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Professional and short courses

Introduction to Mindfulness

Become more resilient to stress by harnessing the power of mindfulness.

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Mindfulness is a way to help you stand back from your thoughts, to gain some calm and perspective in the otherwise frantic world. Once you have learnt these skills you can then begin to use them in your everyday working practice. This experiential taster day will introduce you to the concept of mindfulness and to some of its most common practices. These will run throughout the day, giving you a greater understanding and appreciation of mindfulness and its application to your own life.

Offsite, York campus

  • Course leader – Matthew Cole, BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist
  • Duration – 1 day
  • Dates and times

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Course Fees

£95 per person

Course information

What will I learn?

You will experience mindfulness practices that you can then use in daily life to reduce stress levels and become more present focused. In addition, you may wish to continue to learn about mindfulness on the 2 day workshop or other medium.

Practising these exercises can reduce stress in all areas of your life. This will have a positive impact on work efficiency and effectiveness, improving your ability to concentrate, focus and be present.

How will my employer benefit?

Mindful employees look after themselves more effectively, which may have an impact on staff illness levels. Attendees will become more focused at work, better able to concentrate and be more resilient to stress.

Course leader biographies

Matthew Cole

Matthew is BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Mindfulness Teacher who has been in practice for over 30 years. He has worked for a range of organisations including the NHS, the Ministry of Defence, mental health charities, and the private sector. He has worked with a vast range of individuals, groups and organisations using CBT and Mindfulness as a change agent to help improve quality of life.

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