It is a great privilege to be part of the movement of spreading Mindfulness in schools. Mindfulness is an essential life skill which helps to build the resilience  essential for children of the 21st century.


What I offer to schools

I am trained in a Mindfulness curriculum called 'dot-be' which stands for Pause and Breathe. 'Dot-be' was devised by the Mindfulness in schools Project and it is at the heart of MYRIAD - the largest ever study into the impacts of mindfulness on adolescence. Click here to read more about MYRIAD. I deliver to students aged 11-18 yrs, as well as school staff. The 'dot be' for students is a 10 week programme designed to be delivered in the classroom,  whilst the 'dot be'  Foundations is a 8 week programme aimed at staff which mirrors some of the content of the student curriculum, helping to develop a shared language in the school. I also work one to one with pupils with difficulties, ranging from anxiety, learning difficulties to Aspergers and Autism. I can help senior management with strategies to introduce Mindfulness gradually and make it sustainable.  Click here to read more about my work in schools. 

We have been hugely impressed with Marylouise’s work with our students on the .b course. She engages well with our students and has an acute awareness of the pastoral side of teaching too – often noticing group dynamics and playing to the students’ needs as a result. She has also been flexible in her delivery when the coordination and logistics of our lessons have tried to thwart us (!), and I know the students have really appreciated the time, effort and enthusiasm she puts into these lessons.
— Harriet Hunt, Head of PSHE , Kingston Grammar School
Mary Louise came to run the first ever pilot in Mindfulness at St Pauls School for Boys between September and December 2016. We could not have wished for a better person to help introduce mindfulness to St Paul’s; MaryLouise is knowledgeable, extremely reliable and really understands young people and their issues. This pilot will help us shape our longer term strategy for mental health and well-being at St Paul’s. 
— Sam Madden -Head of Mental Health and Wellbeing St Pauls School for Boys