Many students will have heard about the concept of ‘Mindfulness’ in the media and may wonder what all the hype is about. For those students who want to find out more, our next ‘Life Tools’ talk – ‘An introduction to Mindfulness, Part 1, getting started’ – will give a brief overview and explain how Mindfulness can help them both personally and academically. The talk will also offer some experiential activities which can be incorporated into your own life and in so doing, improve your mental wellbeing. This talk is ideal for anyone who would like to find out more or get started.
The talk will be on Tuesday 26 January at 1.00pm in Palmer room 103. 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.
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).