Online Mindfulness Session
What is Mindfulness?
We are bringing in Dr. Michael Roberts of the Mindfuless Tree to deliver a free digital session on Mindfulness exclusively for Coventry University Students. This session is inclusive to all, from those who have practised Mindfulness to those who have never heard of it before! In recent years mindfulness practise has been used to help relieve stress through utilising several techniques to find what works best for the individual.
Michael Roberts describes Mindfulness as...
"Mindfulness is the art of showing up for our lives. Famous teacher Jon Kabat-Zinn describes it as paying attention on purpose, in the present-moment and without judgement. Most of the time, we are not present. We are ruminating over the past, or worrying about the future, obsessed and controlled by our stories, opinions and fears. To practice mindfulness is to step outside of this whirlwind. When we practice, we are coming out of our stories about life, and into our experience of life as it is now. This is the essence of mindfulness – to rest in the present moment, in the senses, and be curious about what we find there. Mindfulness is not about what should be or what might be, but what is."
What are the benefits of Mindfulness?
Mindfulness can show effects quickly or slowly. It is a very personal practice, with everyone experiencing something different. However, research suggests that mindfulness can:
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Increase concentration and focus
- Promote physical and psychological well-being
- Develop emotional resilience
- Reduce blood pressure
- Promote compassion for self and others and make compassion more effective
- Help individuals move beyond insomnia
- Improve physical performance in sports
This session is free for all Coventry University students and staff and is part of our World Mental Health Day activities and campaigns. The session is paid for through the Community and Inclusion budget.
To get your free ticket, sign in using your University email address and password and click the free ticket option. Once complete, you will receive a confirmation email.
We will then send out the Zoom link to all those with a ticket before the activity begins, so make sure you block the time from your calendar!
This is a relaxed session and there will be no requirement for you to have your camera or microphone on.