Maria Kenneally, Mindfulness Coordinator for PEEI, shares mindfulness movement resources
Maria is a trained mindfulness meditation teacher and is an experienced mindfulness facilitator and has kindly shared the resources below.
Introduction To Mindfulness (1 minute)
Seated Mindfulness Meditation (8 minutes)
Mindful Movement (9 minutes).
Maria reminds us that 'Mindful movement is an alternative practice to sitting meditation and provides the opportunity to check in with the body and its needs. In this video you are invited to participate in some gentle stretches using the breath and body as an anchor to the present moment.'
A new publication from PEEI March 2021
David Byrne, TU Dublin Research Scholar is the principal author of an article, with Dr Colm McGuinness and Dr Aiden Carthy, that has been published with Irish Educational Studies and details a new scale to measure educators attitudes towards wellbeing promotion.
David states, "Educators’ positive attitudes toward health and wellbeing education are crucial to achieving whole-school implementation in terms of the promotion of student wellbeing. However, we currently have no test instrument that can quantify the attitudes of educators in this regard. The Attitudes Toward Wellbeing Promotion (ATWP) scale is designed to assess the degree to which educators are positively (or negatively!) disposed to the promotion of student wellbeing."
This article can be accessed here: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/5E589TMC5X2ZPMPDJ5YE/full?target=10.1080%2F03323315.2021.1899025&
Two PEEI students awarded scholarships November 2020
There is great cause for celebration as two of PEEI’s postgraduate students have been awarded TU Dublin Research Scholarships. This is an endorsement of the caliber of work being produced by PEEI researchers and in particular, is testament to the dedication of and ability of the two successful scholars, Angelo Simoes and David Byrne.
On receiving his scholarship, Angelo had this to say:
'It is with great honour that I accept this TU Dublin Research Scholarship award. This will help me continue my work with secondary school students, delivering an emotional intelligence program that teaches students about the ways we can connect and disconnect from emotions and the consequences of disconnecting from our core emotions and hence, from our authentic selves. Not only during the COVID-19 pandemic, but beyond, giving students the right tools can make the difference between surviving emotions and thriving on them.'