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A free mindfulness course to help you during lockdown and beyond

Learn to build emotional resilience and wellbeing during this challenging time.

If you’re struggling emotionally just now, you’re not alone.

Our brains are not wired for uncertainty and lack of control, both of which are key features of the current Covid-19 situation. This creates a lot of challenges both mentally and emotionally.

We want to use our know-how to help all of you who may be struggling. So we’ve developed a free online mindfulness course to support you.

How it works

You can join anytime, study at your own pace, and access the materials 24/7 on your laptop, smartphone or tablet.

What you’ll learn

The course covers three elements. You’ll learn how to:

Keep your mind focused

We’ll show you how to use your mind, body, breath and senses to pay attention to the present. This can stop you going into worry mode, quieting the worrying thoughts that can lead us into deeper anxiety.

Activate the soothing part of your nervous system

We’ll teach you simple breathing exercises to calm your fight or flight response. Doing this helps keep our rational brain functioning, improving our resilience. It’s really helpful whenever you’re angry, anxious, or upset.

Build positive emotions and thoughts

When we feel emotions like compassion, gratitude and kindness, it has a positive effect on the whole body. Our brains release the happy hormones dopamine and oxytocin. We’ll show you there are ways we can intentionally cause them to flow.

To join the free course

I’m Colette, a lecturer within the University’s School of Education. It’s a pleasure to be able to offer you this course for free. I’ve been teaching mindfulness for over 20 years, specialising in mindfulness in education and the workplace.

Colette Savage, your course tutor

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