Irena-Marie Makowska is a Mind Coach, specialised in BrainWorking Recursive Therapy (BWRT®), Psychology of Identity and Behaviour; Clinical Hypnotherapy; Transformational Coaching and Mindfulness.
Education & Well-being
Educational Performance practitioner, Irena-Marie Makowska, is working alongside schools and universities to enhance overall confidence and well-being among their students - as well as staff.
"My aim is to provide students with simple coping strategies that they can utilize throughout their life. To reduce their anxiety levels and perform at their very best."
It is estimated that one in ten children and adolescents aged 5-16 suffer from a mental health difficulty – this is around three individuals in every school class.
Mindfulness in Schools
"The attentive, caring and wise voice of a supportive adult gets internalized and becomes part of the youth's own voice", National Research Council, USA.
Scientific studies have shown that mindfulness hypnosis not only prevents depression, but that it also positively affects the brain patterns underlying day-to-day anxiety, stress and irritability. It increases grey matter in areas associated with self-awareness, empathy, self-control and attention. Overall it lifts moods and promotes learning.
Using mindfulness to create overall well-being, self confidence, focus and a state of calmness are life skills that remain.
One-2-One Case Study, France.
With COVID-19 these figures will be increasing daily.
The Educational Performance Programme (EPP)
The programme is developed using visual mental imagery, memory enhancement, emotional intelligence and self awareness to help you develop into a confident and resilient individual.
It is designed to bring about a positive change to a student’s mindset, to give them a set of ‘mind management tools’ that can help them focus on success, instead of negatives and failures.
This is not a short-term fix, it is creating skills for life.
The EPP is created to cover a number of different subjects within schools, collages and universities.
Children from seven years upwards can benefit immensely simply by encouraging their creative skills to build confidence; to aid interaction with their peers; to focus more clearly; to ease exam stress and even enhance performance in sports, drama and music for example.
The Exam Programme:
Malet Lambert School Case Study, United Kingdom
The award-winning school, the beneficiary of £25m redevelopment, has been using the Educational Performance Programme designed to help students and their teachers prepare for exams by using relaxation and concentration methods.
Linked to other teaching methods that have helped to position Malet Lambert as one of the city’s leading secondary schools, they have employed this programme for three years which has resulted in the school's recorded best ever GCSE results with 99 per cent of the students receiving five A to C grades.
Stephen Logan, Business Champion at Malet Lambert School said: “For many students, it isn't just the anxiety or nerves at the time of the exam, but very often they worry for weeks and months ahead. This programme provide students with simple coping strategies that they can utilise to reduce their anxiety levels and perform at their very best. All of this can lead to much better academic performance and far greater emotional well-being for the student.”