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Mindfulness course for postgrads and postdocs: an 8-week introduction

last modified Jul 12, 2017 10:45 AM
Clare College will be running a free mindfulness course on Tuesday evenings throughout August and September - it is open to all postdocs and postgrads.

Mindfulness is a way of looking after the mind, just as diet and exercise are ways of looking after the body.

It is a set of skills and an approach that are developed partly through meditation exercises of various kinds and partly through thinking about the mind from the perspective of moment-by-moment experience.

Practising mindfulness is of proven benefit for many people in coping with stress, anxiety, depression and other difficult ways in which the mind can respond to the challenges of life.However, this is not a counselling course, nor a treatment for mental health issues, though it can support such treatment.

Mindfulness is about more than coping: it also improves the quality of life in general, so that you can be freer to enjoy yourself and to live as you wish to live.

For more information see http://www.clare.cam.ac.uk/Mindfulness-at-Clare/ and http://www.cusamatha.org.uk.

The course: Tuesdays 8 August - 26 September 5.30 - 6.45pm in Clare College.

It is free to attend but you must be able to attend at least 5 of the 8 sessions.

If you would like to come, please email by 22 July, explaining why you are interested and if you have any mental health issues you think I should know about. Also please let me know that you commit to practising meditation every day during the course as far as you are able and to attending at least 5 of the 8 sessions.

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