Mindfulness for staff wellbeing

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to, and seeing clearly whatever is happening in our lives. It will not eliminate lifes pressures, but it can help us respond to them in a calmer manner that benefits our heart, head and body. It helps us recognise and step away from habitual, often unconscious emotional and physiological reactions to everyday events. It provides us with a scientifically-researched approach to cultivating clarity, insight, and understanding. Practicing mindfulness allows us to be fully present in our life and work and improve our quality of life.

The Nottingham Centre for Mindfulness has expanded its services to make mindfulness available to all health and social care staff across Nottinghamshire. We are now offering  offering mindfulness interventions in collaboration with NHS England Staff Wellbeing Hubs.

Please see below for further details and contact hubmindfulness@nottshc.nhs.uk to book onto the workshops or courses.

See our Mindfulness session with John Brewin and Paul Devlin


Mindfulness drop-in sessions

You can access the 15 minute sessions via Microsoft Teams. Check the Trust intranet for more details.


Mindfulness workshops

These two-hour workshops will be delivered via Microsoft Teams and will include short mindfulness practices, additional resources and advice on where to find support.

  • Mindfulness for wellbeing
  • Mindfulness for self compassion
  • Mindful eating
  • Mindfulness for the menopause
  • Mindfulness for Leader’s

To find out more and to book your place email hubmindfulness@nottshc.nhs.uk.


Mindfulness based courses for staff


Nottingham Centre for Mindfulness is offering three mindfulness based courses free to staff in the Trust:

  1. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) for depression - eight week course of two hour sessions. This course is for anyone who is experiencing stress and low mood and wishes to enhance their general wellbeing. The course combines mindfulness meditation with cognitive therapy exercises which enable us to become more aware of our mind and body and begin to dissolve some of our unhelpful habits of thinking and behaving. The course offers the potential for you to live with a greater sense of ease and appreciation in your life. In order to develop the skills involved up to an hour's daily home practice is required. To find out more and to book your place email hubmindfulness@nottshc.nhs.uk.
  2. Mindfulness for daily living - six week course of one hour sessions combining short meditation practices and developing mindful awareness in daily life. Practising ways of stepping out of automatic pilot can increase our awareness and enable us to live life more fully. In order to develop the skills involved, up to 30 minutes' daily home practice is required. To find out more and to book your place email hubmindfulness@nottshc.nhs.uk.
  3. Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for life (MBCT-L) - eight week course of two hours a week, offers mindfulness practices and cognitive behavioural exercises that can enhance our wellbeing. As we cultivate attitudes of interest and friendliness toward all of our experiences, whether pleasant or unpleasant, we learn skills for keeping our balance through life’s ups and downs. When difficulties arise, we learn to respond skilfully and engage with what is most important to us, opening to moments of joy, contentment, and gratitude.
  4. Mindfulness Frame by Frame - 8 Week Course - This is a new eight-week course of two hour weekly sessions is developed by Mark Williams and colleagues, designed for those who have already completed a mindfulness-based programme and want to explore mindfulness more deeply.

    It is informed by recent psychological findings revealing that our understanding of the world is dominated by imagining how we can take action within it, coloured by what is called ‘feeling tone’; the sense of how pleasant or unpleasant each moment is for us. Greater awareness of the ‘feeling tone’ of each moment can support us in getting the most out of our experiences.

    During the eight weekly sessions, you will learn meditations that prepare you for, then help you tune in to feeling tone, frame by frame. This provides an opportunity to see more clearly both the tipping points for distress and exhaustion, and also how to flourish by freeing yourself to appreciate life again, even in the midst of difficulty.



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