Increasing Wellbeing and Reducing Stress for Kiwi Youth

The good news is that in an initiative delivered by the Pause Breathe Smile (PBS) Trust, supported and fully funded by Southern Cross Group, teachers are being trained to teach mindfulness practices in Aotearoa New Zealand schools and kura, with results already looking overwhelmingly positive and pointing towards continuing positive outcomes in future.

Dominic Bowden is a Big Fan of Pause Breathe Smile

Dominic Bowden speaks to experts from around the world, local legends and our own Grant Rix, to help people feel good and ultimately lead healthier and happier lives. See full show 22/10/22 one hour into the show.

PBS Director Grant Rix Interviewed on Radio NZ

A home-grown programme teaching mindfulness to tens of thousands of school children around the country is bringing more calm and less anxiety to the classroom, according to an independent evaluation.

Boys will be Boys Mindful

How can we help mindfulness resonate with young boys, especially if they’re bored, resistant, or suspicious of their feelings?

Teaching Mindfulness to Our Tamariki

Pause Breath Smile is a special programme which teaches the basic mindfulness and gratitude teachings with children aged 5 – 12 years of age. Grant Rix co-founder of Pause Breath Smile shares the background of the kaupapa, its progress and goals.

Providing Tools to Deal with Life’s Ups and Downs

Providing tools to deal with life's ups and downs

SELF-awareness, mindfulness resilience, relief form stress and healthy minds are growing in Tairawhiti. Those newly-found attributes are the notable changes that have taken place with Kaiti School students – and others around the country – taking part in the Pause Breathe Smile (PBS) mind health programme.

Health, Wellbeing, Above All Else

Central to the New Zealand Curriculum is the aim of developing young Kiwis who are “confident… positive in their own identity… resilient… and able to relate well to others.” Creating foundations for lifelong wellbeing within schools can take many forms and can provide priceless ripple effect throughout the school, its community and the lifetimes of its students and staff. What …

Pause Breathe Smile: Teaching Tamariki the Power of Mindfulness

Teaching students mindfulness is even more crucial in such unpredictable times. A programme teaching mindfulness in primary and intermediate schools across the country is giving young New Zealanders the skills to navigate everyday life. Emily Writes talks to the people running the Pause Breathe Smile programme.