Fabulous- a really super amount of information presented in a really easy to follow format
So many useful techniques for wellness in the classroom and my own self-care. Very practical approach – great that Fiona is practising this herself and speaking from experience
Welcome to fionaforman.com
Placing Well-Being at the Heart of Schools
I am a Primary School Teacher, author, well-being researcher and trainer. I have many years of teaching experience and have taught all class levels, including Learning Support and Resource. I have always believed that children’s well-being and mental health forms the foundation for their development in all other areas, and research shows this to be the case. My passion for placing well-being at the heart of the education system led me to undertake a M.Sc. in Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) with the University of East London in 2014, which I am due to complete in the summer of 2017.
Positive Psychology is a relatively new and exciting branch of psychology; it is the science of well-being. It is based on the concept of flourishing and thriving. All of the well-being strategies and interventions have been researched and validated, which makes Positive Psychology very different from many other self-help and well-being approaches. As a result of my studies, I began to introduce practical and child-centred Positive Psychology concepts into my classroom, with immense positive feedback from children and parents alike. I then began my collaboration with my co-author, Mick Rock, on the creation of the Weaving Well-Being programme, which is the first Irish-designed Positive Psychology based well-being programme for primary school children. Weaving Well-Being gives children the opportunity to weave positivity into their daily lives.
Introduction to Fiona Forman
What is Weaving Well-Being?
Weaving Well-Being is the first Irish designed positive mental health programme of its kind which aims to enhance well-being in children aged from 8-12 years within the framework of the SPHE curriculum.