A Learning Laboratory for Health and Socialcare Professionals with Dr.Joel and Michelle Levey
The future in need of our ability to co-produce health & wellbeing is calling forth our potential.
We hear so much talk about 'integrating' health and social care services, when what really needs to happen is inspiring people to come together and sense into what we can do, learn and become together.
This 1 day workshop will kick-start an ongoing mutual and peer-to-peer support network to tap into our individual and collective potential as professionals in health & socialcare and practise "shared mindfulness".
We will use the day to practise conscious presence to ourselves and to each other. We will use simple and powerful ways to mindfully align, integrate, and synchronise physiology, emotions, feelings, thoughts, behaviours, and relationships.
As we train our minds, we actually change our brains, strengthen our relationships, and increase our capacity to change our world for the better. Practised correctly, mindfulness opens us to compassion and engaged collective action to end unnecessary suffering caused by the obsolete social structures and processes at the root of much of suffering.
It is out of an attitude of compassion, openness and being deeply present to each other that a truly transformative perspective can emerge that enables public service innovation.
Mindfulness gives us access to the best of ourselves and shapes our intentions.
Mindfitness training trains the body and mind to cultivate two foundational warrior qualities – wisdom and bravery. Wisdom is the ability to see clearly how things are right now and then to use that information to make the most effective choice in the moment. Bravery is the ability to stay present with any experience, even an extremely difficult one, without needing for it to be different. Together, these two qualities are a pathway towards effective action in any sphere, but especially in high-stress environments.
Please pause and reflect for a moment on these questions:
• What would become possible if you could develop the depth and strength of your mindful presence, a key to deeper wisdom, well-being, compassion, and skillfulness in your life and work, as user or professional of health care services?
• How can you develop a quality of presence that inspires the mindfulness of those whom you care for?
Neuro-science is now confirming that mindfulness helps us to consciously prepare the conditions for change by rewiring our brains, widening our perception, and deepening our understanding practices that can be seamlessly integrated into our work life.
We are offering this workshop at £ 80 for professionals and £ 60 for those on limited income.
More information about the work of the Leveys while they are in London.
Wisdom at Work describes how to peel away the layers of stress that covers our naturally wise, peaceful and compassionate hearts.
Dr. Joel and Michelle Levey are two of the world’s leading pioneers in bringing mindfulness, and mind-fitness education into mainstream healthcare, business, and education. They are founders of Wisdom at Work , the International Centre for Resilience, Wellness, and the International Institute for Mindfulness, Meditation, and MindBody Medicine. They draw insight from decades of clinical experience and the teachings on mindfulness, mind-fitness, living in balance, collective wisdom, and change resilience they have been offering for tens of thousands of people in hundreds of communities and organisations around the globe.
“The Leveys’ work has great prospects for bringing the Dharma to a very wide section of people who may not under ordinary circumstances come into contact with these inner sciences and technologies of mental development and transformation.” — The Dalai Lama, Nobel Laureate and advisor for a number of the Leveys’ projects
" Joel and Michelle clearly have a great deal of experience teaching a wide range of different settings and this is reflected in the precision and vividness of their instructions. ” — Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of many books on mindfulness
Anna Betz is the co-director of School of Commoning that promotes education and research for a commons culture and social renewal. She has also co-founded the School’s Health Commons Hub project, which serves as a platform for awakening to our collective potential in health and wellbeing.
Anna is training as a practice group leader in Transparent Communication and is passionate about co-producing health at a time when the public health challenges we face as a nation demand a radically new approach to health & wellbeing.
Anna is the author of “People-powered health – co-creating a new story of health,” published in the Journal of Holistic Healthcare, and a Huffington Post blog on Mindfulness, the Entrypoint to Co-production of Our Health.
Do you have questions about Mindfulness, Mind-fitness, Compassion and Co-production of Health?
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