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Languages understood:

Dutch, English

With which level of education are you involved?

Primary education

What discipline do you teach (mainly)?

Sofrologie

Does your school, college or faculty teach for a specific discipline or is the education more general?

General education (e.g. primary or secondary school)

Are you yourself working with pupils/students or are you otherwise involved in education, (e.g. educational policy)?

(mainly) teaching pupils/students

What kind of organisational relation do you have with your educational work?

(mainly) professional / important source of income.

How many years is it since you first started your efforts to integrate mindfulness into your educational work?

4

On average, what age are the pupils/students with who you are working?

8 - 9 yrs.

Can you describe briefly what you are doing with your pupils/students to integrate mindfulness in your educational work?

I give mindfulness lessons to children from 7-12 years. Kiddyminds developed a kids program. If you are interested about learning this program look at: www.kiddyminds.be.

What is it that would be most helpful to you to (further) improve your work with integrating mindfulness in your educational work, besides deepening your own practice?

Exchange experiences, problems...

Have you noticed or heard of any changes in the behaviour of your pupils/students?

Yes

What is the nature of the changes you have noticed in the behaviour of your pupils/students?

Changes in: Some students are more peaceful. Others learned to cope with stress. Most of them developed more selfesteem....

What is the base of the mindfulness practise you are using in your educational work?

Buddhist based.