Please note this module may have multiple start dates and may run in more than one location. Visit our CPD page to view our module calendar which indicates all start dates, course locations, application deadlines and more information about how the modules are assessed.
It’s no secret that to be able to sustainably look after others, you need to look after your own mental and physical well-being first. Increased workloads in health and social care services mean that often professionals feel overwhelmed and self-critical of their performance.
This module develops the capacity of health, social care and support professionals to work in compassionate and resilient ways through the conceptual exploration and practice of mindfulness and self-compassion. You’ll learn a range of contemplative practices that you can add to your ‘toolbox’ and integrate into your daily professional practice.
Our past students have found that the module provides space for creative reflection on your role and the values which you seek to embody. This not only contributes to improved quality of care but increased job satisfaction and improved self-care as you become more effective and resilient in your care or support role.
This module is suitable for those who are new to mindfulness, as well as to those who already have some experience of it.
Fancy a taster of mindfulness? Why not have a go at a 10 minute breath awareness practice or 10 minute body scan.
This module fits well into our MSc Health Care Practice pathway.
After taking this module you will have:
- Theoretical and experiential knowledge of mindfulness and self-compassion and its relevance to effective, compassionate care and support
- Improved ability to deliver effective and compassionate care and support through the development of mindfulness and self-compassion
- Enhanced resilience from learning and practicing new skills that support you to deliver self-care thus reducing the risk of stress and burn out
- Critically engaged with relevant research literature to understand the limitations of current knowledge in this field.