Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training - Free Introduction Workshop(FEB)

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Join this introductory workshop to learn about the Mindfulness for Children Teacher Training Host: Angie Bucu, Teacher Trainer for AMT Asia

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Teaching mindfulness to children is a special and delightful experience filled with opportunities to guide them in developing inner awareness, attention and kindness. If you are interested in bringing mindfulness to the children and young people in your life, the Teacher Training course in the Method Eline Snel – Mindfulness Matters program may be of interest. Our next Teacher Training commences on March 19 & 20, 2022 in Hong Kong. For those who cannot join us in person in Hong Kong we are also offering the same Teacher Training online commencing on May 13th 2022 over two long weekends. If you are a therapist, counsellor or teacher living in Asia, Australia, NZ and even Europe, the online teacher training may be right for you.

Join us on February 7th (7pm HKT - GMT+8) for this free Introduction workshop where we will introduce the Mindfulness for Children courses, the teacher training program, conditions for participation, and what to expect for the certification process and beyond. Our session will be filled with information and experience with time for questions.

For more information about the Academy for Mindful Teaching and the Method Eline Snel courses visit our website: or contact

"Mindfulness is feeling the sun on your skin, feeling the salty tears rolling down your cheeks, feeling a ripple of frustration in your body, mindfulness is experiencing both joy and misery as and when they occur, without having to do something about it…” Eline Snel

Eline Snel is the author of the well-known and treasured mindfulness books for parents and children, “Sitting Still Like Frog”, “Sitting Still Like a Frog Activity Book” and “Breath Through This” - a mindfulness book for parents of Adolescents. Over a number of years and many pilot programs with children and teenagers, Eline also developed the highly regarded and much-loved Mindfulness Matters, a mindfulness course for children and teens. Mindfulness Matters is an 8-10-week mindfulness training course designed for children and teenagers. It can be delivered in schools, in after-school programs, in private practice, hospitals and clinics. The programs are designed and tailored to 4 different age groups and taught by teachers trained by the Academy for Mindful Teaching (AMT) Asia.

During the 6-day teacher training (to teach children 4-12 yo) you will explore and learn about each of the 8 lessons in depth. This is an experiential process and we ask participants to be ready to engage with the exercises, activities and meditations as a way of learning the essence of each lesson and the Method as a whole. You will have the opportunity to observe and participate in lessons demonstrated by the trainers and fellow participants. We will practice the art of inquiry, you will have guidance on introducing mindfulness to your training setting, whether it be a school, clinic or other setting, and we will offer guidance on the intake process. Each participant will receive 2 Trainer's Handbooks covering the ages 4-8 and 8-12 years, along with other downloadable resources to support you as you teach Mindfulness Matters to children.

Conditions for participation

- Completion of an eight-week MiE/MBSR/MBCT/MSC training by a certified trainer

- Work with children aged 4-12 in schools, private practice, healthcare, or after-school care.

Your trainer : Angie Bucu

Angie is the partner and teacher trainer in the Asia region for Academy of Mindful Teaching - Method Eline Snel, and a passionate mindfulness instructor for children, teenagers, and adults. She is an MBSR teacher, has a Master of Wellness, and has trained in MBSR, MBCT, CEB, children’s yoga, and ID. She has attended a number of long-term mindfulness retreats and organizes retreats for Hong Kong-based participants.

What some of our past participants have said:

“The course content is just so funny and cute and that is engaging to kids” Effie

"I enjoyed the course very much and find teaching mindfulness fruitful for my own growth as a practitioner.” Helen

“It's well thought out, would love to try it out on my clientele. I found that learning the importance and skills to cultivate acceptance and open awareness throughout the sessions very useful and was a reminder to allow the space to find my own voice.” Rachel

"It reminded me how important practice is to teach mindfulness” Eric

“The demonstration of the lessons and the opportunity to practice the exercises and lessons in small groups was really important as I might not know how to do some of these just by reading the words. The qualities of the trainer helped us learn this.” Joanne

“It is helpful to listen to the thoughts/feelings/opinions of others. This open discussion and working with the materials can be useful and thought-provoking, especially as we are all just beginning. The variety of ways to experience the material is great” Stephanie

"The teaching and sharing from the teachers was valuable . They are incredible role models for us, as teachers of children mindfulness courses. Really feel very grateful that I have met my lovely classmates ....and generous sharing of resources, experience and many many things.Let's work hard together for the wellbeing of the children." Priscilla

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