Mindfulness Through Film

Open from - 04 Oct 2021 2 hours 30 minutes

Mindfulness Through Film
Mindfulness Through Film

Number of modules

4 modules

Date available from

04 Oct 2021

Length

2 hours 30 minutes

Age Range

11–16

Language

English

Number of modules

4 modules

Date available from

04 Oct 2021

Length

2 hours 30 minutes

AGE RANGE

11–16

Language

English

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Course begins Monday 4 October 2021 

 

Designed for teachers and educators of secondary-aged students, Mindfulness Through Film explores how film watching and filmmaking can be used to introduce mindfulness principles and exercises.  

 

Created in partnership with the Mental Health Foundation, this course includes a variety of film-based strategies to enable you and your learners to confidently engage with mindfulness. Discover how film can help you tap into the mental health benefits of mindfulness, such as enhancing focus, promoting self-regulation, increasing resilience, and improving interpersonal skills. 

 

Along the way, we’ll give you practical advice on how to deliver these activities, and provide you with techniques to promote greater wellbeing. Throughout the course, you will be able to share learning experiences with fellow educators and have exclusive access to free downloadable lesson resources that will equip you with everything you need to get started with your students. 

 

By the end of the course, you will be able to: 

  • Present strategies to help students acknowledge their thoughts and feelings and learn to respond to them productively 
  • Use stills and highlights from films to support learners in managing their mental and emotional health  
  • Facilitate filmmaking in lessons to encourage creativity, promote personal expression and strengthen communication skills.   
  • Navigate how to take time out to care for your own mental wellbeing. 

 

This course also offers two free live webinars, with experts in mindfulness and filmmaking on hand to guide you through new activities, share their insights and answer your questions. The webinars will be held mid-way and after the course concludes with both being made available in a Welsh language option: 

 

Wednesday 3 November 2021 - Hidden in Plain Sight:  Going Deeper with Mindfulness Through Film

 

Tuesday 30 November 2021 - A Fresh Perspective: Making Mindful Filmmakers

 

If you are interested in attending a Welsh language option for these webinars, please email us at cardiff@intofilm.org by 15 October 2021.

 

“I think film is helpful to explore mental health because it gives young people the chance to do it in an objective way… they think about their own experiences but they don’t necessarily talk about their own experiences. They have the opportunity to discuss things from a third person kind of view.” 

- Educator, Into Film Moving Minds project

 

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  • PSHE Education
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Alexia Larkins - Training Manager

Alexia Larkins

Training Manager

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Chevonne James

Senior Learning Coordinator

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Robin McHugh

Programme Delivery Coordinator - London