As part of the Life Tools series, a talk on Mindfulness has been organised for Wednesday 21 October at 1.00pm in Palmer 105. It lasts around 50 minutes and there will be a chance to ask questions at the end. It will be followed later in the term by a second talk – Mindfulness – keeping going. There is no need to book a place at the talk – students should just turn up on the day. This talk is open to all students in the University.
Professor Mark Williams, Professor of Clinical Psychology at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre says that “Mindfulness can be an antidote to the “tunnel vision” that can develop in our daily lives, especially when we are busy, stressed or tired………… Most of us have issues that we find hard to let go and mindfulness can help us deal with them more productively.” Mindfulness is also one of the 5 steps for good mental wellbeing advocated by NHS Choices (2014).