The My Peaceful Universe Mindfulness Program for Primary Schools provides easy online access to evidence based mindfulness and meditation resources that are remarkably beneficial for parents, practitioners, teachers and kids.
Materials and resources are curated in a 1 year program for the school year making it easy for busy carers, teachers and practitioners to carve out time and participate with students at home, within a classroom setting or, 1 on 1 within a practice or clinic.
"I personally believe that within a very short period of time a fun and engaging mindfulness and meditation program offering a complete experience for practitioners, teachers and students has the potential to create lasting change within Australia and around the globe" - Isabelle Mary Fitzgerald
Mental health issues with kids are on the rise.
As we speak depression rates are on the increase, suicide rates are going up and kids are starting to suffer from anxiety and depression at a younger and younger age. Just a few decades ago the average onset age of depression was 29.5 years old. Today it is almost exactly half that: 14.5 years old.
50 per cent of mental health conditions now emerges between the age of 4 and 14. Source: Beyond Blue Read More
Students easily grasp Mindfulness.
Studies in both medicine and neuroscience are shows a child's mental health and emotional well-being improves with mindfulness practise. Supporting and enhancing learning, emotional intelligence and social skills. Providing the best preparation for the stress and anxiety of high school, university and your adulthood.
“People who practise Mindfulness now have BETTER mental health than 70% of the population on average.” Dr Craig Hassad, Monash University
"I teach this because in my own life I had anxiety and also worried about certain things like dealing with difficult situations in my life. I wish I learned about mindfulness when I was younger." - Isabelle
Our Mindfulness Program focuses on the following key areas to improve each child's overall emotional well-being throughout the school year.
|Program 1||Program 2|
|What Is Mindfulness||Mindful Seeing|
|Mindful Breathe Is A Superpower||Mindful Listening|
|Present Moment Awareness||Mindfulness of Touch|
|Mindfulness and the Brain||Mindful Tasting|
|Mindfulness For Our Physical Body||Mindfulness of Thoughts|
|Mindful Motions||Monkey Mind|
|Anchor Breathing||Distraction, What Is It?|
|Program 3||Program 4|
|Mindfulness of Emotion||Commas And Mindfulness|
|Heartfulness and Kindness||Embracing Me|
|Difficult Emotions||Roses and Thorns|
|Gratitude, Why Is It So Important||Why It's Important To Be Kind|
|Connecting With Our Positive Qualities||Setting Positive Intentions|
|Mindful Relationships||Connecting With Spaces Around US|
|Mindful Communication||Becoming Mindful Of Nature|
|Bullying Is Not Ok||Mindful Curiosity About The World|
*Lesson are designed to be flexible and easy to implement within a classroom setting or, in a more personal setting 1 on 1 within a practice or clinic. This is by no means a one size fits all program, what we have created is user-friendly and we would like to emphasize is that there is no one way to teach mindfulness. What is important, is we draw from our personal experiences, explore, and share our deepening practice of Mindfulness with colleagues and parents, and encourage children to practise their mindfulness and meditations with family and friends at home.
Easy to Implement.
Our online portal provides easy online access to our evidence based early intervention mindfulness program. Included are teaching tips to improve teaching effectiveness and and letters for parents to encourage students and families to continue to practise their mindfulness and meditation at home.
Fun and engaging for teachers and kids
We don't want teachers and children losing interest in Mindfulness. This is why we encourage a pedagogical approach where every teacher develops their own way of teaching the resources. We believe we set the right tone in which to communicate mindfulness and meditation to children and our approach has a unique playfulness to it which can easily be defined by the creative ways teachers teach their own students.
Tested in class environments since 2017
Teach with confidence knowing our Mindfulness and Meditation Program has been tested in class environments, before, during and after school with kids aged between 6 - 12 years old.
"Essentially we LOVED your program and your expertise and depth of knowledge that comes with it. As you know it was very well received by our team and their students. As per our meeting at the end of Term 3, there is great enthusiasm to utilise your program again in 2019."
Our program can reduce stress in teachers.
It is not only our goal to see improvements in students mental health and, it is also our goal t o see improvements in our teacher wellbeing., self-care and teaching effectiveness creating a healthier and more positive teacher student relationship and school environment.
"Stressed teachers impact students stress levels through a contagion effect, and since students stress impacts learning, this can hurt the quality of education in the classroom. Students learn better in a climate that is more emotionally positive and less stressful, and past studies have shown a clear link between positive emotional classroom climates and academic achievement" - Jill Suthe, Greater Good Magazine
Start an online discussion with other teachers and practitioners utilising our program from around the globe. Share your experience, or ask for feedback from piers to improve results with your students.
Surveys and live updates.
Our results driven surveys found and the start of the program are a helpful way to monitor improvements in the overall emotional wellbeing of both teachers and students. The surveys also provide a way to assess the effectiveness of the program, so that we can continue to improve the resources available.
The MY PEACEFUL UNIVERSE mission is to create fun and engaging mindfulness and meditation programs that help teenagers, parents, teachers and kids better manage their own emotional wellbeing and mental health leading to a happier state of mind and more fulfilling life.
"I truly believe the benefits of mindfulness and meditation can no longer be ignored and a mindfulness and meditation program such as this should be accessed by every carer, teacher and practitioner for the long term health of our kids." Isabelle Mary Fitzgerald
Isabelle Mary Fitzgerald