For the month of November, I offered an Introduction to Mental Fitness course at the Petridish on Stafford Street. The class ran for 1 hour, once a week both Thursday mornings and Monday nights.
The Thursday morning class was a great experience for me. In 3 weeks, I had 6 students. We covered brain health, neurotransmitters, mood research and completed a range of evidence based activities to boost personal wellbeing. My goal was to be a personal trainer or a gym class for the brain. 3 students have all started jobs in the last 3 week effectively destroying my class and, you know what? I'm thrilled. It might be a coincidence or it might be the proof in the pudding about valuing and learning about wellbeing.
The aim of any teacher is to make ourselves redundant eventually and I've done just that!
“Optimal performance is tied to wellbeing, the higher the positive morale, the better the performance.”
Dr Martin Seligman, (former President of the American Psychological Association)
**Monday at 7pm will be the last community class at the Petridish this year.**
Adrienne Buckingham has been teaching teenagers for 15 years, parenting for 8 and is on a quest to do it all better using evidence based strategies.