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Learning to Self-Care - 5 Day Course | AL1 3UD | Saturday, 09. May 2020

As healthcare professional the concept of self-care is something most of us struggle with because we are trained and conditioned to care for others. Yet, our self-care has never been more critical. We too are human, we are not immune to life's travails.
This is a 5 day course that has been created for healthcare professionals who wish to enhance their general physical and mental wellbeing. 
The course is underpinned by Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) principles as it combines guided mindfulness meditation practices with cognitive psycho-education. You will gain some resources and life skills that will support and sustain your wellbeing in the long term.  
The aim of this course is to promote self awareness of mind and body through the cultivation of mindful awareness. In so doing you will learn to nurture the balance between the DOING and the BEING modes of mind. 

What will you learn?

To step out of auto-pilot
To see things as they really are
To accept yourself as you are
To respond skilfully when faced with difficult situations
To be kind and compassionate to yourself
To put your oxygen mask on first.
Increased awareness of the relationship between your body and mind
Increased awareness of your thoughts and feelings and how they can affect your behaviour
Increased awareness of stress triggers and how they manifest in the body
Increased ability to step out of unhelpful habitual patterns of behaviour.

The course is delivered conveniently on Saturdays as 5 fortnightly all day sessions over an 8 week period. Home practice in between sessions forms a core element of the course. 
St Albans City station is a 25 minute train journey from King's Cross London, and the venue is only 8 minute walk from the train station.

Numbers are limited so early booking is advisable.
Dr Wendy Molefi
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