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Being mindful in our daily lives

A workshop for parents, carers and
people working with children or young people

Monday 9 September 2019
9.30am - 4.00pm

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is best considered as the ability to focus on what you experience in the moment, inside yourself as well as in your environment, with an attitude of openness, curiosity and care (Kabat-Zinn, 2005).



How mindfulness can help in life and work

Mindfulness has been proven to be an effective way to reduce stress and improve wellbeing and resilience when dealing with the demands of our work and personal lives. It is also being increasingly introduced to children and young people to increase the skills of attention, awareness, kindness, empathy and wisdom. When these skills are practiced, the results are a sense of greater aliveness, connectedness and contribution, which we know from research are very important for our wellbeing.



About the workshop

This workshop is an introduction to the practice of mindfulness in daily living. Mindfulness is essentially experiential, so the day’s programme will introduce you to practices such as mindful eating, sitting meditation and mindful movement. You will be invited to share what you noticed during your experience of these practices if you wish, and we will have conversations and show videos about what mindful living is all about.
You will be given some practical ideas and resources to take away with you to explore mindfulness further and to help you bring a mindful approach into your daily life. We will also spend some time considering ways you can introduce mindful approaches into your interactions with children and young people, and encourage them to live more mindfully.
Please note: this is an introduction to mindfulness and is not equivalent to taking part in a full mindfulness training course (normally 4 full days or 8 weeks of 2 hour sessions).



Who should attend?

The workshop is suitable for parents, carers and people who work with children or young people, who would like to have an introduction to mindfulness.
Please note: priority will be given to people in Fife.



Workshop details

Venue: Playfield Institute, Stratheden Hospital, Cupar, KY15 5RR
Date: Monday 9 September 2019
Time: 9.30am - 4.00pm
Cost: Free
Facilitator: Wendy Simpson, Health Psychologist & Mindfulness Facilitator