Free mindfulness sessions now available on our Learning Hub

Learn about our new guided mediation sessions created and recorded to support your mindfulness learning and practice.

Mindfulness For All smallMindfulness practice can help reduce anxiety, prevent depression, the brain reduce distractions, as well as improving cognition.

Our colleagues caring for patients on the frontline have been facing significant challenges since the beginning of the pandemic and we are deeply committed to supporting their health and wellbeing. In March 2020, experienced mindfulness teachers from King’s Health Partners established regular guided meditation sessions to support colleagues’ wellbeing through meditation – also known as Mindfulness For All.

In the following video, key members of the Mindfulness For All team describe the new platform, the benefits of mindfulness practice, and the relevance and importance of Mindfulness For All for our staff, students and communities. We hear from:

  • Dr Florian Ruths, consultant psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Dr Stirling Moorey, consultant psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Dr Sarah Walsh, consultant dermatologist and clinical lead for dermatology, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and
  • Dr Linda Fisher, cognitive behaviour therapist and lead for Mindfulness-Based Approaches Departments of Dental Psychology and Oral Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

You can now access Mindfulness For All online by logging into the King’s Health Partners Learning Hub through your partner organisation and searching for ‘mindfulness’. The resource is completely free for all to use and though originally created for King’s Health Partners staff and students, it is now open to everyone; including, key workers in health, education, social care and primary care settings as well as local carers, patients and residents.

Within the Mindfulness For All resource, you will find a series of guided mindfulness sessions under different categories, updated on a weekly basis for you to access at your own pace. You are free to choose any topic that you feel is most helpful to you and you can come back at any time to complete more sessions. Categories of sessions so far include:

  • the basics of mindfulness.
  • using mindfulness in daily life.
  • exploring thoughts and feelings.
  • mindfulness and compassion.
  • mindfulness and worries about health.

Other key members of the Mindfulness For All team who feature on the new platform hosting our mindfulness sessions include:

  • Janet Wingrove, clinical psychologist, Board of the British Association for Mindfulness Based Approaches.
  • Ed Fellows, senior trauma psychotherapist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Catrine Skepper, cognitive behavioural therapist for Talking Therapies, Southwark.

You can access Mindfulness For All via the Learning Hub.

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