About the workshop

Deep breathing is a key to relaxing. Learning to work with our breath allows us to increase our energy levels, calm our minds, relax our bodies and over time to increase our resilience to stress.

The Manage Your Mind Workshops are about learning new skills to help people cope better with and in many cases to overcome the stresses, worries and hard knocks from life. All who attend feel it is time to do something to change their lives for the better. Some people attend because they are worried and anxious – others because they have encountered a sudden crisis in their lives. Some people just want to de-stress and improve their lives. The Workshops are designed for people with mild to moderate stress, anxiety or depression – subject to meeting the acceptance criteria.

On the Workshops, you will learn:

  • Powerful breathing exercises to calm the mind and reduce levels of stress, anxiety and depression – These involve advanced Yoga breathing techniques, meditation, and relaxation.
  • The main breathing exercise you will learn is Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY). This is a comprehensive programme derived from yoga, which has been shown to be of benefit in numerous high stress environments.
  • Guided meditations and processes that calm the mind
  • Skills for handling negative emotions and everyday situations
  • Practical points on how to improve work and interpersonal relationships
  • Techniques to strengthen the relationship between mind and body.

You will be taught breathing and meditation techniques for physical and mental relaxation, combined with simple information that equips you with the skills required to handle the common emotional and psychological responses to challenging situations.

The Workshop focuses on your state of mind, encouraging you to think positively. Once you have learnt the breathing and other techniques, they are easy for you to use at home on a daily basis, using our online web application.  The more you practice, the greater the benefit.

All workshops will be held over three consecutive days and taught in groups of up to twenty people, which is good for motivating everyone and makes it more fun.

 

NOTE: In order to benefit from this programme, You need to make sure you are available to attend all of these sessions:

Wednesday 16:00 – 21:00
Thursday 16:00 to 21:00
Friday  14:00 to 21:00
September 9th – 11th (Dates may be subject to change)
October 7th – 9th (Dates may be subject to change)
November 4th – 6th (Dates may be subject to change)

12 Continuing Professional Development Points Per 3 Day Course

Workshop Dates:

Primary Care Courses across North Kent:

(All courses take place from 4pm – 9pm)

May 12th, 13th, 14th Eastgate, 141 Springhead Parkway, Northfleet, DA11 8AD
May 26th, 27th, 28th Bridgewood Manor Hotel – Near Bluebell Hill, Walderslade Woods, Chatham ME5 9AX
June 9th, 10th, 11th Hempstead House – London Rd, Bapchild, Sittingbourne ME9 9PP
23rd, 24th, 25th Bridgewood Manor Hotel – Near Bluebell Hill, Walderslade Woods, Chatham ME5 9AX

Courses for Medway Hospital Staff

All courses to be held at Bridgewood Manor Hotel (Near Bluebell Hill, Walderslade Woods, Chatham ME5 9AX)

(All courses take place from 9am – 2pm, Fri, Saturday and Sunday)

Month Dates
May 7th, 8th, 9th
May 21st, 22nd, 23rd
June 18th, 19th, 20th

KINDLY NOTE: We have a limited number of spaces available, each of which have been fully funded. In order to ensure we can maximise on the opportunity for NHS healthcare professionals to attend, please do not book a course unless you are able to attend all three scheduled sessions

A Certified Instructor will facilitate all sessions and ensure that you arecomfortable and confident with practicing the breathing techniques.

You will be given a set of questionnaires to complete at several stages throughout the programme. Each of these questionnaires will be completed online and will help us determine the benefit the programme has on improving well being and reducing stress and burnout.

You will also be invited to attend a focus group after your workshop. This will allow us to collate your feedback and help us improve the programme over time.

Once you have completed the three day workshop, you are welcome to attend our free follow up sessions that take place virtually every Tuesday evening from 8:30pm – 9:30pm.

Location

Covid – 19 Secure Venues

Email Address: manage.yourmind@nhs.net

How to join the workshop

CLICK HERE to register for the next NHS Professionals Workshop

Note: Before your registration can be accepted you MUST agree to the following:

◦ Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policy & Health Privacy Policy (available here)
◦ You are currently working as an NHS professional
◦ You understand and confirm that you need to attend all three days of the course

• Once you have submitted your online registration, subject to being accepted, you will receive an email with details of what to bring with you when you start the workshop.
• Our Workshop is not suitable for all. Unfortunately we CANNOT help those who:

◦ Have Psychosis or Suicidal thoughts
◦ Are on Lithium or other tranquilizing and antipsychotic drugs
◦ Are addicted to drugs or alcohol
◦ Aged < 16 years
◦ Pregnant Women
◦ Have had surgery 8 weeks before starting the MYM Programme
◦ Or if your needs fall outside our range

Although people have experienced great results by attending Manage Your Mind, please understand that results are not guaranteed and this programme may not been suitable for everyone. In order to ensure you gain maximum benefit from attending, we would encourage you to ensure you attend all three days of the programme.

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