From our Outdoor Wellbeing Hub in a private corner of the beautiful and nourishing surroundings of Holme Pierrepont Hall I offer a space for regular practitioner self-care, using a mix of mindfulness practices and teaching informed by the evidence-based 8 Week Mindfulness Courses (MBCT and MBSR).
Front-line NHS practitioners describe at times suffering from 'compassion fatigue', and mindfulness is an approach that speaks to this by encouraging a focus on self-compassion: how can we care for and be empathic with others if we cannot show care and empathy for ourselves? Along the way we cover mindfulness-informed techniques for relating to patients differently, being more present and more empathic.
Mindfulness training builds resilience. We know this from lived experience, but also from the weight of clinical, psychological and neuroscientific literature.
The NCGPA team come together once a month for a two hour session.
This time is focused on their wellbeing and resilience.
SPLWs and HWCs do incredible work in primary care, signposting and supporting patients towards community-based health and wellbeing solutions, but holding people with often complex, chronic physical and emotional needs can be heavy, demanding work which can take a toll on practitioners. This is a space and an opportunity for them to regroup, pause and reset.
Often working alone in GP surgeries, the Social Prescriber Link Workers across the 12 Rushcliffe GP surgeries come together once a month to help reconnect as a team and to share some time and space for self-care.
A mix of mindfulness practices (sitting, moving, walking) and teaching on core mindfulness principles not only gives them space in which to breathe, but also skills for their own resilience.
It also equips them with mindfulness-informed techniques which can be used in their work with clients.
If distance is an issue for you, making a 2 hour session unfeasible, please contact me for more details about my full day Mindfulness for Wellbeing Retreat option.
From the moment they arrive, my guests are held in a very special, very nourishing environment.
My Outdoor Wellbeing Hub offers something very different, helping guests to ground themselves.
I am very pleased to be registered with BAMBA to teach mindfulness, having undergone a recognised mindfulness teacher training pathway.