So - what is mindful writing?​​​​

Mindful writing essentially consists of three components: mindfulness, core writing skills and journalling. When these combine, the result is focused students: ready to reflect and write creatively, with greater depth, about topics that will enable them to nurture and develop a greater sense of self awareness, self-worth, self confidence and resilience.

A Journey Not a Destination


Neuroscience has demonstrated that neurons that "fire together, wire together". So, when children learn a skill, neural pathways are established and when practised regularily they are strengthened. The more those pathways are activated, the easier they are to access. Conversely, the less the pathways are activated, the more they wither and fade. Mindfulness can establish strong neural pathways and networks associated with focused attention: being alert, yet calm, and being compassionate. Through the mindful act of noticing, we can learn to respond rather than react. We come to see that there is a choice in how we choose to act, and as a consequence of this, which pathway we nurture and strengthen. In essence, through the practice of mindfulness children can learn the skills that best support their learning, whilst at the same time leaving behind those habits that undermine and sabotage their learning. Opposite you will see just how much learning the skill of mindfulness has helped Isabelle, and why I am so passionate about helping embed these skills into all childrens'lives.


Creative journeys are ignited and unfold in calm minds. This type of headspace can be difficult to find in a busy classroom. Our programme supports teachers to create the optimum learning climate, enabling pupils to think deeply about their writing choices, from selecting words, learning spellings, writing as a reader and editing and improving their work. Over time, pupils become self motivated and independently find this headspace.

Mindful reflective writing journaling

"Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, and they pass by themselves without wondering." St Augustine


Our programme encourages children to self - reflect and use this reflection to inspire some lovely, personal writing.




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