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FROM STRESS TO CALM

Date and time: Tuesday 21 November 2017, 9.30am-4.30pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, 1.01, CSED Training Room

Facilitator: Steve Oldfield, CSED

How to book: michelle.jones@uea.ac.uk or book online 


A stress management workshop to help you identify what causes stress for you, to know what happens when you are stressed, and to learn practical methods for reducing its impact and bringing a greater feeling of calm into your life.  This is an opportunity for you to step out of your normal routine and acquire some tools and techniques to help you counter potentially harmful stress and become calmer.  We work on breathing, meditation, visualization, deep relaxation, changing perceptions, facing fears, laughter, being more positive and taking action.

Other information: All materials, refreshments and a buffet lunch are provided.

 
 
 

INTRODUCTION TO MINDFULNESS 

Date and time: Wednesdays 25 October and 1 & 8 November 2017, 9.30am-12.30pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, 1.01, CSED Training Room apart from 8 November which is in LSB 0.18

Repeated: Fridays 23 February and 2 & 9 March 2018, 9.30am-12.30pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, 1.01, CSED Training Room

Facilitator: Steve Oldfield, CSED

How to book: michelle.jones@uea.ac.uk or book online 


Mindfulness is about deliberately paying attention to our experience in the present moment, and consciously living life rather than operating on ‘auto-pilot’ with our mind fixated on the past or future.  It is about being able to examine our thoughts, emotions and sensations non-judgementally with curiosity and kindness.  We look at some of the evidence and ideas behind mindfulness practice, and encourage you to try it yourself.  Through breathing, body-scanning, gentle movement and meditation we explore how to bring mindfulness into everyday work and life, and benefit from decreased stress levels, increased autonomy, greater resilience, improved concentration and a better sense of balance.

 
 
 

MAKING YOUR THINKING WORK FOR YOU: POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 

Date and time: Thursday 23 November 2017, 9.30am-4.15pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Karyn Prentice, Fletcher Prentice & Associates

How to book: michelle.jones@uea.ac.uk or book online 


We look at the science of Positive Psychology and its focus on working from strengths to access potential and enable people to be the best they can be. The workshop includes the study of positive experiences such as joy, contentment, optimism and flow at a personal and a group level. This is reinforced by a commitment to a strong scientific research bias.  We look at the key aspects of positive psychology and the contribution it makes to well–being and resilience. You can sample a selection of positive psychology exercises and techniques.

 

BUILDING RESILIENCE 

Date and time: Wednesday 8 November 2017, 9.30am-12.30pm

Venue: Queens Building, 0.17

Repeated: Wednesday 7 March 2018, 9.30am-12.30pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitator: Jane Lawrence, STS

How to book: t.york@uea.ac.uk or book online


This 3-hour workshop has been developed for staff:

  • to explore the connection between emotional health and resilience and to understand how resilience can positively, and very substantially, impact our daily lives
  • to assess – confidentially – their own resilience skills and vulnerabilities
  • to recognise indicators of stress, practical ways to address that stress, and use sources of support to their maximum value
  • to learn how to increase their current level of resilience.

Also: Staff interested in increasing their awareness of mental health and well-being issues can attend the ‘Mental Health Awareness’ course

 

ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE

Date and times: Thursdays 9 November, 16 November, 23 November, 30 November 2017, 12.30-1.30pm (as four individual one hour sessions)

Repeated: Tuesdays 13 March and 20 March 2018, 10.30am-12.30pm (as two a and b sessions in each 2 hour slot)

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Breakout Room, 1.10

Facilitator: Jonathan Drake

How to book: michelle.jones@uea.ac.uk or book online  

Other information: Participants must attend all sessions


This four-hour introduction to the Alexander Technique (AT) improves postural balance, mind/body use in the workplace and stress management.  Excessive muscle tension and pain interferes with optimal functioning. We improve functioning and well-being so that staff can perform better at work.

SESSION 1A: How stress impacts on the neck muscles and head balance. The semi-supine position for relieving tension in the neck, shoulders and lower back.

SESSION 1B: The ‘active’ sitting model of ergonomics: how to arrange your workstation to minimise RSI and desk-work related problems.

SESSION 2A: Use of the body as a whole in everyday movements – standing, bending and lifting.

SESSION 2B: Why more movement is necessary for long-term health benefits; why mindless exercising can cause more problems than it solves. 

 
 

THIRD PHASE PROGRAMME (RETIREMENT)

Date and time: Thursday 24 May 2018, 9.30am-4.30pm

Venue: Enterprise Centre, CSED Training Room, 1.01

Facilitators: Geoff Catchpole and Margaret Hutt, Focus for Change and Jon Cliston, Independent Financial Advisor

How to book: michelle.jones@uea.ac.uk or book online

Life is for living and while some enjoy the leisured freedom they have always prized, others grasp the challenge of new interests, or find it rewarding to utilise a lifetime of knowledge and skills to contribute to the community or generate income.  All these issues and more make up this friendly, interactive programme led by experienced Focus for Change presenters. It might be helpful to consider these questions:

  • What do you really want from this next and most rewarding of phases?
  • What are your priorities?
  • How will you adapt to this major life change?
  • What will be the daily structure?
  • How will you use the quality time available?
 
 

WALK THE LABYRINTH

Join CSED colleague Steve Oldfield and enjoy a lunchtime Labyrinth Walk at the Multifaith Centre.

Walking the ancient path can promote relaxation, reflection, problem-solving, and inspiration.  It’s also fun!

Steve hosts sessions at lunchtimes several times during the year.

For details and dates visit the website at www.uea.ac.uk/csed/resources/labyrinth or contact Steve (s.oldfield@uea.ac.uk) if you have any questions.