MINDFULNESS IN THE WORKPLACE
Mindfulness is an approach to life that helps people relate effectively to their experiences. It involves paying attention to thoughts, feelings and body sensations in a way that can increase our awareness and help us manage difficult experiences, and create space for wise choices.
The purpose of the Mindfulness training day is to teach simple meditation practices, which have been shown to significantly reduce stress and improve functioning in a whole range of life situations and help people to live a happier, healthier life. Research has shown that mindfulness can help you to pay attention and concentrate more easily, and recover from bad moods more quickly. People who practice mindfulness also enjoy more satisfying relationships.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a foundation course that invites participants to use simple meditation techniques and gentle movement, to notice any thoughts, emotions or sensations that arise and to learn to be more present to their experience. This introductory session is made up of a combination of mindfulness meditation, gentle movement, discussions and instruction.
Clare will deliver her course in a relaxing and calm manner. She will utilise her 25 years of teaching experience to ensure the training day will be challenging, fun and exciting! Clare will use a variety of teaching and learning approaches to motivate and engage participants.
Clare McRobbie has been teaching for over 25 years. She was a teacher, Headteacher, Advisory Teacher for PSE and Healthy Schools leader in Cardiff. For the last 11 years she was a Senior Leader in an inner city secondary school in Cardiff, leading on health and wellbeing. She decided to leave teaching in 2015 to follow her passion and start her own business in Mindfulness.
Clare completed her mindfulness teacher training at Bangor University and Mindfulness in Schools. She follows the Good Practice Guidelines for teaching mindfulness-based courses as laid out by the UK Network for Mindfulness Teachers.
She regularly attends teacher training workshops, meditation retreats and courses. Having practiced meditation for more than 20 years, Clare is passionate about sharing the practice with others through her courses and workshops
- What is mindfulness?
- What research is there on mindfulness
- Can mindfulness reduce stress and anxiety?
- Is mindfulness for everyone?
- Learning some mindfulness practices
- Group work / discussion /feedback
- Mindfulness communication skills
- Patterns of reactivity to stress
- Responding to stress
- Next steps- Mindfulness courses