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Mindfulness takeaways from Cyprus

This year’s Summer ‘Forum’ for teachers in Cyprus has been another success!

10 Jul 2019
Written by Adam Scott
Education News
I did warn my team at Pearson that despite slow registration uptake, Cyprus' dedicated teachers would show up on the day of the event. How I do enjoy a good 'I told you so!’ - but what I should actually say is… thank you very much to all schools in Cyprus for your participation and enthusiasm. 

Indeed, the hot topic of mindfulness in schools and Ashley Lodge, our own mindfulness guru, kept a packed room of 50 teachers and school leaders completely engaged for the whole morning last Thursday 27th June in Cyprus.  

“The workshop was succinct, practical, easy to follow and thoroughly enjoyable”, “Very effective and clearly explained”, “It was a fantastic presentation”, “Ashley was a great speaker - interesting and eloquent”, “Well-timed at the end of a busy academic year - highly relevant, thank you” 

During the two one-hour presentations Ashley shared his honest and personal account of what drew him into mindfulness, through explanations of what it is and how it can benefit schools, to the very practical tools and exercises he helped us understand how to be more mindful during our working days. 

I was glad to see that after the session finished, no-one was in a hurry to leave; as if in a book signing event, the queue of people wanting to talk with Ashley afterwards just proved how he is a first class presenter!

If you are interested in further mindfulness workshops, or other possible courses for your school, please contact us.

Thank you again to all attendees for your time, I knew I could count on you…(even with the last minute confirmations). Be sure to keep me informed of your success in implementing mindfulness at school. 

Enjoy your well deserved summer break!

About the author

Adam Scott is a Regional Development Manager in Pearson, covering the areas of Cyprus, Greece & Malta.


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