What do young people say…..
“My focus has improved a lot. I am getting more achieved in my lessons, I feel happier and feel more positive and confident about my exams. I am pleasantly surprised that I have come this far in just six sessions”. Oscar B
“I am calmer and my confidence in class has definitely improved. Before I started doing mindfulness, I thought it was a bit silly, but now I know that it really is really helping me. I would recommend AM because I already see the benefits and I’ve only been coming a few weeks”. Mollie D
“I think the Amazing Minds programme is really good. I feel proud of myself for the changes I'm already seeing”. Cerys M
“When I first got introduced, I wasn’t really sure. One of my teachers thought it would have a good impact on me, so I decided to do it. In the beginning, I didn’t really think it would do anything, so it surprised me because it has had an impact on my mindset, my way of thinking, and my proactiveness. If I hadn’t done it, I would be in the same position I was in before doing it. I would definitely recommend this programme, especially to Year 11s. I found it very helpful this year, as I need to focus before doing my GCSEs and now, I know how to deal with stress. Also, in the past, I used to have trouble sleeping and mindfulness has really helped me with that”. Darcy G
"It is a good and useful course, even if you might not need it at the time (that you do it), as it gives you the opportunity to have something to help you. It has helped me to be calmer, more rational, and more aware of what I'm doing and how I'm feeling". Kerrie B
“Amazing minds wasn't something I thought about doing but when I did the program it helped me find ways to cope with different situations as well as the many different mindfulness techniques helped and if you have a chance to do the Amazing Minds programme then do so”. Rachel T
“I don't have anything profound to say but it's surprised me how well this has worked but I didn't realise it was going to be so effective”. Ava C
*all students names have been changed to ensure anonymity of all the young people that kindly gave us feedback.
What Amazing Minds Coaches say…
“Having been a member of support staff for many years, I never thought I would work directly with students - the Amazing Minds programme has allowed me to do that. As an Amazing Minds Coach, it is so wonderful to see students building a new relationship with themselves - building on their confidence and resilience to manage difficulty. I have seen so many changes such as improvements in sleep, confidence, self-esteem, self-worth etc.
Although all the mindset work is undertaken by the students, it makes you really proud to be part of their journey. Witnessing the moments when they are proud of themselves is a priceless reward! Would I recommend the AM training? Absolutely, one of the best things I've done.”
Mary - Kent
"Doing the mindfulness training helped me to develop my own self-care practice and also positively impacted on my own self-awareness. The experiential learning was fun. I enjoyed learning from my peers in supervision and on the initial training. It was good being online so I could fit times easily around my work schedule, it also built my confidence using this program online. The comprehensive handbook was a useful reference point when I started working with my first few students.
I would recommend this training as it can help young people learn to look after themselves and be a kinder person. The young person will benefit from being more focused and calmer. You will also benefit from watching how mindfulness really helps to support young people and as the Amazing Minds Coach, you also benefit from the different mindfulness practises as you support the young person.
My golden gems delivering this course were hearing a young person say their family had noticed positive changes by session three! It was a magical moment working with one student when they shared their anthem song and I decided to adopt this as my own special anthem song! Finally, seeing how a student with neurodiversity was able to complete the six sessions was a real gift."
Sonia – Kent
"The Amazing Minds training is well-designed and rich in content, combining an understanding of adolescents' and young adults' brain development with mental health and mindfulness. Taking part in the training has allowed me to experience first-hand the incredible benefits of the programme, while also thoroughly preparing me to work with young people. So far, the results I have achieved have been astounding and extremely rewarding. It has been such a joy to witness the growth journey of the young people, while also being an active participant in it. Each teenager I have worked with has made significant positive changes, moving in their desired direction in life. I highly recommend the Amazing Minds training to anyone wishing to make an impact on young people and to be changed by it themselves. Jo Price is a caring and passionate person who has supported me throughout the journey through her presence and positivity."
Asia - London
“Becoming an Amazing Minds Coach has quite honestly changed my life. Completing the mindfulness course has given me tools to calm my own mind and thoughts, I have learned how to live more in the present moment and be more grateful. All this learning has enabled me, as a person, to live a happier balanced life. I now have a great daily mindfulness routine and so do my family.
Undertaking the Amazing Minds course was enjoyable, informative, educational and ultimately inspirational. I always looked forward to the next session. Once I finished the course I couldn't wait to get started with the young people.
Being an Amazing Minds Coach is one of the highlights of my job working in a school. Personally, the results I have had so far have been mind-blowing with every student massively improving their mindset goals.
The Amazing Minds course is an absolute must, every child can benefit from learning how the brain works and how to practise mindfulness.”
Charlotte – Kent
*all the Amazing Minds Coaches names and locations are real and honest accounts of their experiences