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Event Series Event Series: Mindful compassion drop-in: Wednesdays

Mindful compassion drop-in: Wednesdays

19 June at 08:15 to 09:00

Our drop-ins are led by experienced teachers and offer an opportunity to refresh and sustain your practice. It’s also hugely beneficial to practice with others. Join us.

About the teacher

This mindfulness drop-in session combines elements of both mindfulness and compassion. The teacher, Annie Akasati McAuley, will lead a 30-minute guided mindfulness meditation, followed by an optional 15 minutes for shared reflections and inquiry. Annie is a freelance mindfulness teacher with a background in Buddhist meditation. She draws on four decades of personal practice, with two decades of meditation teaching experience. Participants at the drop-in appreciate starting their day with the spacious, grounding quality of mindfulness. They also enjoy the restorative, nourishing elements of self-compassion, kindness and care.

Who are these for?

These drop-ins are now open to all NHS staff across the UK whether or not you have any experience of mindfulness. The drop-ins are also available to staff of the Sussex Health and Care Partnership and anybody else who has done an eight-week mindfulness course with the Sussex Mindfulness Centre.

Not for clinical or crisis care

We offer these drop-in sessions to support your mindfulness practice, to allow you an opportunity to try out mindfulness and build a sense of community.

During the session, please be prepared to have your camera on. If you feel distressed or unwell after a practice, please let the teacher leading the session know and, if appropriate, your GP or a clinician working with you.

It is not advisable to do these mindfulness practices in the heat of a crisis, when it would be important to access your GP or your designated mental health clinician.

Do contact smc@spft.nhs.uk if you have questions about the drop-ins but please be aware that we are not a clinical or crisis service, and it will not be possible to respond urgently or clinically to emails.


How to book?

Please email smc@spft.nhs.uk for a link to join us.