A UCLH bespoke mindfulness programme for working compassionately and sustainably 

  • An introduction to mindfulness – mind fitness:

  • Course timetable

    Date and location
    Monday 6 February: 4.00pm-5:00pm
    Ground floor meeting room, 250 Euston Road
    Monday 20 February: 2.30pm - 3.30pm
    Chairman's and chief executive's meeting room, 2nd Floor central, 250 Euston Road
    Wednesday 8th March: 12.30pm-1.30pm
    Small meeting room UCLH Trustees, 5th Floor East, 250 Euston Road
    Wednesday 15 March: 10.30am-11.30am
    Large meeting room UCLH Trustees, 5th Floor East, 250 Euston Road
    Wednesday 22 March: 4.00pm-5.00pm
    Large meeting room UCLH Trustees, 5th Floor East, 250 Euston Road
    Monday 27 March: 2.00pm-3.00pm
    Seminar room 1, Education Centre, 250 Euston Road
    Monday 3 April: 3.00pm-4.00pm
    Seminar room 1, Education Centre, 250 Euston Road
  • Week by week information

  • Week 1: Introduction to meditation practice: turning inwards

  • Week 2: Deeper noticing

    Informal practice: STOP
    S= Stop (Pause) and interrupt your automatic pilot by concentrating on the present moment
    T= Take a breath/ moment and bring your focus to the experience of the in-breath and out-breath
    O= Open to observation What am I seeing sensing smelling feeling hearing thinking?
    P= Proceed more effectively

    All our feelings, thoughts and sensations
    are like the weather that passes through
    without affecting the nature of the sky itself.

    The clouds, winds, snow, and rainbows come and go,
    but the sky is always simply itself,
    as it were, a “container” for these passing phenomena.

    We practice to let our minds be that sky,
    and to let all these mental and physical phenomena arise
    and vanish like the changing weather.

    In this way,
    our minds can remain balanced and centred,
    without getting swept away
    in the drama of every passing storm.

    Seagal, Williams and Teasdale 2002
    Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

  • Week 3 - Loving Kindness & Compassion For A Loved One

    Coming soon...

    “The key thing with this practice is that you’re setting an intention to cultivate thoughts of loving kindness and compassion for a loved one. There’s no need to worry if those thoughts don’t spontaneously appear, it’s simply setting the intention that’s important. The practice asks you to choose a ‘loved one’, so start with someone for whom it will be easy for you to evoke feelings of loving kindness – warmth, tenderness, perhaps safety too. It can be helpful to choose someone who you have a fairly uncomplicated relationship with. You can choose any person – a partner, family member, friend, cultural or spiritual figure or a pet. To begin with it can be hard to settle on one person, but trust that whoever comes to mind is a person you can work with in this practice. It is useful to stick with one person per practice but feel free to change to a different person if it’s not quiet sitting well with you. When the practice says to imagine the person, it’s refers more to sensing or imagining, rather than a clear image. We all sense and imagine things differently, some more abstractly than others.”

    Download this pdf: A randomized controlled trial of compassion cultivaton training: Effects on mindfulness, affect, and emotion regulation

  • Week 4 - Self Compassion

  • Week 5 - Loving Kindness for Yourself

  • Week 6 - Shared Common Humanity and Broadening

  • Week 7 - Active Compassion

  • Week 8 - Integrated Daily Practice

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