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Mindfulness at The University of Wolverhampton

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Are you curious to know whether Mindfulness can improve your life?

Find out with Adam Dacey at this unique FREE event!

Wednesday 18th February at 13:15–14:15

Chaplaincy Centre, University of Wolverhampton, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1DT( just behind Asda – situated between Randall Lines and MX Building on City Campus )

See on the map the building labelled MP just before you approach Asda.

 

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Can make the date?  Discover more events here.

This event is free to attend and will include a talk, interactive workshop, discussion and Q&A. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Students, staff and members of the public.

This event will be followed by a series of classes and workshops. Unique opportunities for you to gain experience of Mindfulness and Meditation at the University City Campus.

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About the Speaker
Adam Dacey has been training & teaching Mindfulness and Meditation since 1994 beginning at a Tibetan monastery in the Himalayas of Nepal. In 2008 he founded Mind Space which has seen nearly two million people from 220 different countries practicing the online techniques and delivering extensive live meditation classes and retreats. He has visited schools, universities, hospitals, businesses and government organisations throughout the UK, Europe , India & the USA.

Mindfulness and Meditation at the University of Warwick

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Discover how a Mindfulness and Meditation practice can improve the quality of your mind and life.

Adam Dacey the founder of Mind Space returns to the University to deliver a four-week course,  designed for those who are completely new to the subject & University students!

Follow the presentation at Warwick during the One World Week on the 30th January. This will event will commence on Monday 9th February: 6-7pm

The unique element of this course is that you will have access to online resources after class to continue your training at home.

Discover how to:

Increase Focus – Monday 9th February
Overcome Anxiety – Monday 16th February
Understand your Mind – Monday 23rd February
Live in the Moment – Monday 2nd March

A special price for students – £20 for the whole course (including all materials)
£5 per session

Book the whole course via PayPal here:




Not sure? Try the first class and pay as you go on the door (£5 per session).
Just let email your interest here so we can register you

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Course will be held in – Social Sciences – S0.08
Warwick University, Main Campus.

 

An Introduction to Modern Mindfulness and Meditation, Warwick University

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Discover how a Mindfulness and Meditation practice can improve the quality of your mind and life.

Adam Dacey the founder of Mind Space returns to the University to deliver a four week course,  designed for those who are completely new to the subject & University students!

Starts on Monday 9th February, each session is from 6-7pm

The unique element of this course is that you will have access to online resources after class to continue your training at home.

Discover how to:

Increase Focus – Monday 9th February
Overcome Anxiety – Monday 16th February
Understand your Mind – Monday 23rd February
Live in the Moment – Monday 2nd March

A special price for students – £20 for the whole course (including all materials)
£5 per session

Book the whole course via Paypal here:




Not sure? Try the first class and pay as you go on the door (£5 per session).
Just let email your interest here so we can register you

Join the Facebook Event Page.

Course will be held in – Social Sciences – S0.08
Warwick University, Main Campus.

 

Featured in York Universities, Work-Life Balance Week

Our popular 5 Minute. Meditation featured in York Universities, Work-Life Balance Week.

Click on image to practice the Meditation and see the advice from the Universities HR team on how to strike this important balance.

 

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Testimonials from Warwick University Students, Mindfulness Course

Helped me get the ball rolling on meditation practice. Interesting to hear other people’s experience with mindful meditation. It’s been great to have a dedicated session & to be part of a group who meditates at a set time each week.
Elaine Meski (System Engineering)

Good way of getting away from your usual routine and getting to know more about you.
Francisco Casanueva (Economics)

Brilliant to find a better way of life.
Roberto Benito (Economics)

I’ve really enjoyed the course. I can see a change in myself, less prone to stress. I think of challenging tasks as less of a mountain. I think mindfulness is a good practice for me and I will try to practice after this course.
Roya Est (Biomedical Science)

Some helpful tips. Nice time to unwind.
Kirsty (Psychology)

Although I have found it hard to practice regularly at home the sessions have left me feeling able to cope with stressful environment of Uni. Even my self-esteem has improved from beginning to learn how ‘switch the voices off.’
Niki (Sociology)

Course has had a calming influence on my life and I will continue to practice.
Glen Jones (Chemistry)

Good for practicing mindfulness. Good time timings. Great to have something once a week to keep me going.
Amie Cooper (Psychology)

Very relaxing and thought-provoking. A great release from the rest of University life.
James Sloan (Physics)

 

The Mindful Chocolate Eating Workshop at Warwick University

What are the students saying about this workshop?

‘I thought the session was really good today, I’ve been practising mindfulness and meditation on and off for about 6 months now but today’s session made me feel much more interested about properly integrating it into my life again…’ Samuel Seed

‘Great session today, good basic introduction to mindfulness. I wonder what it would be like with that chocolate that has popping candy in it- maybe a bit too intense?!’ Amie Cooper

warwick

 

There’s no other workshop like this! Come along and try for yourself. Suitable for anyone who wishes to reduce stress and increase concentration and focus through learning the Art of Mindfulness. Spend the afternoon tasting chocolate mindfully & learning simple techniques to concentrate, focus the mind & reduce stress. No Chanting, Incense, Group Therapy, Holding Hands or OMMMMMing! Major companies like Google, Facebook, Deutsche Bank are now offering Mindfulness & Meditation to their employees with great results. For more info please contact Tuesday 10th October 3-4.15pm Warwick University,IKEA Membership Space (SU Atrium) £3 students /£5 staff

How Music Can Help Improve Your Study

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I remember when I was revising in my bedroom for my GCSE’s I would always have music on.

When I needed to really concentrate and think I would simply turn it down so it was more gentle.

There are different theories about whether music can help or hinder studies.
My own conclusion is that its subjective to the individual.
Some people like to have a backdrop of music in their life. It’s normal for them.

If our studies are sometimes erratic, we may find it difficult to concentrate and when we do sit down we are distracted.  Music may be able to help you.

If we are listening to a long piece of music that is melodic with few alterations within the key & the tune is balanced then this can bring peace.   Pleasant relaxing sounds release dopamine, serotonin and endorphins into the brain helps to uplift, lighten & focus the mind.

When the mind is focused of course its less distracted. As a result the mind is happier.
Music helps to make the mind happier and relaxed as a result decision-making is more positive as there is less stress in the mind.

If you scroll down to the foot of the article where there are links for further reading you can read a scientific report which looked at the effects of music on maths students in the classroom. As a result of calming music those students who suffered from distraction were significantly effected in a positive way by the background sounds.

If you do choose to have music on when you are studying, revising or engaging in work then I would suggest the following for effective results.

The music is calm, relaxing and continuous. Ideally a long track.
So there is no need to become distracted by changing or thinking too much about the music.
(That’s why we are designing long tracks of up to an hour in length – click here to enjoy)

Instrumental music can be less interfering than listening to a voice.
As much of study is about words and analysis. Bringing other words into your mind can be a distraction.

Try not to focus too much on the music, if you do have it on and it is causing distraction or irritation. Simply turn it off or try a different track. When we are studying and writing its important to have a relaxed and calm mind.

If we are playing uplifting relaxing music we may find that a particular challenging task is easy to complete and we find that we start to enjoy it rather than being brought down by it.

There are many classical piece of music which you can find on the internet – especially Mozart’s piano concertos which are lengthy.
Music can help us with motivation – sometimes not succeeding in an exam or essay is not as a result of our ability it’s just simply because we lack the necessary motivation to focus and learn. Music can start to get us motivated and uplifted.

Keep coming back to our channel where overtime you will find more and more music which has been composed with your concentration and focus in mind. So you can get as much out of your time as possible in the most relaxed manner

What do you think?
Can music help your studies?
What type of music do you listen to that helps with your essay?
Is it simply better not to listen to any music?
Let us know your thoughts….

Further reading:

Read this Scientific paper on how music helped hyperactive children perform better with their maths work – it’s a great read and shows remarkable improvement taking place:

Mainstream media:

This article in the New York Times is more focused on using music in the office but there are related themes.

Join a debate with other students on the BBC Website here:

This article was written by Adam Dacey.

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How Meditation Can Improve Your Studies

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Yes it can!

Firstly its important to understand what Meditation isn’t. There is still an overriding view in our society that Meditation is about emptying the mind.
Therefore associating Meditation with an improvement in our studies would appear contradictory. Some forms of Meditation may result in an emptying or dulling of the mind but not all! Some types of Meditation actually help to strengthen & focus the mind.

Studies by scientists at the University of California revealed that meditation does work to improve concentration ( read more here )

I believe the best scientific research is for us to find through our own experience the power of meditation.

Experiment, see the difference between a study session with a brief meditation before it and a study session without.

Don’t take our word for it…

Its interesting when newbies first start practicing they do remark that they seem able to accomplish more as a result of their practice of meditation.  So simply not doing for a short time leads us to be able to accomplish more!

As a result of our mind being more focused and concentrated we will find it easier to complete essays, retain information and exercise the critical faculties within our mind that are needed for higher levels of education.

Meditation can help to improve our studies and the good news for those with little time is that there is no need to engage to extensive sessions. Even a 5 minute meditation can prove to be effective.

Some education institutions have taken on board Meditation. Recently when I was teaching in India there were several schools which practiced at the beginning of the day each morning. A wonderful way to start the day. (See photos here.)

So how can you integrate Meditation into your study routine?

We all know as a student its sometimes difficult to motivate oneself to sit down and write an essay or complete an assignment when our friends are going down to the union or there’s a party on. Setting the motivation to study at a particular time is helpful. Also giving ourself a set amount of time and then taking a break. It can be effective to work in 20-25 minute periods and then taking a short 5 minute break.

When you first sit down…instead of jumping straight into the task at hand just simply take a few minute to sit and concentrate. Try the Mindfulness of the breath technique where we focus on the sensation of the breathing entering and leaving the body. You can imagine breathing out stress and tension and breathing in peace and calm.

Just practicing for a few minutes can help us.

Good luck with your practice & let us know if Meditation is helping your studies!

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