Topic:  Mindfulness, a resource for resilience – Dr. Stuart Baker

Session Summary:  This session will be an interactive and experiential introduction, giving you a felt sense of how a mindfulness practice may bring a wide range of benefits from increasing self-awareness, to gaining a greater sense of control where you can respond to rather than react to situations. There will be a focus on developing skills to feel more settled and how to calm a busy mind so as to gain a greater sense of peace and focus. We will also explore how these skills and practices might contribute to developing a greater sense of personal resilience.

Biography:  Dr Stuart Baker is a psychologist, coach and mindfulness trainer for a wide range of clients, including NHS primary care trusts and private practice. Stuart has a particular interest in mindfulness meditation, which he researched as part of his Psychology Doctorate. He incorporates mindfulness in working with individual clients and teaches Mindfulness Based Stress reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) courses to therapists, coaches, the general public and organisations. Prior to becoming a psychologist Stuart qualified as an economist and spent 20 years working in large corporates.

Who might be most interested: Academics, practitioners, researchers, students, parents, carers, community workers, volunteers, public sector workers, young people and service users.

This session took place on Monday 17 November 2014.

The Resilience Forum is for ANYBODY (with a pulse!) involved with or interested in resilience research!

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