In the last year I have been researching and developing a resilience programme based on both classical yoga techniques as well as the latest resilience science research. I’m excited to be hosting the first two workshop teaching resilience techniques in Cardiff and Swansea in early 2019.
In a recent NHS workers survey almost 40% of worker state they feel stressed by work. It is sometimes assumed that stress and burn out is an inevitable consequence of working in fast paced caring and health roles. But on the flip side of this, research is now showing that the skills of resilience can be learnt, practiced and used in times of crisis
I am a trained Occupational Therapist and have seen first hand how the role can help people to do what they want and need with their lives. An important part of that is finding a sense of balance but it is not always acknowledged that health and social care professionals frequently struggle to find occupational balance for themselves.
In this workshop there will be interactive discussions on what resilience is and what factors affect it, as well as movement practices, breath exercises, deep relaxation techniques and an opportunity to develop your own personal resilience action plan.
The workshop will include handouts with technique reminders, audio recordings of two of the main yoga practices used and tea/coffee refreshments throughout the day. No yoga experience necessary. Please come with comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat, notebook/pen, lunch and a cushion to sit on.
I have two date booked at the moment but hoping to add more soon. If you are interested in being kept up to date on future dates or running a programme in your area contact me to discuss further.
Where: Heath Citizens Community Hall Heath Park (CF14 4EP). Ample parking outside the centre.
When: 26th January 2019 9.30-4.30pm
Cost: £45 early bird (book by 16th January) or £55 full price. Student and unemployed concessions available upon request – email me to discuss further.
Where: Swansea Wellbeing Centre
When: 9th February 2019 10.30-5.30pm
Cost: £45 early bird (book by 30th January) or £55 full price. Student and unemployed concessions available upon request – email me to discuss further.
To secure your place:
1.Please fill out this application form
2. Transfer the money via paypal https://www.paypal.me/rohayoga (please ensure you click the family and friends options to avoid incurring fees).
Look forward to meeting and working with you in these sessions!
NHS England. 2018. NHS staff survey 2017 [online]. NHS. Accessed on 11th May 2018. <www.nhsstaffsurveys.com/Caches/Files/P3088_ST17_National%20briefing_v5.1_LB_RC_FR_20180419.pdf>
Graham, L.2018 Resilience: powerful practices for bouncing back from difficulties, disappointments and even disaster. California: New World Library.
Clouston, T. 2014. Whose Occupational Balance is it anyway? BJOT. Available online: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.4276/030802214X14122630932430