Learning to Self-Care - January 2020

A Mindfulness Based Approach

Course Details 

 

As healthcare professional the concept of self-care is something most of us struggle with because we are trained and conditioned to care for others. Yet, our self-care has never been more critical. We too are human, we are not immune to life's travails. 

 

This is a 5 day course that is underpinned by the Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) pedagogy. It combines guided mindfulness meditation practices with cognitive psycho-education.

 

The course has been created for healthcare professionals who wish to enhance their general physical and mental wellbeing. 

  

The aim of this course is to promote self awareness of mind and body through the cultivation of mindful awareness. In so doing you will learn to nurture the balance between the DOING and the BEING modes of mind. You will gain some resources and life skills that will support and sustain your wellbeing in the long term.  

 

What will you learn?

 

To step out of auto-pilot

To see things as they really are

To accept yourself as you are

To respond skilfully when faced with difficult situations

To be kind and compassionate to yourself

To put your oxygen mask on first 

Increased awareness of the relationship between your body and mind

Increased awareness of your thoughts and feelings and how they can affect your behaviour

Increased awareness of stress triggers and how they manifest in the body

Increased ability to step out of unhelpful habitual patterns of behaviour.

 

The course is delivered conveniently on Saturdays as 5 fortnightly all day sessions over an 8 week period. Home practice in between sessions forms a core element of the course. 

 

St Albans City station is a 25 minute train journey from King's Cross London, and the venue is only 8 minute walk from the train station.

 

Numbers are limited so early booking is advisable.

 

Teacher

 

Dr Wendy Molefi

 

Number of participants

 

16

Dates

 

25/01/20   Day 1

08/02/20   Day 2

22/02/20   Day 3

07/03/20   Day 4 - All day practice*

21/03/20   Day 5

13/05/20  Follow up session**

 

Time

 

0945 - 1530

 

* All day practice finishes at 1600

** Please note follow up session is on a Wednesday evening 1800 - 2000

 

Venue

 

Friends Meeting House St Albans

7 Upper Lattimore Road

St Albans.

AL1 3UD

 

Fee

 

£295 - Early bird until 30/11/2019

(Normal fee £395)