Mindfulness for Practitioners
6th February, 2017 - 20th February, 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mindfulness is a relaxed state of awareness that observes both our inner world of thoughts, feelings and sensations, and the outer world of constantly changing phenomena without trying to control anything.
It is widely recognised as a powerful tool that can help us enhance appreciation of life and manage stress.
Mindfulness will not eliminate pressures but enables a more calm response that can benefit heart, head and body. It is now recommended by the medical profession to alleviate symptoms of stress and is used in schools, business and sport.
Other reported benefits include: achieving balance and resilience at work and home; becoming more creative; recognising, slowing down or stopping automatic and habitual reactions; responding more effectively to difficult situations.
Think about how Mindfulness could support you, your work with children, young people, families and work colleagues.
Safety Net is running an 8 week mindfulness course specifically for health and social care practitioners working with families.
The course comprises of 8 x 2 hour sessions on Mondays, from 5.30pm to 7.30 pm. The first six sessions run from 6th February 2017 to 13th March 2017 inclusive, there will then be two further sessions on 24th April and 15th May 2017. The first six sessions are for practitioners to experience and explore the benefits of mindfulness for themselves, the final two sessions focus on using mindfulness within the work context and using and passing on the skills to families.
Course Facilitator- Wendy Guest
Wendy has many years of experience in training practitioners and facilitating groups in Protective Behaviours, a life skills and safety awareness programme, within community health services and for Safety Net. Many of the skills needed to keep ourselves feeling safe resonate strongly with mindfulness practices.
On a personal level, Wendy has been drawn to develop more understanding and practice of mindfulness for herself and really values the ongoing emotional and physical wellbeing that it gives her.
Wendy has been trained by the Hawn Foundation and delivers ‘MindUp’ training to teachers and schools to enable them to implement mindful practices within the school curriculum. She has trained with the SMART foundation as a mindfulness coach and facilitator, and now facilitates mindfulness groups in Brighton & Hove.
If you have any questions please contact the training team on 01273 420973 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
All course places will be invoiced within 14 days of booking. payment is due within 30 days of the invoice date, or before the course takes place.
Attendee cancellations must be emailed to email@example.com
Places cancelled more than 4 weeks before the course start date will receive a full refund, those cancelled between 2 and 4 weeks will receive 50% refund. Places cancelled with less than two weeks notice will not be refunded, every attempt will be made to transfer the place to another course on a different date.
Cancellation by Safety Net
Safety Net reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course in the event of there being insufficient bookings to make it viable to run the session. In the event of a cancellation or postponement we will endeavour to inform all participants a minimum of a week before the course is due to take place, although please be aware that this is not always possible. All course fees will be reimbursed in full, or if you prefer the payment will be transferred in full to another Safety Net course on a different date. Safety Net shall not accept liability for any consequential loss and will have no liability to reimburse any other costs that may have been incurred such as transport, accommodation etc.
Venue: The Blueberry Room