Yoga & mindfulness for SEMH schools and Pupil referral units
Because Yoga works on so many different levels, it has great potential as an effective therapy for conditions such as anxiety, depression, trauma, behavioural challenges, and other social, emotional and mental health issues. By stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, increasing brain GABA levels and down-regulating the sympathetic nervous system Yoga helps develop the ability to relax and self-soothe and improves mood as well as self-regulation, emotionally, mentally and physically. Mindfulness has been shown to change neural pathways and decrease the activity of the limbic system which is overactive in people suffering from anxiety and PTSD.
I usually work one-to-one with pupils in specialist settings, but where appropriate, small group sessions are also offered.
I also offer staff training in Yoga and Mindfulness for a Calm Classroom as well as Yoga, Deep Relaxation and/or Mindfulness for Staff.
Improved self-awareness, emotionally, mentally and physically
Improved emotional self-regulation and behaviour
Improved self-esteem and confidence
Reduced anxiety and tension
Reduced depression and fatigue
Reduced anger and improved anger management
Reduced stress and improved stress management
Enhanced focus, attention, concentration, comprehension and memory
Improved general study and exam results
Improved sense of well-being
Improved confidence and self-esteem
For research evidence supporting the above benefits, please click here.