Mindfulness

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In this workshop, we provide an overview of mindfulness approaches applied to working with adults across the lifespan. The focus of the day is on understanding and applying mindfulness within clinical settings. It will also consider the use of mindfulness for clinician self-care and self-development. The workshop is primarily aimed at graduates and undergraduates with little or no experience of mindfulness.

WHAT THE COURSE WILL COVER

In this course we provide an overview of mindfulness approaches applied to working with adults across the lifespan. Mindfulness is an approach which has become increasingly popular over recent years. It has been used successfully across a wide range of settings and populations, including with people experiencing anxiety, low mood, stress, chronic pain, and physical health conditions. The focus of this workshop is on applying mindfulness within clinical work (such as in mental health settings) and it will also consider the use of mindfulness for self-care and self-development. The course will cover: -

  • Definitions of mindfulness and a brief history of mindfulness
  • Understanding how mindfulness can help people who are experiencing mental health difficulties
  • Understanding how mindfulness fits within third-wave cognitive-behavioural therapies
  • Opportunity for attendees to consider how mindfulness may be supportive of their own well-being and self-care
  • Experiential practice of mindfulness through meditation and briefer informal practices

The course is facilitated by Dr Jo Armitage. Jo is a clinical psychologist and works as a clinical tutor on the Lancaster DClinPsy programme. Jo has a certificate in 3rd wave therapies, and has used mindfulness approaches in her work with individuals and groups. She has facilitated training on mindfulness in the past for NHS colleagues and university students.

WHO IS IT FOR?

The course is an introductory workshop on mindfulness aimed at graduates or undergraduates who wish to pursue a career in clinical psychology. It is suitable for people with no or little prior experience of mindfulness, or those with more experience who wish to refresh or build on their skills. It will also be of use to people who have an interest in developing their own mindfulness practice.

COURSE DELIVERY

This course is delivered in 1 day (running from 09:30 until 16:30) and costs just £135.

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Lunch is provided as part of the programme cost. Please note any allergies or dietary requirements when booking. After participating, you will receive a certificate of attendance from the Lancaster University Clinical Psychology Education Team.

INTERESTED IN THIS COURSE?

To register your place please visit our online shop and book your dates. As places are limited we suggest booking early.