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Mindfulness Taster Sessions & Course for Staff

Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose,
in a particular way, without judgment.
Jon Kabat-Zinn. 

Mindfulness is a healthy sustainable way to manage stress. Research suggests that Mindfulness can have a powerful and positive effect on health and wellbeing across a wide range of physical and mental health conditions.

Paying attention can help us become aware of our stress responses and tapping into our inner resources to take better care of ourselves in terms of:

  •          Managing anxiety
  •          Sharpening focus
  •          Increasing productivity
  •          Improving sleep
  •          Relieving pain
  •          Feeling a deeper sense of calm 

Our staff can reduce their own stress by practicing Mindfulness techniques, and this in turn has beneficial effects on patient care. Taster sessions are being provided free of charge as part of NHSGGC Staff Health Strategy, followed by 8 week courses. 

MINDFULNESS FOR STAFF at IRH

Location

Date

Time

Venue

Trainers

TASTER SESSION

Inverclyde Royal Hospital

Tuesday 19th September

12:30-1:30 pm

Lecture Theatre

Catherine Keogh & Erin Toal

TASTER SESSION

Inverclyde Royal Hospital

Tuesday 26th September

1:00 – 2:00pm

Lecture Theatre

Catherine Keogh & Erin Toal

8 WEEK COURSE

Inverclyde Royal Hospital

Tuesdays 3rd October – 28th November

 

There will be no session on 24th October

5:45-8:00 pm

Dining Hall

Catherine Keogh & Erin Toal

The full 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course will be run on Tuesday evenings 3rd October to 28th November. There will be no session on 24th October. It is required that an application form is completed for the full course (but not for the taster sessions). Those who have attended a taster session will be given priority for the full course.

 

Download and complete the application from and return to: [email protected]