SPECIALISING IN HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS
Tackling compassion fatigue and burn out
We have been running courses of healthcare staff for several years in London and now we are bringing our highly rated course to Bristol!
Having worked in the NHS for many years we understand the pressures on healthcare staff.
We have tailored out course to specialise in supporting people who work in the pressured and fast paced environment of the NHS.
WE KNOW THE BENEFIT OF MINDFULNESS
That's why we offer a 20% discount to NHS staff
Mindfulness has been proven to increase compassion, resilience and decrease stress.
As researchers we have carried out research into the effect of mindfulness on NHS staff. Staff have reported enjoying their jobs more. They also noticed increased compassion for patients, especially in interactions that previously they had found challenging.
Growing up I was surrounded by many school teachers in my family. I saw first hand the burnout that can occur in caring professions. Since then I myself have worked for many years in healthcare. Again in this role I have seen the effect of working in a stressful environment and going above and beyond for those we care for. This inspired me to find research supported techniques to tackle burnout in those in caring professions within our society.
Mindfulness supports resilience and compassion in those who practice it. It enables practitioners to support their own well-being and maintain their own resources while increasing their compassion to support those that they care for.
I specialise in mindfulness for health care professionals and have been teaching mindfulness to NHS staff since 2014. I also carried out research in this area.
I have been practising mindfulness myself for 20 years. I have received training to work with children and adults. I have received training from the University of Bangor, Oxford University, The Mindfulness Association (linked to Aberdeen University) and the Mindfulness in Schools Project. I have also received meditation training from many Buddhist teachers including Theravadan Thai monks, the western school of Triratna, as well as other Buddhist teachers and western teachers.
Research has shown that caring for those in pain, we experience part of their pain ourselves. As anyone who has worked in a caring role will know. Research has also shown that through the practice of compassion taught in mindfulness we can learn to experience love rather than pain while caring for others.
The mindfulness-based learning course is designed for everybody, it is not a therapeutic course which requires self identification as stressed or as struggling with mental health problems. Rather it is a course designed to create lifelong mindfulness. It also has a particular emphasis on compassion which is key for those working in healthcare roles.