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An Introduction to Mindfulness in the Workplace

11.03.19 9:30 am
11.03.19 4:30 pm


Children in Wales

*: £95.00 – £135.00

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“Daily activities sheet & responding rather than reacting was a lightbulb moment for me”

“Really enjoyed the course – good bridge between practice and work environment”

“Interesting course that can be applied”

A One Day Course

Stress is a leading cause of sickness absence across all workplaces in the UK. Against this background many organisations are seeking to introduce mindfulness programmes.

There is a wealth of research evidence emerging to indicate that mindfulness can reduce stress and anxiety and can reduce the incidence of recurrent depression. In addition, mindfulness can improve attention and decision making.

This course provides an introduction to mindfulness in the workplace. The aim is to explore the meaning and potential applications of mindfulness across a variety of roles and workplace settings and to provide participants with the opportunity to explore how it might enhance their lives, personally and professionally.

By the end of this introductory day participants will:

  • Be able to describe what mindfulness is
  • Have experienced some brief mindfulness meditation practices
  • Have discussed the potential role for mindfulness in their work context
  • Have explored some mindfulness based approaches which could be applied in their role

About the Trainer 

Deryl Dix started her career working as a drama specialist in Cardiff Council’s creative arts team. She later took up a public affairs role within the heart health demonstration project ‘Heartbeat Wales’, before becoming the Wales Director of the Family Planning Association (FPA). She held this position for ten years and followed it with Director level posts with the RNID (Royal National Institute for Deaf people) and CSV (Community Service Volunteers). 

Whilst working for the FPA, Deryl gained a post-graduate diploma in counselling from the University of Wales. Further to this, she has both the introductory and intermediate level certificates in Family Therapy, a certificate in ‘Group relationships and inter-personal skills’, BPS (British Psychological Society) licensing certificates at level A and level B in psychometric testing and is an INLPTA certified practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). 

In 2000 Deryl established her own training and consultancy business. She now works with clients in a wide variety of roles across the private, public and voluntary sectors, focussing on the development of inter-personal skills including: Management and Leadership development, Team development, Sexuality & relationships, Diversity, Child protection, Communication skills, Coaching and Group facilitation. 

Deryl Dix is on the UK mindfulness network register of mindfulness teachers and adheres to their good practice guidelines.


This course is also offered as in-house training, please contact training@childreninwales.org.uk for more information.

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