This course is for anyone who wants to learn quick and simple techniques to
manage their stress and unhelpful thoughts and emotions. It is also for those interested
in learning how to live a satisfying and fulfilling life according to own values
in the areas of work, play, relationships and health.
About the course
This mindful resilience and effectiveness course was developed by Dr Paul Flaxman
from City University London. Research shows it increases psychological flexibility,
personal well being and work performance. This course is not a therapy, it is a training
course aiming to help you develop skills in mindfully directing attention to the
present moment and accepting where you are at that point. It will also help you consider
how you can use your values as a guide to actions, not only when you face difficulties,
but in everyday life, because when we are acting in a way that is consistent with
our values we are less stressed, more productive and have much greater satisfaction
What does it involve?
This short Mindfulness for Stress programme consists of 4 weekly 2 hour sessions
in a group of maximum 20 people. The course is very interactive, but also has didactic
elements. At each session you will receive a handout and links to online practices.
You will also get a set of special cards to use during the course which you will
What will you learn?
You will learn how to use mindfulness to pause and notice how you are feeling
You will practice using self-awareness to guide you to the best next action
You will be introduced to several short 8-10 minute mindfulness practices which you
can use at home or during a break at work.
You will discover what your values are and what really matters to you in your life
You will learn to use your personal values to guide your actions and decisions
You will be taught several simple and brief techniques to deal with stress and unhelpful