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Durham University offers an exciting year-round calendar of lectures, seminars and exhibitions. Events are open to the public, so take the opportunity to engage with current debates, explore some of our beautiful buildings and grounds, expand your knowledge or learn more about our cultural artefacts.

Mindfulness Course

16th January 2019, 09:00 to 10:00, Repeated weekly until 20th February 2019, Palace Green Library (Dennyson Stoddart Gallery)

The course is aimed at those who wish to use Mindfulness as a tool to support their personal health and wellbeing, as well as those who wish to learn new techniques to reduce stress and anxiety. Attending the entire course is required to gain the most benefit.
It is part of the event programme for Palace Green Library’s exhibition 'Catch Your Breath'. Fortnightly sessions 9am – 10am in the closed gallery to provide privacy.

Whilst the course is free, limited places are available. Please ensure you book here to avoid disappointment. Only one booking is required for all five sessions of this course.

Wednesday 16 January, 9am – 10am
Wednesday 30 January, 9am – 10am
Wednesday 13 February, 9am – 10am
Wednesday 27 February, 9am – 10am
Wednesday 13 March, 9am – 10am

The concept of Mindfulness as an approach is a modern one, offering a new way of altering our outlook on life and helping us to manage stress and anxiety. It is very simply allowing ourselves to remain in the present with those feelings and emotions in our physical being, but not judging them. It aims to prevent those feelings and emotions from overwhelming us. It helps us to maintain a balance within the Mind and Body, which helps us to take a more philosophical and detached outlook to our experiences.

A qualified practitioner will lead you during this five session course to cover these concepts: the Key concepts of Mindfulness; the habit of thinking and coming out of autopilot; breathing and body scan techniques; the practice of Mindfulness meditation; using Mindfulness in everyday life; using Mindfulness to reduce anxiety and stress.

Contact pg.custodian@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.

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