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Mindfulness Sessions to help Orkney Students

Exam time is stressful but help is on hand at Orkney College UHI where students are being offered sessions in Mindfulness. Three sessions will take place at Orkney College from 12 – 1pm:

  • Wednesday 26th April
  • Wednesday 3rd May
  • Wednesday 10th May

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness

image copyright of Heidi Forbes Öste

First Psychology Scotland tells us:

“Mindfulness has its roots in ancient practices of Buddhism. We all have negative thoughts and these can lead to negative feelings and beliefs. These feelings and beliefs are not necessarily reality – they are created by our minds. People who practise mindfulness regularly will learn to recognise these thoughts as ‘creations’, rather than automatically accepting them as the truth. This can have a huge impact on how you feel and respond to things in day to day life.”

“As you become more mindful, you will learn to accept your thoughts as digressions of the mind and will be able to allow them to pass in and out of your head freely. You will begin to appreciate how your mood is affected by these thoughts. Mindfulness therefore can be an extremely powerful way of becoming more calm and peaceful in your everyday life.”

The sessions at Orkney College UHI will cover:

Session 1:  an introduction to mindfulness, a meditation about staying in the present, focusing on experiencing the now

Session 2: avoiding procrastination, and in staying in the moment day to day

Session 3:  compassion towards yourself and others

Take home exercises will  be provided so that students will be able to apply what they have experienced  at the sessions.

Students who are interested or who would like more information should contact ewan.kennedy@uhi.ac.uk or visit the Face Book page 

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1 reply »

  1. That image is particularly good. The thought-bubble on the left is what happens when folk go for a walk with Facebook and photo-opportunities in their heads. The thought-bubble on the right is when folk just………..go for a walk – preferably with their ‘phone switched off.

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