The Sanctuary is now offering a training course for those who work with young people to enable them to deliver our Mindful Warrior Programme in their own school or centre.
What is the Mindful Warrior?
The Warrior Programme is a teacher trainer programme that draws on the various traditions of culture and the arts, helping young people to end up as gentle warriors. It is built around an initiation framework linked to adolescent psychological development that includes:
- Mindfulness and movement practices
- Insights from psychology of adolescent development
- Ways to experience moments of reflective stillness
- Traditional wisdom embodied in the ‘gentle warrior’ figure
- Use of creative imagination
What are the benefits?
Inclusion of the Mindful Warrior Programme in the classroom helps to transform young people’s behaviour and helps them to develop self-awareness and the resilience needed to deal with challenges and disappointments in life.
Who is the Mindful Warrior programme for?
It best serves the needs of a cohort of young people who require an alternative, experiential-led approach to their development and is particularly suited to young people from 6th class to 2nd year, who are finding the journey to maturity and social integration challenging.
Will I get resources I can use in the classroom?
Yes, you will be supplied with handouts and lesson plans, we also offer follow up reconnection days so that we can help you continue your practise.
Are there prerequisites to join this course?
Applicants to the facilitator training course should have undertaken some prior mindfulness training, and have established a regular mindfulness practice.
Prerequisites to the course include:
Ideally, completion of an 8 – week mindfulness course such as MBSR / MBCT / MBLC/ MBCL / Breathworks/ .b Foundations or the Art of Stillness in the Classroom.
Ideally, at least 6 months of a minimum of 20 minutes of mindfulness practice per day (such as sitting or body scan practices). Exceptions to the qualification prerequisites outlined above may be made for applicants who have a long-standing mindfulness practice in other contexts (eg. Vipassana / Shamatha / Insight Meditation or WCCM / Centering Prayer).
“Being honest about our struggles our fears and our hopes is the best gift we can pass on to others.”Sister Stan
When does the Mindful Warrior take place?
The 2019 programme dates:
Spring Session -4th/5th of May, 1st/2nd of June and then the 29th and 30th of June.
July Session – 15th – 19th July
August Session -12th-16th of August
Autumn Session -28th/29th of September, 2nd/3rd of November and then the 30th November/1st of December.
The courses are held in the Sanctuary, Dublin 7 (see Google Map Location below)
How much does it cost?
The course costs €650 in total
For further information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01 670 5419