April 29, 2019, by Claire Henson

Minding the Mind and Body

5.30pm-6.30pm, Monday 20 May: B2, Hemsley

This hour-long workshop for University of Nottingham staff and students, led by Dr Val Watson, Head of the University Counselling Service, is part of a rolling programme of gentle exercises designed to encourage mindfulness practice.

The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 is ‘Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies’. Body image issues can affect all of us at any age.

In this session, attention and focus will be on the body, what we notice and pay attention to, what we ignore.

Mindfulness is about ‘paying attention on purpose in a kindly, non-judgemental way’.  Studies have shown that regularly practising Mindfulness can be helpful if you have a tendency to worry about the future or find it hard to let go of situations once they have passed.

All exercises in this session will be done in an upright position.  No special equipment is needed. The session will begin promptly at 5.30pm.

Please note this workshop might not be appropriate if you find it uncomfortable or difficult to tune into your body.

Booking is essential as places are limited. Once fully booked a waiting list will be held. Please email: peopleandculture@nottingham.ac.uk by 5pm on Friday 17 May 2019.

If you book a place but are subsequently unable to attend, please email to cancel your booking to allow other colleagues the opportunity to attend.

Presented as part of Month of the Mind.

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