The SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre
invites you to attend
THE .B APPROACH TO MINDFULNESS SKILLS, WELLBEING AND RESILIENCE
by Jean Wilson
Tuesday February 2nd - 4:00pm, SAHMRI Auditorium
Jean Watson, B.A., M.Sc., Dip. Ed., MSt in MBCT
Mindfulness Consultant and Trainer, Director of Mindfulness Matters
To attend this event
TASTER SESSION (90 MINUTES): WHAT IS MINDFULNESS AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
This session is an introduction to the principles of mindfulness, some of the research around mindfulness, mindfulness in education and performance. It gives participants a chance to try some mindfulness practices for themselves, and to learn a few mindfulness skills that they can practice in daily life.
The practice of mindfulness can have an influential effect on health, wellbeing and resilience, as shown by scientific and medical evidence. This experimental Taster Session will enable anyone to understand the main elements of secular mindfulness, current research and evidence for the value of Mindfulness programs based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) along with how these particular mindfulness programs can be used to enhance personal wellbeing.
You will be introduced to a range of skills that you can draw from to help relaxation, memory improvement, focus, problem solving, and performance and stress reduction. The techniques are part of a program developed at Oxford University where brain scans show that mindfulness training can open new neural pathways and alter the density of grey matter in the brain. Most people report lasting physical and psychological benefits including an increased ability to relax and experience calm.
The Taster Session will include several mindfulness practices and some discussion.