Short course

Mindfulness Taster Workshop

Become more resilient to stress and better able to concentrate on the things that matter to you.

Do you find it hard to switch off from work? Do you have racing thoughts at night time? Do you feel overwhelmed and stressed? Mindfulness is a way to help you stand back from your thoughts, to gain some calm in the otherwise frantic world, once you have learnt these skills you can then begin to use them in your everyday working practice.

  • Location – York campus
  • Duration – One-day study day
  • Start date –   Flexible
  • Facilitators - Matthew Cole - BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist

Course Fees

    £95 For self-funded individuals

    Health Education England funding available Funding criteria

Course information

What will I learn?

This one day experiential taster day will introduce you to the concept of mindfulness and to some of its most common practices. These will run throughout the day and will give the individual a greater understanding and appreciation of mindfulness and its application to their own life.

The attendees will experience mindfulness practices that they can then use in daily life to reduce their stress levels and become more present focused. In addition, they may wish to continue to learn about mindfulness on the two-day workshop or other medium.

Who should attend?

Open to all Health and Social Care Professionals

What difference will it make to attendees?

The attendees, if they practice the exercises, will be less stressed in all domains of living, which will have a positive impact on work efficiency and effectiveness, plus improve their ability to concentrate, focus and being present.

What difference will it make to my work?

The attendees will become more focused at work, better able to concentrate and more resilient to stress.

What difference will it make to my employer?

Current research suggests that a more mindful workforce is a more productive workforce, who are less stressed and more creative. They also look after themselves more effectively which may have an impact on staff illness levels.

Course leader biographies

Matthew Cole is BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist who has been in practice for nearly 30 years.  He has worked for a range of organisations including the NHS, the MOD, mental health charities and the private sector.  

He has worked with a vast range of individuals, groups and organisations using CBT based interventions as the agent of change.

The Advantage at York St John University

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