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Online Mindful Self-Care Taster Session

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This is an introductory taster session. Everyone is welcome! No previous experience required.

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Taster Session | Introductory Workshop | Course | Nurturing Continued Practice

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Mindful Self-Care – Online Taster Session

Self-care has, for many, moved from ‘desirable’ to ‘essential’ over recent months.

Whether you are under pressure, frustrated at home, experiencing illness or a sense of loss, now more than ever it is vital that we take steps to support our physical, mental and emotional health.

Mindfulness involves bringing increased awareness to the unfolding of present moment experience with curiosity, openness and acceptance. Whilst paradoxical to approach moments of difficulty in this way mindfulness has been proven to help nurture improved self-care, self-regulation and resilience.

Join us for an opportunity to…

  • better understand mindfulness
  • explore self-care through the lens of mindfulness
  • explore what self-care might look and feel like
  • consider how meditation might nurture self-care.

This session will include practical experiences of mindfulness meditation and the opportunity to unearth some of the common misconceptions about mindfulness.

What are the benefits of practicing mindfulness meditation?

Mindfulness has been the subject of growing attention and interest in recent years, thanks to a rapidly expanding evidence base. This demonstrates it can be helpful for many mental and physical health problems, such as stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, psoriasis, IBS, CFS/ME, fibromyalgia and depression, in addition to promoting general physical and emotional wellbeing.

Researched benefits of a regular mindfulness meditation practice include:

  • a greater capacity for relaxation and calmness
  • less worry, anxiety and lower instances of depressive episodes
  • enhanced emotional agility, resourcefulness and resilience
  • improved self-confidence, engagement and creativity
  • better sleep quality
  • clearer thinking and decision making.

Who is this workshop for?

This is an introductory taster session. Everyone is welcome! No previous experience required.

You may have had a go at meditation and found your mind too busy or that you fell asleep; you may have been recommended by someone else to try out mindfulness, or maybe you just know you need some space - whatever the reason, this is your opportunity to find out more!

Course graduates have also found these sessions helpful as a ‘Mindfulness Top-Up’ or as a means of exploring a topic of interest mindfully.

Whilst guidance will be offered for those who would like to go on to learn mindfulness as a means of self-care there is no expectation to do so - curious/sceptics welcome.

Please click here for our further guidance around:

  • Commitment required in attending a mindfulness course.
  • Is it the right time for me to practice mindfulness, including details of times when care may be needed in joining a group mindfulness course.
  • Using Zoom, including guidance on accessing the training and troubleshooting
  • Practising Presence Online, how we ensure a supportive learning environment for yourselves and others
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  • What is your cancellation policy?
  • How do I know if someone teaching mindfulness is appropriately trained?
  • I am considering training to teach mindfulness, will this event enable me to do this?
  • How your workplace might offer mindfulness training
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Next Steps/Wider Mindfulness and Compassion Programme

Mindfulness is a skill which takes both time and personal commitment to be learned. Whilst participants may well experience a change in ‘state’ as a result of an introductory session, the researched benefits of mindfulness come from the regular practice of mindfulness meditation and the possibility of changes in ‘trait’*.

Individuals interested in mindfulness are therefore encouraged to consider practising in a supported environment so as to be able to ask questions about their experiences as they arise.

This workshop/course forms part of our wider mindfulness programme including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness for Managing Change and Uncertainty, Mindfulness-Based Compassionate Care for those in caring roles and Mindfulness-Based Retirement Transition for those approaching retirement.

The traditional eight week mindfulness courses offer a well-established format for nurturing a meditation practice please see our website for more details.

We also offer regular development sessions for those who have completed 8 week mindfulness and compassion courses.

* From States to Traits: the Latest Science on What Meditation can and Can’t Do

The Facilitator

The facilitator for this workshop is Sally Roberts. A former sceptic it took chronic illness in 2008 before Sally would consider something as ‘alternative’ as mindfulness! Since training to teach mindfulness in 2012 Sally has had the privilege of sharing many journeys into mindfulness teaching both public and workplace courses and continues to be inspired by the transformational impact these can have at both a personal and professional level.

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