Learning and developing skills of happiness and well-being has a hugely positive impact on our productivity and our ability to live life to the full.
Furthermore, there is a growing body of scientific evidence regarding the benefits of happiness and well-being in relation to the performance of individuals and institutions. There is endless proof that learning to adopt positivity, developing inner resourcefulness and setting out to become caring individuals with a sense of responsibility towards others, helps us to be happy, successful and strong.
Our Well-being programme uses tutorial sessions, supported by an informative and motivational lecture series, to teach skills in happiness and well-being.
Benefits to students
- Learning to feel happy and proud of the person they are, adopting an approach of optimism and positive psychology.
- Holding clear and informed values, standing up for what they believe to be right and having the confidence to make sound judgements and decisions.
- Celebrating and developing their strengths rather than dwelling on their weaknesses.
- Showing a caring and giving attitude to others, having a sense of responsibility for the self-esteem and well-being of those around them.
- Understanding the importance of finding the time for stillness in their lives, developing quiet self-awareness and mindfulness in order that they can find a sense of peace and acceptance.
Dr Nick Baylis recently spoke to Sixth Formers about strategies to overcome fears and how to deal with challenging times.
Recently we launched the .b [dot-be], eight week Mindfulness In Schools programme, a course designed to focus attention on what is happening right now rather than being distracted by what has or might happen.
We also have a Well-being: Well-doing slot in the timetable where Sixth Formers can opt into activities designed to aid relaxation such as a visit to the coast.