De plus en plus d’écoles mettent en place la pratique de la méditation dans les classes auprès de leurs élèves.

Vous pourrez lire ci-dessous un nouvel article qui le prouve.

A Bailly, au lycée International Montessori, chaque jour, les élèves de primaire ont un temps de méditation en début de demi-journée et une fois par semaine ce temps est suivi d’exercices de sophrologie et de discussions philosophiques sur des thèmes différents chaque semaine.

Il est très intéressant de constater comme les enfants sont en demande de ces moments de méditation et comme ils sont calmes et se concentrent mieux après.

Ce sont d’ailleurs qui les organise après avoir reçu les conseils et la pratique auprès de notre intervenant, Philippe Négaret. Un enfant prend le bol, regarde que tous ses camarades sont bien installés sur la ligne de notre cercle, puis fait tinter le bol. Tous les enfants se mettent à respirer tranquillement, et quelques minutes plus tard, le même enfant fait tinter à nouveau le bol, signe de la fin de leur méditation.

Toutes les écoles devraient permettre cela aux enfants. A la maison également, ce serait très utile. Philippe Négaret propose une formation d’une journée vous permettant de pouvoir mettre en place facilement des techniques de méditation, des exercices de sophrologie et des discussions philosophiques auprès des enfants à partir de 3/4 ans. La prochaine séance aura lieu le samedi 15 juin à l‘Ecole Montessori Esclaibes située à Paris 16ème. Cette formation est au tarif de 130 € pour toute la journée. Pour consulter le programme et avoir tous les renseignements vous pouvez cliquer sur ce lien. Il reste encore des places. Pour les adultes aussi, cela fait le plus grand bien !

Mindfulness And Meditation Will Now Be Part Of The Curriculum In 370 Schools In England

by: True Activist Posted on March 29, 2019

Most of the time, when children act out by kicking and screaming expletives, it is because they do not understand what they are going through, and cannot find a better way to release their feelings. When a child acts out, know that it is most likely because they are struggling to understand complex emotions that they are feeling for the first time in their lives. 

Schools in England have started to tackle this problem in a new way, and that is by teaching mindfulness and meditation in the classroom to improve the youth’s overall mental health. In 370 schools across the country, children will be taught how to meditate, techniques for muscle relaxation and breathing exercises for mindfulness. The secondary school students will also get a more hands-on education to learn about awareness and how to increase this in their everyday lives. This program is being done under the mental health study that the British government is running up until 2021.

Apart from the increasing number of young children that are showing signs of early onset depression and anxiety, NHS reports have also shown that 1 in 8 British children have mental disorders. Despite these facts, only 1 out of 5 children with mental issues are able to get access to treatment.  

England isn’t the only country that has added mindfulness as a subject among schools. In 2016, a school in Baltimore decided to replace detention for an area where the children could go to an practice some breathing and stretching exercises instead. This is a way to keep the students calmer in order to increase their focus within the classroom.

A student that was sent to the ‘mindful moment room’ for pushing and name-calling a fellow classmate describes it to CNN as: “I did some deep breathing, had a little snack, and I got myself together. Then I apologized to my class.”

The school believes this is an improved manner the problem, rather than punishing and embarrassing the child in front of their peers, which was probably the cause of the problem from the very beginning. 

Teaching children how to deal with emotions will most likely be very foreign and uncomfortable, but it will reap the benefits in the end. The goal is to have the children master the habit of clearing their mind from stress and anxiety, and being present and more focused in class. 

Do you think all schools should teach mindfulness and meditation? 

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Publié par :Sylvie d'Esclaibes

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