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Breath as an Anchor - Mindfulness drop-in session

(8 February 2019)

The aim of Mindfulness is to increase our awareness so that we can be proactive to situations and respond with a choice rather than be reactive. We can do this by bringing our attention back to the body through the breath, anchoring us to the present. Join us for a free drop-in Mindfulness session on Wednesday, 20 February, 1pm at Palace Green Library. No booking required. If you would like further information, please email at pg.custodian@durham.ac.uk.

Whilst our body is reliably in the present, the mind can be off in memories of the past or fantasies of the future. By bringing awareness to our breath and using it as an anchor during times of stress and anxiety, we can begin to retrain ourselves to become less caught up in the habit of following our thoughts and emotions. We can learn to find an awareness of the present and develop a less autopilot state of mind to engage fully with what is happening in our lives.

These drop-in sessions are part of the event programme for Palace Green Library’s free winter exhibition Catch Your Breath (24 November 2018 – 17 March 2019). They will take place in the Breathing Space of Catch Your Breath in the Dennyson Stoddart Gallery, Palace Green Library, every other Wednesday commencing 9 January 2019, 13.00-14.00 (please note the change of dates and times from the events programme leaflet).

Wednesday 20 February 2019, 1pm - 2pm, Wednesday 6 March 2019, 1pm - 2pm

These are drop-in workshops, so no booking is required.

Have something to include?

Please liaise with the designated contact for your department or college. For further guidance, email dialogue@durham.ac.uk

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