COURSE INFORMATION

MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION: OUTDOOR AND RELAXING EDUCATION. (MMORE in advance) course is aimed for teachers and school staff from pre-school level to primary, secondary, vocational, adult and special needs education, staff of non-government organizations, government and policy makers and company staff. The course is focused on dynamic and practical contents of Mindfulness, Meditation and Yoga topics. MMORE course will introduce in the technique of Mindfulness and the practice of Meditation. Besides, you’ll receive some indications and different sessions of Yoga, so you can get the peace of mind you’re looking for. Non-native English trainers expecting participants to have at least B1 level of English proficiency.

Participants will increase their efficiency and effectiveness in productive performance within the workplace and personally, through learning the technique of Meditation. Applied correctly in the school environment, Meditation technique will allow us to achieve greater SOCIAL EQUALITY, AVOID AND PREVENT CONFLICTS and achieve a better resolution of these. Its use will involve directing learning towards greater CREATIVITY, which will improve educational INNOVATION and achieve better EMPLOYABILITY for students as well. On the other hand, it will create a BETTER ENVIRONMENT in the school, having a positive impact on the whole school community, increasing their MOTIVATION towards studies and improving the abilities of the students.

 

The technique of meditation has a very positive impact in intellectual activity and, on the other hand, in a development of personality, intelligence, SELF-CONFIDENCE, greater tolerance and control in the face of stress situations, and in an increase in personal satisfaction and self-esteem. Besides, Yoga sessions are running during the week of the course and will have very importance in the knowledge of relaxing education.

METHODOLOGY

MMORE course is based on basic theoretical part and fundamentally a practical part where to carry out and deepen on what is explained. During the whole week, MMORE will focus to work in three main fields of action: self-awareness and emotions management, empathy and values in school relations and achievement motivation. The course will focus as well in avoiding, thanks to a mentally clear and emotionally calm state, nowadays problems at school such as school violence and bullying, lack of values, lack of motivation and assertiveness, inability to set goals, frustation and emotional distress that affects mood, social behaviour and learning. A positive coexistence is basic in school, so each day of the course will work in that way, deepen in meditation and emotional education.

 

Yoga sessions are going to be run during some days of the week and they will have very importance in the knowledge of relaxing education. Thanks to these sessions, teachers will acquire new personal abbilities and they will get a new state of their mind, avoiding difficulties and problems and improving their personal state of mood.

 

Our experienced trainer will support and stimulate the networking and cooperation among participants. We organize networking and cultural activities in order to give participants the opportunity to exchange best-practices and establish professional cooperation and links. In these activities will take part not only participants of the course but also other participants from different courses attended by the company. The expected training activity has been structured so that the participants can transfer know-how and develop needed skills to create and manage a proposal with real success.

 

At the end of the course, there is an evaluation where participants can assess the course. The course will provide the participants an attendance certificate including the detailed information about the course, e.g. title, programme and schedule. In addition, a Europass Mobility Certificate can be added on request.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

The main target is to achieve psychological changes, a positive and integrating behavior on the basis of an integral personal development obtained by learning and mastering a technique of stress elimination based on correct meditation in teachers and pupils. In fact, through meditation techniques and practices, MMORE course will get, via teachers:

 

-          Reduce the lack of motivation of students.

-          Reduce the number of students with emotional distress.

-          Promoting teachers working on emotions management, empathy and values in school relations and achievement motivation.

-          To promote in students a self-aware, balanced, stronger person who is able to set goals while respecting others.

-          To deal with discrimination, bullying and violence prevention.

 

Benefits in the Personal Environment:

−         To reduce labour and work stress.

−         To boost the emotional intelligence in the teachers and their pupils.

−         Self-control, respect and love, empathy, equity and care for others.

−         To increase self-esteem and creativity.

−         Adaptation and promote changes.

 

Benefits in the Organizational Scope:

−         To create a good environment in the school and develop social, civic, intercultural, critical thinking and emotional competence.

−         To promote peace, mediation, bullying prevention and integration though

−         To stimulate in a positive way diversity and reduce discrimination.

−         To promote social inclusión via better relationships between school communities.

−         To implement emotional education in the school to improve students emotional competence and behavioural skills.

−         To improve communication quality and work as a team.

−         Improvement of the ability to resolve conflicts and decision making.

−         New educational methodologies and improvement of academic results.

DAILY PROGRAMME

It exists a standard indicative daily programme. However, the course can be personalized each week based on participants' needs and professional profiles.

 

The course’s trainers usually welcome participants on Sunday afternoon and give them all the course material. The main training activities, instruction and practices will take place from Monday to Friday. On another note, participants will be involved in cultural activities held by PMS ERASMUS PLUS during afternoon time, most likely on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. Moreover, on Thursday morning all participants will be able to explain their own school and KA1 project to the rest of participants and work all together to set up future eTwinnings or even KA2 projects. After that, all of them will have the possibility to enjoy an optional activity to deepen in the searching of new partners, enjoying a great day full of motivating and funny activities. Finally, there will be a course’ roundup and a final evaluation on Saturday morning and the delivery of the certificates of attendance.

 

Some of the topics to develop during the sessions of the course:

- What Mindfulness is: be here and now – on purpose – no judges.

- The triangle of attention: thoughts – physical sensations – emotional reactions.

- Benefits of meditation: reducing stress.

- Six tips for successful meditation.

- Mindfulness eating.

- The 8 attitudes of Mindfulness.

- The power of music, vibration and sounds.

- Mindful walking.

- What stress is and how to deal with it. STOP technique.

- Cognitive distorssion and attitude.

- Assertive communication.

- Thoughts pattern. R.A.I.N. technique.

- Settling the mind.

- Emotions: recognizing each other – The story of Hope – Heal.

- The five stages of meditation.

- Mindfulness exercises for you daily life.

- Storytellings and educational activities.

 

Mediations and Yoga sessions are running daily during the week of the course and will have very importance in the knowledge of relaxing education. Teachers will be able to transmit those topics not only in a theorical way but also with practical lessons to be able to export with their students.

Moreover, some of the activities to run during the sessions of the course can be:

- Cultural activity: discovering the city and its cultural heritage.

- Sports or relaxing activity in order to stay together and create a team. Free activity included in course fee.

- Networking activity: Presentation of your own school and your KA1 PROJECT: 5W's. WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY with all participants from the course and other structured courses of the company. 

- Networking activity:  Guided session to find your best partner for a future JOB SHADOWING and/or KA229 PROJECT.

- Optional cultural package: it depends of the city where the course is running, PMS ERASMUS PLUS will offer an optional package just to encourage networking and to know much more about cultural and historical from the country where you stay.

- Optional lunch or dinner, it depends of the chosen venue. Networking activity to deepen the relationship between all participants.

MMORE sessions:

MMORE course will attend editions during 2021, 2022 and 2023 in following dates:

 

2021:

SPAIN – ALICANTE:

  • From Sunday 10th October to Saturday 16th. CONFIRMED!

  • From Sunday 12th December to Saturday 18th.

ICELAND – REYKJAVÍK:

  • From Sunday 17th October to Saturday 23rd. CONFIRMED!

FRANCE – LA RÉUNION:

  • From Sunday 24th October to Saturday 30th. CONFIRMED!

FINLAND – ROVANIEMI:

  • From Sunday 5th December to Saturday 11th December. CONFIRMED!

 

2022:

FRANCE – AVORIAZ, MONT-BLANC:

  • From Sunday 2nd January to Saturday 8th.

ICELAND – REYKJAVÍK:

  • From Sunday 13th February to Saturday 19th. CONFIRMED!

  • From Sunday 24th April to Saturday 30th. CONFIRMED!

  • From Sunday 17th July to Saturday 23rd. CONFIRMED!

  • From Sunday 24th July to Saturday 30th.

  • From Sunday 21st August to Saturday 27th.

  • From Sunday 16th October to Saturday 22nd.

SPAIN – ALICANTE:

  • From Sunday 20th February to Saturday 26th.

  • From Sunday 10th April to Saturday 16th.

  • From Sunday 3rd July to Saturday 9th.

  • From Sunday 7th August to Saturday 13th.

  • From Sunday 9th October to Saturday 15th.

  • From Sunday 30th October to Saturday 5th November.

  • From Sunday 11th December to Saturday 17th.

FINLAND – HELSINKI:

  • From Sunday 27th February to Saturday 5th March.

FRANCE – MARTINIQUE:

  • From Sunday 17th April to Saturday 23rd. CONFIRMED!

PORTUGAL – LISBOA:

  • From Sunday 22nd May to Saturday 28th .

FRANCE – PARIS:

  • From Sunday 5th June to Saturday 11th.

FRANCE – LA RÉUNION:

  • From Sunday 14th August to Saturday 20th.

SPAIN – CANARY ISLANDS (TENERIFE):

  • From Sunday 28th August to Saturday 3rd September.

IRELAND – DUBLIN:

  • From Sunday 31st July to Saturday 6th August.

  • From Sunday 23rd October to Saturday 29th.

FINLAND – ROVANIEMI:

  • From Sunday 4th December to Saturday 10th December.

 

2023:

FRANCE – AVORIAZ, MONT-BLANC:

  • From Sunday 1st January to Saturday 7th.

FRANCE – MARTINIQUE:

  • From Sunday 15th January to Saturday 21st.

ICELAND – REYKJAVÍK:

  • From Sunday 12th February to Saturday 18th.

  • From Sunday 23rd April to Saturday 29th.

  • From Sunday 16th July to Saturday 22nd.

  • From Sunday 23rd July to Saturday 29th.

  • From Sunday 20th August to Saturday 26th.

  • From Sunday 15th October to Saturday 21st.

SPAIN – ALICANTE:

  • From Sunday 19th February to Saturday 25th.

  • From Sunday 2nd April to Saturday 8th.

  • From Sunday 2nd July to Saturday 8th.

  • From Sunday 6th August to Saturday 12th.

  • From Sunday 8th October to Saturday 14th.

  • From Sunday 29th October to Saturday 4th November.

  • From Sunday 10th December to Saturday 16th.

FINLAND – HELSINKI:

  • From Sunday 26th February to Saturday 4th March.

IRELAND – DUBLIN:

  • From Sunday 30th July to Saturday 5th August.

  • From Sunday 22nd October to Saturday 28th.

ITALY – FIRENZE:

  • From Sunday 9th April to Saturday 15th.

SPAIN – CANARY ISLANDS (TENERIFE):

  • From Sunday 27th August to Saturday 2nd September.

COST AND ERASMUS + FUNDING

The cost of the seven day course is 490€, including course fee, certification and support fee, cultural and sport activities in the city. You will also receive a certificate of attendance. The cost includes arrival on Sunday and departure on Saturday. The company offers an Optional cultural package to deepen in relationship between all participants.


MMORE training course is tailored to be fully funded by Erasmus + to teachers, trainers, headmasters and any other staff of education organizations. Furthermore trainers can help in Key Action 1 Application to ensure that participants can get the grant and could be eligible to receive an Erasmus + grant that cover all the costs of the course.

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COMMENTS FROM

SCHOOL EDUCATION GATEWAY

I strongly recommend this course to anyone who wants to mix learning new interesting things to use in class, in a relaxed atmosphere with exploring Spanish culture and civilization. The trainers of the course are real professionals, very generous with their knowledge.

Elena- Simona Dobrincu - July 2019 Alicante