Mindfulness for Change Workshop

10th anniversary event York University
18 March 2019
From 14:00 yo 17:00
From £10 (discount options available)
Mindfulness for change

A 10 Year Anniversary Introductory event offered in partnership with the University of York

Cultivating Inner Resources to Navigate Change

Workshop Overview

Change plays an unavoidable role in our personal and professional lives but how change-wise are we as individuals? And how ‘brain friendly’* are we when it comes to managing change at work?

Day to day demands mean we can easily overlook the importance of understanding change and of consciously cultivating practical change management skills.

During this introductory workshop we will explore

  • The nature of change in our personal and professional lives
  • The neuroscience of change
  • Organisational management of change
  • Mindfulness as an inner resource to navigate change
  • Some of the common misconceptions about mindfulness
  • Next steps for those that would like to learn mindfulness.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is ideal for those interested in exploring their personal relationship to change and those involved in organisational approaches to change. It is an opportunity to take time to explore the topic of change and how we might support both ourselves and those around us during times of change.

Whilst there are opportunities to go on to learn mindfulness there is no expectation to do so – curious/sceptics welcome.

Next Steps

Those that would like to begin to practice mindfulness or explore the topic of change within an existing meditation practice may wish to consider attending an 8-week Mindfulness for Personal and Professional Change (MfC) course, offering an opportunity to

  • explore our personal and professional relationship to change
  • develop inner resources to support us through times of change, and
  • cultivate skills supportive of bringing about values-based change in our personal and professional lives.

Format of the Workshop

This afternoon workshop will begin promptly at 2pm so we recommend arriving 15 minutes early. Please be aware that whilst we will take a short break mid-afternoon refreshments will not be provided, drinks are however readily available to purchase nearby. The workshop will conclude at 5pm. The session will consist of a mixture of presentation, group discussion and gentle meditation exercises.

The Facilitator

As a Mindfulness Instructor at the Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion Sally Roberts speaks regularly about mindfulness in a variety of settings. A former HR Manager (MCIPD) Sally has taught over 50 mindfulness courses and is passionate about mindfulness in the workplace. Examples of the Centre’s work are shared as contributory authors in Chapman-Clarke’s ‘Mindfulness in the Workplace: An Evidence-based Approach to Improving Wellbeing and Maximizing Performance’.

Frequently Asked Questions…

Is there disabled access to the venue?

The venue is accessible.

What further information will I receive?

All our delegates receive “Joining Advice” one week before their course commences. This email will include information on the class schedule, venue and facilities.

What is your cancellation policy?

10 Year Anniversary Events

Please note that no refunds will be offered for our 10 Year Anniversary events, given the discounted rates of £10 per person or less being offered.

If your attendance is being subsidised by your employer we ask that you let us know if you are no longer able to attend so that someone else can be offered the opportunity to do so.

Other Events

If you decide to cancel your place, you will receive:

  • A full refund (minus a £5 administration fee) provided we receive notice of your cancellation a least 14 days’ before the workshop date
  • A 50% refund if we receive 13 – 7 days’ notice
  • No refund if we receive less than 7 days’ notice

In the case that the workshop is cancelled by The Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion, all workshop fees will be refunded in full.

I am considering training to teach mindfulness, will this course enable me to do this?

For those looking to teach mindfulness we would recommend having a look at the UK Network for Mindfulness Based Teacher Training Organisations which gives guidance on good practice and teacher training organisations within the UK. An 8-week MBSR, MBCT or 10-week MBLC course is generally considered a good starting point and often a pre-requisite to attending teaching training. Given several of our courses are adaptations of the traditional 8 week format, if you are looking to follow a particular training route it is worth checking any stipulated pre-requisites with your training provider.

My organisation are interested in/supportive of mindfulness – do you offer in-house training?

Yes we offer a full range of in-house mindfulness training, including stress reduction, resilience, change management, compassionate care, creativity and leadership development. Introductory workshops are an important first step for those wishing to offer mindfulness training. Please see our workplace webpage or get in touch for further information. We have also agreed employee discounts with a number of local organisations. If you are unsure as to whether or not your organisation has this offer in place please check with your HR/Staff Benefits/Management team.

What is your privacy policy?

We recognize the importance of protecting your personal information and are committed to processing it responsibly and in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Please click on the link below to see our Privacy Statement which describes what happens to any personal data that you give to us, or any that we may collect from or about you. It applies to all courses and services, and instances where we collect your personal data: https://yorkmbsr.co.uk/privacy-policy

If you have a question which has not been answered,

further FAQs are available on our website or you can contact us directly at relax@yorkmbsr.co.uk.