“The supreme accomplishment is to blur the lines between work and play.” AJ Toynbee
The Mindfulness in Work and Life course is a four-week introductory course (two hours per week, plus home practice) designed for absolutely any member of staff, whatever their role working for:
- Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council
- Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group
- Dorset Council
- Dorset County Hospital
- Dorset HealthCare
- Dorset’s primary care networks
- Independent care providers in the BCP and Dorset Council areas
- South Western Ambulance Service
- University Hospitals Dorset
You will learn mindfulness techniques aimed at boosting presence and effectiveness, helping you manage competing demands at work and home.
The four course dates for Cohort 1 will be:
- October 12 (15:00 – 17:00)
- October 19 (15:00 – 17:00)
- November 2 (15:00 – 17:00)
- November 9 (15:00 – 17:00)
It’s a popular and highly-acclaimed programme that has been run in conjunction with Dorset Council for some years and is constantly evaluated as being extremely beneficial.
One participant wrote this after completing the programme:
‘Absolutely amazing, it has changed my life entirely. I feel so much more connected to myself helping me to regulate my thoughts and feeling…plus, I gave up smoking!’
Mindfulness in Life and Work will help you to consciously seek and appreciate the small pleasures that are always around us and understand why we are drawn to unhelpful thoughts and patterns.
It will help you to cultivate skills to manage your focus and cope with life’s challenges. People’s relationships with themselves and others, both at work and at home, are almost always improved by this programme.
This course is particularly useful for staff who experience some stress, anxiety, or low mood symptoms.
We’re asking everyone who participated in a taster session to join in!
‘There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle and the other is as though everything is a miracle.’ Albert Einstein