Par 7: Sensory Poem

An activity that challenges students to be brave and to turn towards the difficult. It also helps them to start to understand and apply generosity in their group.

The Pleasures of Brecht

A BBC Radio Programme about Brecht’s beloved poem, this programme, or a section of it,  can be an useful impetus for learners to write their own poem and to share with the class in the way that is recommended in the activity Par 2: Sensory Poem.

Par 6: Muddy Water

An activity to introduce the Resilience pillar and leading to an Acceptance and Letting Be practice.

Par 5: Human Pinball

A dynamic activity to introduce the way the mind bounces between thoughts, emotions/feelings, body sensations, actions and impulses.

Pre 2: Mind is Like a Box

A presentation that introduces the ideas behind the first pillar of wellbeing – Outlook and a first practice to balance the pillar.

Pre 1: An Invitation

A Presentation Module that introduces the course to students and is recommended as a starting point.

Bessie’s Brain: Radio Play

Bessie’s Brain is a 30 minute Radio Play about a student suffering anxiety. A science teacher, Mr Wilson, explains to her some new findings about how the brain works. He introduces her to the four pillars of mental wellbeing and to practices that can help strengthen them.