Headline
New mindfulness workshops and courses
Date
Wed, 08 Jan 2020
Description

New mindfulness workshops and courses have been made available to staff in Goole and Beverley over the next few months to help them maintain or develop a greater capacity for relaxation and calmness.

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, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME), fibromyalgia and depression, in addition to promoting general physical and emotional wellbeing (according to Mindfulness Research, 2011).

The research benefits include:

  • A greater capacity for relaxation and calmness
  • Less worry, anxiety and lower instances of depressive episodes
  • Enhanced emotional control, resourcefulness and resilience
  • Improved self-confidence, engagement and creativity
  • Better sleep quality
  • Clearer thinking and decision making.

The introductory workshop for Mindfulness for Stress Reduction takes place on Thursday, 23 January from 9.30am-12.30pm and the course dates thereafter take place every Thursday from 6 February until 2 April (excluding 20 February half term). The workshop and courses take place at Beverley Minster in the Peter Harrison Room.

The introductory workshop for Cultivating Mindfulness in Management takes place on Tuesday, 21 January from 9.30am-12.30pm and the course dates thereafter take place every Tuesday from 4 February until 31 March (excluding 18 February half term). The workshop and courses take place at The Courtyard, Goole.

Through an understanding of neuroscience alongside the cultivation of a meditation practice, group discussion and self-reflection individuals will develop:

  • A deeper, experiential understanding of the nature of change
  • An awareness of their personal response to and relationship with change
  • Practical skills and inner resources to manage periods of change more effectively
  • The ability to identify habitual patterns that can inadvertently draw us back into old ways.

There are 12 places available for each workshop and places can be booked through iTrent.

For more information contact Sarah Oliver on 07971 134078.

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