Monthly Mindful Monday – Responding to Burnout

Taster/Continued Practice Online
7th November 2022
20:00 to 21:00
£10 – 15

UK based Mindfulness Training

Taster Session | Introductory Workshop | Course | Nurturing Continued Practice

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Monthly Mindful Mondays

… exploring real life topics through the lens of mindfulness.

Responding to Burnout

Burnout is characterized by feelings of exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism towards work; alongside a sense of reduced professional efficacy.

It can sometimes feel easier to avoid acknowledging that we are struggling or maybe believe that we just need to ‘try harder’ or ‘pull ourselves together’; all understandable yet ultimately unhelpful responses, ultimately risking longer term health problems.

Whilst never easy, approached mindfully burnout offers opportunities not only to bring greater focus to our health and wellbeing but also to experience personal growth, even bringing professional benefits too, particularly for those in roles which involve caring for others.

What will this session offer?

  • A better understanding of mindfulness.
  • An ability to recognise burnout
  • An appreciation of opportunities to respond mindfully to burnout.

Monthly Mindful Mondays

This session forms part of our Monthly Mindful Mondays which generally run on the first Monday of each month * from 8 – 9pm.

  • 7th March – Approaching Anxiety Mindfully
  • 9th May – Mindfulness and Sleep
  • 6th June – Mindfulness and Exercise
  • 4th July – Inner Confidence
  • 5th September – Meditation and the Inner Critic
  • 3rd October – Deep Work
  • 7th November – Responding to Burnout
  • 5th December – Mindful Listening

Sessions will include a mixture of teaching, guided meditations and reflection space and will be led by either Robert Broughton or Sally Roberts in line with their particular areas of practice.

If you are new to mindfulness you can expect to

  • understand some of the common misconceptions about mindfulness,
  • be given some protected space to explore the session topic, and
  • make informed decisions as to next steps.

If you already have an established meditation practice these sessions offer a regular opportunity to

  • prioritise your practice
  • connect with like-minded people
  • integrate mindful awareness into different areas of your life.

*excluding January, Easter and August.

Researched benefits of a regular mindfulness practice include:

  • a greater capacity for relaxation and calmness
  • less worry, anxiety and lower instances of depressive episodes
  • enhanced emotional agility, resourcefulness and resilience
  • improved self-confidence, engagement and creativity
  • better sleep quality, clearer thinking and decision making.

Please don’t forget…

As with any other skill mindfulness takes time to be learned. Whilst people may well experience a change in ‘state’ as a result of introductory sessions or ad-hoc use of an app, the researched benefits of mindfulness come from the regular practice of mindfulness meditation and the possibility of changes in ‘trait’**.

More in depth mindfulness training (both through our public and workplace programmes) is available for those looking to develop a regular meditation practice, either as a means of nurturing health and wellbeing or of developing inner resources and competencies for an ever-changing and sometimes challenging world.

“…the most important thing is to invest in emotional intelligence and mental balance, because the hardest challenges will be psychological” -Yuval Noah Harari

** ‘From States to Traits: the Latest Science on What Meditation can and Can’t Do’

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