Mindfulness in Higher Education

Workshop details

Workshop Leaders

Dr Ruth Collins and Oli Bazin

How long is the Workshop?

1 day - 9.30 - 4.30

Who is the Workshop for?

This workshop is for educators, welfare staff and mindfulness practitioners who are already delivering mindfulness-based training to students in further and higher education settings, or who are considering doing so

Where is the Workshop?

Friends Meeting House, Euston - London

How many people on this Workshop?

Approximately 50

How much does this Workshop cost?

£140 per person

When is the Workshop?

21st March 2020

Available Workshops:

21st Mar 2020

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Mindfulness in Higher Education?

The importance of mental health and wellbeing is widely acknowledged in the Higher Education setting where student life can bring a host of personal and emotional challenges alongside academic demands. This has led to a number of Universities in the UK introducing programmes to enhance and promote the well-being of their students.

Mindfulness is a well-researched, non-religious and effective means of alleviating stress, anxiety and depression, and promoting well-being and flourishing. Research into the benefits of mindfulness for students demonstrate positive outcome for participants, psychologically and emotionally, and also in terms of facilitating better cognitive and academic performance.

Who is this workshop for? 

This workshop is for educators, welfare staff and mindfulness practitioners, who are already delivering mindfulness-based training to students in further and higher education settings, or who are considering doing so. The day will be highly interactive with discussions about relevant research and case studies.

In this workshop, we will:

  • Overview the current landscape of student Mindfulness in further and higher education settings in the UK and internationally.
  • Discuss the latest research and evidence supporting the use of Mindfulness in further and higher education
  • Explore practical strategies for implementing and developing mindfulness training in the professional education setting
  • Consider the benefits of running Mindfulness programmes for staff in the further and higher education setting
  • Offer an opportunity to network with other professionals who are already delivering student Mindfulness training

Speakers: Ruth Collins and Oli Bazin

Dr Ruth Collins is a mindfulness teacher with considerable experience of delivering mindfulness in the HE arena. She has been offering termly Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy courses for students since 2009 and also runs mindfulness courses for University staff. Ruth is a Chartered Psychologist and works for the University of Oxford as a counsellor, clinical supervisor and research tutor. Ruth is the lead for the OMC’s programme of mindfulness courses for staff.

Olivier (Oli) Bazin is a mindfulness instructor with a special interest in the provision of mindfulness training in Higher Education. Oli graduated from the Masters in Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy at the University of Oxford in 2016. Oli has taught mindfulness to students at the University of Oxford, Oxford Brookes, and the University of London. He currently leads the OMC’s programme of mindfulness classes for students.