As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, our Athena SWAN Team hosted a Mindfulness Workshop for QUB staff and students.
We were delighted to welcome Caroline Stewart, founder of The Mindfulness Centre NI to the University on 15 May 2019 to facilitate this Workshop on the topic of Mindfulness. Caroline has been practicing mindfulness for more than 14 years and began teaching mindfulness approximately six years ago, running workshops for groups and also introducing mindfulness to individual clients.
Mindfulness can help everyone. The frantic pace of everyday life means that most of us suffer from stress, anxiety or depression at some point in our lives. Mindfulness is growing in popularity because scientific research shows that there are many physical and emotional benefits from learning these skills.
Read more about Caroline on her website here.
The mindfulness workshop provided staff and students from across the University with an introduction to the practice of mindfulness and included:
- An explanation of Mindfulness
- An outline of the benefits of Mindfulness
- Some short meditation practices
- Audio and visual aids e.g. videos
- Group discussion and interaction
- Question and answers
The presentation from this workshop has been provided by Caroline and this can be downloaded at the following link:
The following BBC Breakfast story on the topic of Mindfulness has also been recommeded by Caroline.