On 20 July 2018, Eastern ARC and the University of Kent are offering a free one-day event to bring together researchers, practitioners and mindfulness enthusiasts in the South East of England.
Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts, feelings and the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing; this awareness is often referred to as ‘mindfulness’.
This interdisciplinary event – Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance – will provide an opportunity to learn about mindfulness and its impact on individuals’ wellbeing and performance. You do not need to have experience with mindfulness in order to attend, just an interest to know more.
The aim of the day is to get a sense of what people are working on in terms of mindfulness research and mindfulness in teaching, as well as a chance to network with relevant parties and identify areas for possible research collaboration.
There will be several short talks on how mindfulness research and practice has been applied to different contexts (e.g. education, organisations) in the morning, followed by workshops to enhance delegates’ mindfulness skills in the afternoon.
Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance will be taking place from 9.30am to 3.00pm at Keynes College, Canterbury on Friday 20 July 2018.
The event is free and open to all students and staff across the Eastern ARC institutions, as well as external partners (limited places available), but you need to register your place online.
If you would like to find out more about this mindfulness event, please contact Dr Caroline Barratt (email: firstname.lastname@example.org).