Mindfulness and Wellbeing

During week 7 there are two  ‘Life Tools’ talks  which both have the same aim:  to provide students with the essential tools to manage the academic demands effectively and improve their resilience when life becomes challenging.

The first talk, on Wednesday afternoon is  ‘An introduction to Mindfulness – part 2, keeping going’.   At this talk, you will learn some ‘Mindful’ activities and find out how to make Mindfulness part of your everyday life.  You don’t need to have attended part 1 to be able to come to this talk – so why not come along to find out how 5 minutes of Mindfulness in your day can make a real difference to your wellbeing.  The talk is on Wednesday 24th February at 1.00pm in Palmer 103.   You can find out more about Mindfulness at Health and Wellbeing’s blog:  http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/health-and-wellbeing/

Here are some students comments on the recent Mindfulness talks:

“Lots of valuable strategies to relax”

“Really refreshing to try a new way of thinking, relaxing experience”

“A lovely way to take a bit of your day to just focus on how you feel”

“It is very calming and worth a try since the practices are easy but highly effective”


Our second talk, which follows immediately after the Mindfulness presentation (but is in Palmer G03) is about managing anxiety and dealing with stress.  At the 30-minute ‘Introductory presentation from Counselling & Wellbeing’ you will learn ways to manage when you feel anxious or stressed    This talk is particularly relevant for anyone seeking an appointment with Student Counselling or who is waiting to see a counsellor or mental health advisor and wishes to be proactive in getting support. The talk is on Wednesday 24th February at 2.00pm in Palmer G03.

Both talks are open to all students at all levels of study and there is no need to register for either talk – just come along on the day.


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