Monday, 14 October 2019, 7pm - 9pm
The United Church, Dorchester – The Cafe (ground floor)
49 / 51 Charles Street, Dorchester DT1 1EE
|7pm Doors open||Hosted by|
|Refreshments||Coffee/Tea/Squash & biscuits available throughout the evening.|
Notices from the DAAS group.
|7.30pm Main Event||
The Potential of Mindfulness - Jem Shackleford
Jem has been practising meditation for many years and teaching mindfulness for over seven. He has personal experience of the effectiveness of mindfulness practice in helping to ease stress and improve general wellbeing. He runs mindfulness courses for adults, young people and those that care for them.
With a background in secondary schools and the use of mindfulness to improve well-being in education, Jem is Schools’ Liaison Consultant for Oxford University’s MYRIAD project. He is also a director of iBme UK, a CIC that provides transformational residential retreats for young people. Jem has an MSc in Mindfulness-Based Approaches from the University of Bangor and is registered with the UK Mindfulness-Based Teachers' Network.
His presentation on The Potential of Mindfulness will look at how mindfulness can help with worry and stress. It will start with a brief introduction on how mindfulness works, including some of the science and research that is going on at the moment. There will also be an opportunity to have a go at some exercises that may be help to ease worry and stress.
|And Finally .....||Time to network, chat, seek advice or help, bring news to the group etc.|
|End of meeting||Grateful thanks for helping us ready the Café for the following morning :)|
|First Visit?||DAAS West is a small and welcoming group. You can just listen; observe; join in and take part; get up and move about; come and go at your leisure; whichever feels comfortable for you. You are kindly asked to sign the register to comply with fire regulations. Directions and pictures of the meeting room.|
|Confidentiality||Please respect each other's privacy and don’t discuss outside meetings who else attends or what they say at DAAS events, unless that person has given you permission to do so.|
|Can I Attend?||DAAS and DAAS West meetings are open to those on the spectrum both diagnosed and undiagnosed plus carers, friends and family.|