Mindfulness at Work and in Life (Half Day) (FD24JUN24)

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SubjectFaculty Development
Description“Mindfulness at work and in life” is a half-day experiential course based on the 8 -week evidence-based MBSR course designed and researched by Prof Jon Kabat Zinn at Harvard. The course will cover several important aspects of mindfulness and encourage home practice to be carried out. There will be plenty of opportunity for discussion and linking to the reality of working in the NHS. The course is interactive with group work. We will explore the definition of mindfulness and its rationale. The day consists of meditation practices such as the sitting practice, the body scan and mindful movement. Relevant stress physiology will be discussed. We will touch upon the evidence base, the neuroscience and invite discussion to enhance learning. Mindful communication and the benefits of mindfulness in relationships will be discussed. At the end of the day, key learning points will be drawn out. There will be signposting to various mindfulness resources and tips on how to practice mindfulness at work and in your life.
VenueVirtual (Zoom), - Virtual  View details
Date & timeMonday 24 June 2024, 09:30 to 12:30
LecturersSanjay Suri & Shubhada Suri  View details
Target audience

This course is only available to Educational Supervisors, Education Leads, Training Programme Directors and Senior Faculty within Yorkshire and the Humber.

Mandatory: Dentist, or Doctor, or Public Health Professional

Course styleWorkshop
CateringNo catering
CPD points0.000
CostNo charge

The aims of the days are to learn about, practice and experientially develop the skills of mindfulness practices to manage stress and promote self-care and well-being at work and in life.

  • To become aware of the meaning of mindfulness and the evidence base
  • To understand the role of mindfulness in the management of stress and life enhancement
  • To experience the meditation practices to develop mindfulness.
  • To take away practical tips to apply the principles of mindfulness at work and in life.
  • To be signposted to resources on mindfulness and self-care
Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, you will have

  • Gained knowledge about mindfulness and meditation and the evidence base in the management of stress and promoting general life enhancement.
  • Experientially learned and practiced the common meditation practices such as the body scan, the sitting meditation, mindful walking, mindful movement, and the 3-step breathing space.
  • Developed confidence in the use of these practices to help you develop a new way of looking at stress in life.
  • Been signposted to commonly used resources to support you in continuing your practice of mindfulness and meditation after the course ends.