Mental Stillness Learning Project for Primary Schools, High Schools, Teachers in association with the Meditation Research Programme, Sydney University

MRP – The Meditation Research Programme is a research initiative of the Discipline of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School

Mental Stillness is a non-commercial initiative aimed at providing evidence-based resources to teachers and their students. As the name implies, the modules teach skills that facilitate the mental silence experience.

Systematic and rigorous scientific studies have demonstrated specific effects of the mental stillness experience and its benefits for physical and psychological health. Field studies in schools have further demonstrated that the techniques are suitable to the school and classroom environment and that children enjoy the experience. Currently, the evidence indicates that regular instruction leads to significant reduction in mental health risk and improvements in social skills.

We invite you to participate in the multimedia version of this training initiative. Your involvement will help us to determine the acceptability and usefulness of this new development and will enable us to fine tune the content to maximize the benefit for young people.

NB.  Although participation is free we request that you assist us by providing relevant feedback.  Feedback is used anonymously to help us to improve the quality of these pilot programme modules.