MindOn happiness and well being programme

WHAT IS MINDON?

 

MindOn is a comprehensive, engaging Mindfulness and Social & Emotional Learning (SEL) program for children. It is based on principles of positive psychology and resilience. It is delivered via face to face and online workshops & activities for children, parents and teachers. The program is adapted to fit within the school curriculum.

 

The need

Schools in
changing times

The world is changing rapidly and these interconnected global changes are affecting the Indian society at every level. We are compelled to adapt to newer ways to think about our environment and ourselves, both as individuals and organizations.

Children today need to cope with

  • 1. High pressure for academic results and success
  • 2. New kinds of behavioral issues and problems
  • 3. Reduced motivation to study
  • 4. Inappropriate relationships – exploitative, peer pressure, bullying, aggression
  • 5. Limited ability of teachers to effect overall development of children due to the issues above

What is Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)?

The Five SEL Competency Clusters

  • 1. Self-Awareness: Recognizing & understanding one’s emotions and values as well as one’s strengths and challenges.
  • 2. Self-Management: Managing emotions and behaviors to achieve one’s goals.
  • 3. Social Awareness: Empathy – Understanding others around oneself, being able to view a situation from the perspective of another.
  • 4. Relationship Skills: Fostering positive relationships, working in teams, dealing effectively with conflict.
  • 5. Responsible Decision-Making: Making ethical, constructive choices about personal and social behavior.

Mindfulness: An approach to enhance SEL

Research suggests that Mindfulness is an effective approach to enhance SEL. Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally. Quite simply, Mindfulness is the art of bringing attention to our thoughts, feelings and actions as they arise from moment to moment. Mindful awareness helps children to develop concentration and self-awareness. It is proven by research that brain training involving Mindfulness practices can strengthen areas of the brain responsible for attention, emotional control and problem solving. In practice, these benefits can be obtained by regular brief sessions of structured Mindfulness practice 2 to 3 times a day.

Neuroscience

Curriculum

The MindOn happiness and well being program is well-structured yet adaptable at the same time. While there is flexibility in terms of how the content may be unpacked and delivered in line with varied school and classroom contexts, at the core of all our curriculum is a definite, scientific approach. This approach is guided by solid theory, empirical evidence and established principles of learning; all coming together to ensure content aimed to actualize each student’s learning potential.

The program has two components:

The Happiness Program

Based on Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning

  • 20 Lesson plans (25-30 mins each) for students
  • Daily Mindfulness practices at three transition points in a day (2 min each)
  • 2-5 mins(As the school day begins)
    2-5 mins(On returning from recess)
    2-5 mins(As the school day ends)
  • Workshops for Teachers and Parents
The Well Being Program

A mental health intervention

  • Assessment (Strengths and Difficulty Questionnaire) for the whole school
  • Need based group interventions for at-risk students
  • Workshops for Teachers and Parents

Sample topics include:

For Students

  • Introduction to SEL competencies
  • Emotional Awareness & Management
  • Maintaining healthy Connections
  • Getting Things Done – goal setting
  • Overcoming Challenges in Getting Things Done
  • Stress Management & Prevention

For Parents

  • Parenting with emotional intelligence
  • Positive Discipline
  • Parent Stress Management
  • Mindful living skills

For Teachers

  • Psychological health and
    behavior in school
  • Teaching with Emotional Intelligence
  • Parent Stress Management
  • Mindful living skills

Contact Us

Contact us

For more details, please contact us at:
tellmemore@mindon.in
You can also call us at:
0124 400 5000 / 0 8800 116695

We would be happy to provide you
more information.