“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― Jon Kabat-Zinn,
Learning to focus on the here and now can help to improve concentration and regular mindful practice can boost our feelings of wellbeing, helping to manage the distractions in our day to day life.
Why not try a half-hour mindfulness session to relax, recharge and refocus?
Sessions for students take place during term time in the Breathing Space (Portland Building), beginners are welcome and you can book a place via MyGateway.
Our DMU Mindfulness practioners have also produced a series of podcasts for you. They are a useful resource you can choose to access at any time. Each one offers a guided meditation that will help you to take a break and connect with your breathing.
There are a range of podcasts available which focus on bringing your attention to the present moment. Why not try Natalie's 10-minute mindfulness and meditation session, or join Wellbeing Officer Pete for a body and breath awareness meditation session?
It's important to note that, whilst mindfulness and meditation is used by thousands of people around the world to reduce stress and support wellbeing, if you are currently experiencing mental health concerns, mindfulness may not be appropriate for you at this time. Please seek advice from your GP or mental health professional before undertaking this session. If you begin to feel uncomfortable at any point during this virtual session open your eyes and end your practice.
Support options can be found from Every Mind Matters or DMU students can find out here about Wellbeing support.