Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information

 

Disclaimer** Please note – During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Counselling Service is offering  alternative services; therefore the content of this page may not be up-to-date.  Please see our home page for  our current services.

30.04.2020:

Face to face Building Resilience lectures, iCan Workshops, Groups and Mindfulness Meditation sessions have now been suspended to the end of the academic year. 

 

Mindfulness sessions are available via Zoom and Building Resilience lectures are available via powerpoint - see below for further info:

 

Building Resilience presentations available by clicking below.

Building Resilience 1:  Mananging my stress

click here for powerpoint with voiceover

Building Resilience 2:  Mananging my low mood

click here for powerpoint with additional notes (no voiceover)

Building Resilience 3:  Managing my anxiety

click here for powerpoint

 

Online Mindfulness Meditation Sessions for students based in the UK 

Date: Tuesdays:

5 May - session fully booked

12 May - session fully booked

19 May - session fully booked

26 May

 

Time: 11.30am to 12.20pm

 

Venue: Via Zoom – please email counselling@bangor.ac.uk to express your interest and then you will be added to the Mindfulness Drop-in Team Group and will receive an invite to join the event.

 Suitable for complete beginners and for those who have some prior experience of Mindfulness or other forms of meditation.

Each Session will have a period of guided meditation the then a few minutes of reflection and questions at the end. A variety of different practices are taught during the sessions.

What is Mindfulness and how can it benefit you?

 

  • Mindfulness is developed by purposefully paying attention in a non-judgmental way to your experience of your body, your mind and the world around you. 
  • Mindfulness is about being awake and aware and living in the present, rather than dwelling in the past or anticipating the future. 
  • Staying in touch with the present in this way, from one moment to the next, may lead you to experience yourself differently, perhaps feeling less stuck, or recognising more strength, balance and confidence in yourself. 
  • Mindfulness is taught through meditation skills which include bringing attention to the breath and the body during stillness and movement.

 

Benefits of practicing mindfulness may include:

 

  • An increased ability to cope effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations. This may be particularly important in this current coronvirus crisis.
  • Greater self-confidence, more acceptance of self and more acceptance of life as it is.
  • An increased ability to relax and experience calm.
  • More energy, enthusiasm and appreciation for life.
  • Greater ability to sustain concentration and focus.

Other free resources available at this time:

 

https://www.bangor.ac.uk/mindfulness/audio/index.php.en

 

http://franticworld.com/free-meditations-from-mindfulness/

 

http://www.freemindfulness.org/home