The Mindful Warrior Programme

The Mindful Warrior Programme is one of the core mindfulness-based programmes developed for young people at the Sanctuary and is built around an initiation framework linked to adolescent psychological development. This programme was developed to best serve the needs of a cohort of young people who require an alternative, experiential-led approach to their development. It is particularly suited to young people from 6th class to 2nd year, who are finding the journey to maturity and social integration challenging.

Warrior links into many aspects of the school curriculum and youth development programmes:

  • Emotional self-regulation
  • Cultivation of resilience
  • Growth in self-esteem

Over 10 weeks, the programme encourages a group of young people to understand the concept of the Mindful Warrior and to explore how they can integrate the Warrior Journey into their every- day life and relationships. It encourages young people to find, build and experience a place of Sanctuary within and around themselves.


Please note that our next Warrior training programme is scheduled for Monday, 15th to Friday, 19th August . If you would like to be added to the Warrior mailing list then please contact

For more information on having the Warrior Programme delivered in your school by one of our facilitators, please email

“It’s helped me, it’s changed me, because like even in 1st year I was getting into trouble all the time, I was getting notes home from school, I haven’t been getting notes, I haven’t got any notes for the past couple of weeks… it calms you down, it makes you realise what you’re doing….the present, or something, it’s called, ‘living in the present’”

“I just really liked it, like it’s so relaxing, it’s like not what I expected, it’s better than what I expected, you know, it was good experience”

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