Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course for Healthcare professionals and NHS Staff
Mindfulness is developed by purposefully paying attention in a non-judgmental way to your experience of your body, mind and the world around you. Mindfulness is about being focused and aware, living in the present, rather than dwelling in the past or anticipating the future.
Staying in touch with the present in this way, from one moment to the next, may lead you to experience yourself differently, perhaps feeling less stuck, or recognising more strength, balance and confidence in yourself. Most people completing the programme report lasting physical and psychological benefits including:
- Greater self-confidence and more acceptance of life as it is.
- An increased ability to cope effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations.
- An increased ability to relax and experience calm
- More energy, enthusiasm and appreciation for life.
Mindfulness based stress reduction: This eight week course is designed to improve quality of life and reduce stress reactivity. Held at the Postgraduate centre at Treliske, there are two courses planned for the coming year. It will run from 5.45-7.45pm on Wednesday evenings and is open to both clinical and NHS administrative staff across Cornwall. It costs £160, this includes all course materials and one Sunday day retreat.
Course 1: Wednesday September 6, 13, 20,27, October 4, 11, 25, November 1
Course 2: Wednesday January 10,17,24, 31, February 7, 21, 28, March 7/14
Stephanie Jackson is a GP and Training Programme Director for the Cornwall GP Training Scheme and is in the fourth year of a Masters in Teaching Mindfulness Based Approaches at Bangor University. Email Stephanie to find out more or book a place.