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“Our mindful community has been a lifeline in a year of confusion, uncertainty, and anxiety.”

Published Tuesday, 9th November, 2021 in University news

With term well underway, to help keep your workload from taking over, it’s important that you take some time off to focus on your wellbeing. City’s Centre for Mindfulness Research (CEMR)’s mindfulness lunchtime drop-in sessions are open to all students and a great way to do this.

Since Autumn 2019, the CEMR has been facilitating free mindfulness practice opportunities to focus on your wellbeing, make space for community, friendly smiles, and self-care.  After moving online as a result of the pandemic, the CEMR increased the number of drop-in sessions for students and staff to enable more people to participate.

The lunchtime mindfulness sessions enable you to find mental peace in the middle of your workdays and help maintain City's culture of care through the connections made and strengthened in the sessions. They will help you to unwind and manage stress more effectively.

One participant, Lydia Shellien-Walker, shared in a recent story:

Our mindful community has been a lifeline in a year of confusion, uncertainty, and anxiety...They have provided a much-needed space to stop, to connect and to breathe.

Sessions take place for half an hour from 12:30 – 1pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except Bank Holidays) and are still being delivered online. For details on how to join the sessions, contact Dr Jutta Tobias Mortlock.

For more details, please visit CEMR website.