Mindfulness for NQTs: Move

by Alison Laycock


Move your body as much as you can as it is so easy to get stuck in a position where we hold ourselves whilst teaching and then also when we are marking and planning. So, move your body as much as you can. Movement will always help as exercise can lift the mood and just ease any tensions you have and are holding in your body and mind.


You can choose a mindful practice to do as mindfulness isn’t just practiced through sitting down and remaining in one position. A Mindful walk is another option as that is great for noticing your environment and also your body. Or why not choose a selection of movements which suit you and your body so that you can continue to do them wherever you are.


Move to bring yourself out of your head and into your body. You will be so pleased you do.


Every day throughout August, these tips will be shared across social media so I’m including my links here. Throughout August, I’m offering meditation/ mindfulness sessions for NQTS/teachers and school staff on 4th, 11th, 18th and 20th August at 7-7.45pm via ZOOM. If interested, please email Alison at info@beingthebestyoucanbe.org


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I’m also offering 25% off all courses for NQTs who wish to develop their mindfulness and compassion skills and resources more. The courses on offer are the 8 week MBSR programme with sessions lasting 120 mins and there are also 6 week Mindfulness and Compassion courses which last 60 mins each session. If you prefer workshops rather than courses then these are also available and can be checked out and booked via http://www.beingthebestyoucanbe.org


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