Free workshop for members

This workshop aims to help you improve performance, efficiency and work satisfaction through developing the technique of 'mindfulness'.

The date and time:
21 Aug, 2.00 – 4.30pm

The venue:
Guild House
Upper St Martin’s Lane

Apply online by 11 August 2015

Workshop content

Maintaining a successful freelance career relies on the ability to successfully juggle several activities at once on an on-going basis.

While this can be exciting, it can sometimes be difficult to concentrate on one thing and do it well, when all the other tasks that you must complete keep popping into your head. This lack of focus can lead to decreased efficiency and increased stress levels.

Here’s where ‘mindfulness’ - the ability to stay in the present moment - can help. In fact, many top businesses, the NHS, schools and MP’s are increasingly introducing ‘mindfulness’ as a practice that supports performance and makes people happier in their work.

Mindfulness is about living life in the now, taking time to focus on and truly experience what you are doing at any given point in time.

We have a fun session planned to help you learn about and experience mindfulness and, in a playful and relaxed environment, explore ways of applying the technique to all areas of your life.

Who should attend

Freelances who wish to improve their focus, performance and work satisfaction.

Expected learning outcomes

  • An understanding of what mindfulness is and why it is effective
  • An understanding of the areas of your work (and social life) that might benefit from ‘mindfulness’
  • An understanding of how to use and apply the technique to improve performance and satisfaction.

Tutor: Muriel McClymont

POLITE REQUEST: if you are successful in obtaining a place on this workshop and, due to unforeseen circumstances, you are unable to attend, please let us know asap because we have others on the waiting list who we can allocate your place to. If you do not let us know this will disadvantage another member. Also, we may lose the funds that enable us to provide these workshops to all members including yourself.

NOTE: if we were to postpone or cancel this workshop due to unforeseen circumstances (this has happened only twice in five years due to tutor illness and a tube strike), we will be unable to reimburse any costs such as pre-booked travel expenses. If this were to happen in the future, we will email and telephone you as soon as we know that there is a cancellation and attempt to re-schedule the workshop asap.


Apply online

To apply for a place on this free, one-day workshop, please fill in the short application form below. You will need to login or register if you have not done so already so have your Union number to hand.

All events have been over-subscribed to date so successful applicants will be chosen randomly after the cut-off date. We will let you know if your application has been successful within a couple of days of this date.

Further enquiries
t: 07580 348726


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