The Network of Wellbeing (NOW) has relaunched our Wellbeing Together webinar series, kicking off with mindfulness teacher Shamash Alidina sharing ways to support wellbeing and resilience in these times of rapid change.
‘We hurt where we care’ and many of us are feeling this hurt right now. NOW hosted a webinar with guest Shamash Alidina, aiming to support anyone struggling with a sense of overwhelm in the current Covid-19 crisis. We explored accessible approaches to help you stay mindful and act in alignment with your values.
Mindfulness through Acceptance and Commitment
This webinar offered an introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), an evidence-based approach that develops psychological flexibility. ACT combines mindfulness skills with practices of self-acceptance and values based action. Watch the full recording of the webinar below:
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You can skip to the following highlights within the above webinar recording:
- The session starts with some guided mindful movement.
- At 9 mins 30 seconds, Shamash shares what he is doing to care for his own wellbeing at this time.
- At 12 minutes 30 seconds, Shamash introduces Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and its relevance at this time.
- At 27 minutes, Shamash offers an ACT visualisation and exercise.
- At 46 minutes in we hear questions from the audience, summarised by NOW’s Roger Higman.
Huge thanks to Shamash and to all those who joined live, and helped us to ensure that this was an exciting and interactive event!
Join Us Live Next Time
In lockdown, we’ve been physically distant from each other, but we have also seen communities come together in inspiring and innovative ways. What can we learn from this, and how can we take these lessons forward beyond Covid-19?
Join our next free webinar on this topic, on Tuesday 12th May at 7.30pm BST, and featuring a brilliant range of guests: Karen Creavin (The Active Wellbeing Society), Ben Thurman (Carnegie UK Trust) and more TBC!
You can find out more about the Wellbeing Together webinar series here: http://networkofwellbeing.org/webinars/.