Press Releases 2014-2015

Experience UWTSD’s Pioneering Approach to Workplace Mindfulness

09.12.2014

University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) is offering people a chance to find out more about its pioneering ‘Mindfulness’ programme at a taster workshop this week.

UWTSD is the only UK University offering an accredited programme in Mindfulness. Mindfulness is recognised as an effective way to reduce stress, increase self-awareness, enhance intelligence and empathy, and effectively handle thoughts and feelings.
The University is offering a taster session this Thursday 11th December, 9:30am until 11:30am, at the Village Hotel in Swansea. Those who would like to attend can book their place here.

This taster session is a practical introduction to Mindfulness that will help individuals find out how they and their business could benefit from Mindfulness practices in the workplace.

The workshop will provide an overview of some of the key elements of what Mindfulness is, and a brief look at the research which demonstrates how the practice impacts on the brain. It will offer practical experiences of the shorter mindfulness practices – helping to identify stress 'signatures'.

At the end of the event participants will have had an overall introduction to the subject area. Those who are interested can then sign up for the funded ‘Mindfulness in the Workplace’ course which begins on the 7th January 2015.

The programme is run by UWTSD’s Wales Institute for Work-based Learning. The Institute is learner-centred and encourages inclusion, widening access and lifelong learning. It has a distinctive portfolio of multi-award winning employment-focused programmes that are delivered through blended learning routes.

The Institute is delivering this programme through its Elevate Cymru Project, part of the Work Based Learning programme made possible by the European Social Fund (ESF), through the Welsh Government.

Note to Editor

  1. The University of Wales Trinity Saint David was established in 2010 through the merger of the University of Wales Lampeter and Trinity University College, Carmarthen. On 1 August 2013 the Swansea Metropolitan University merged with the University.
  2. The University’s Royal Charter 1828 is the oldest in Wales, and it is third behind Oxford and Cambridge in Wales and England. HRH Prince of Wales is the Patron of the University.
  3. On 1 August, 2013 Coleg Sir Gâr merged with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David Group, however they will keep their own brand. Coleg Ceredigion merged with the Group on 1 January 2014.

Further Information

Steven Stokes
Principal Corporate Communications and PR Officer
07872 423788
steven.stokes@sm.uwtsd.ac.uk