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Mindfulness and attention skills to steady and focus your mind

This session is part of the psychosocial resources for personal wellbeing and professional competence series and looks at mindfulness and attention skills to steady and focus your mind.


Our working minds have many stimulations, concerns and challenges these days. You may get distracted more easily and find it hard to settle and focus on what you need to. This workshop will introduce a range of attention techniques, skills and attitudes to help you take a more active and compassionate role in managing your attention and achieving greater mental balance. The techniques can help you to experience life more directly rather than through the commentary of your thoughts. These techniques can help us all to be less distracted, step back from stressors and to look after ourselves.

This session will be delivered face-to-face on campus

Intended outcomes and benefits from attending

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  • Have understood the difference between being on auto-pilot and being mindfully present.
  • Have sampled a number of mindfulness meditation practices.
  • Understand how mindfulness can help to break automatic reactions and enable us choose our responses.
  • Have some ideas of ways of including mindfulness in everyday working life.


Sally Rose; University of Leeds Staff Counselling service – Service Manager and Staff Counsellor – Sally is a Registered Psychotherapist, a member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy, she is a Level 3 Mindfulness teacher training with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, Bangor University and a published expert practitioner expert in field of Mindfulness at Work.

Booking your place:

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