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Workshops

We offer regular workshops for students and staff.

Mindfulness

What is Mindfulness?

  • Mindfulness is a state of mind where we are intentionally paying attention to the present moment. Rather than brooding about the past or worrying about the future, mindfulness cultivates our ability to be present in the here and now.
  • Mindfulness is about observing what is present without criticism; being compassionate with ourselves. Cultivating a gentle curiosity and sense of openness towards our self and our experience rather than giving ourselves a hard time or constantly judging ourselves and our experience.
  • In our 24/7 culture mindfulness is about giving ourselves permission and time to be a human ‘being’ rather than a human ‘doing’.

What are the benefits?

  • Mindfulness helps to settle and calm the body and mind. It helps decrease worry and anxiety and encourages a good night’s sleep.
  • Mindfulness helps to focus and concentrate.
  • Mindfulness has a positive effect on the immune system and so encourages physical well-being.

What happens in the workshops?

  • In the workshops there will be a short explanation of mindfulness and then there will be 2 or 3 guided mindfulness meditations. No experience is needed and you don’t to bring anything special, just a willingness to be open to your experience. Come once out of curiosity or sign up for every workshop, it’s up to you. They are every week for students and every month for staff.

How can I book?

  • Students can book mindfulness workshops through Wellbeing Workshops.
  • Staff can book mindfulness workshops through People Development.
  • Please make every effort to turn up if you book as numbers are limited.

Panic Free Exams

Anxiety can make us under-perform. Come along and discover some simple ways to care for yourself in the run-up to exams so that, on the day, you can help yourself feel more relaxed, capable and in control.

These workshops are currently only available to students. Book a place through Wellbeing Workshops.

Wellbeing Workshops

Full list of all student workshops