Monday, 14 October 2019, 7pm - 9pm

The Potential of Mindfulness

The United Church, Dorchester – The Cafe (ground floor)
49 / 51 Charles Street, Dorchester DT1 1EE

Getting to the Dorchester venue

7pm Doors open Hosted by
Refreshments Coffee/Tea/Squash & biscuits available throughout the evening.
7.20pm Notices

Notices from the DAAS group.

  • ASD & Anxiety Workshop. Provisional date Saturday 30th November at Bournemouth University. If you are interested in attending please make sure you sign up at tonight’s meeting. Places will be limited. We will require a £10 refundable deposit (returned on attendance) asap. If you need a lift, I have 3 spaces in my car from Weymouth or Dorchester.
  • We are creating a booklet of information about Aspergers and would love to have some quotes from people, just one sentence which can be on anything such as how you felt when you found out about Aspergers, what it was like not knowing about it, what helps you now or anything else you wouldn’t mind us using (we won’t need to put your name).
  • If you have any information you think would be helpful or interesting for group members, you can share it here (if you don't want to speak, let the host know before the meeting starts and they will read it out). 
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.