Mindfulness Week 2 Session outline Gain understanding of

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Mindfulness Week 2

Mindfulness Week 2

Session outline Gain understanding of mindfulness and the benefits it has for our everyday

Session outline Gain understanding of mindfulness and the benefits it has for our everyday life. The week of mindfulness – group discussion and sharing experiences. Mindful eating. Self-assessment – mindful eating scale. Exercise – mindful listening.

The role and meaning of Mindfulness Ability to be in the present moment fully

The role and meaning of Mindfulness Ability to be in the present moment fully and completely. Nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment experience, including one's sensations, thoughts, bodily states, consciousness, and the environment (Hofmann, Sawyer, Witt & Oh, 2010; Melbourne Academic Mindfulness Interest Group, 2006).

The role and meaning of Mindfulness Helps to develop openness, acceptance and creativity. Improves

The role and meaning of Mindfulness Helps to develop openness, acceptance and creativity. Improves general well-being and life satisfaction (Harnett, Whittingham, Puhakka, Hodges, Spry & Dob, 2010). Helps to cope effectively with stress. Beneficial in treating specific clinical disorders including binge eating (Kristeller & Hallett 1999), cancer (Brown and Ryan 2003; Foley et al. 2010; Lengacher et al. 2009), chronic pain (Vowles et al. 2009), anxiety disorders in adults (Hofmann et al. 2010; Kabat-Zinn et al. 1992), and developmental disabilities (Singh et al. 2010).

The week of mindfulness – group discussion and sharing experiences You have just gone

The week of mindfulness – group discussion and sharing experiences You have just gone through the second week of intervention which focused on mindfulness. Think of each day and share your experiences with the group.

The week of mindfulness – group discussion and sharing experiences Wednesday – practice mindful

The week of mindfulness – group discussion and sharing experiences Wednesday – practice mindful breathing. How did you find this exercise? How did you feel after completing it? What changes (if any) did it bring to your day?

The week of mindfulness – group discussion and sharing experiences Friday – practice mindful

The week of mindfulness – group discussion and sharing experiences Friday – practice mindful meditation – 10 minutes of “doing nothing”. Did you manage to actually “do nothing”? How was this experience for you?

The week of mindfulness – group discussion and sharing experiences Monday – identifying automatic

The week of mindfulness – group discussion and sharing experiences Monday – identifying automatic thoughts and beliefs that make our mind full but prevent us from being mindful. How did you find this exercise? What kind of unhelpful thoughts and beliefs did you identify that you were unaware of?

Mindful eating Standard weight loss advice: 1. Reduce calorie consumption. 2. Increase the relative

Mindful eating Standard weight loss advice: 1. Reduce calorie consumption. 2. Increase the relative proportion of fruit and vegetables consumed. 3. Increase physical activity. Poor real-world effectiveness. The power of food as a reward, and as a tool for emotional regulation, are not taken adequately into account…

Mindful eating Psychological disorders such as binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa often include

Mindful eating Psychological disorders such as binge eating disorder and bulimia nervosa often include an element of emotional eating. Overeating in response to a stressful traumatic event contributes to the obesity epidemic. Mindfulness-based interventions effective for eating-related clinical issues. Mindful eating reduces binge eating behaviour, increases satiety awareness, and helps to decrease anxiety and depressive moods.

Mindful eating scale The Mindful Eating Scale is a 28 -item psychometric instrument designed

Mindful eating scale The Mindful Eating Scale is a 28 -item psychometric instrument designed to assess mindfulness specifically in the domain of eating behaviours. Complete the mindful eating scale and score it given the scoring key. Higher scores reflect a more mindful or intuitive eating style.

Mindful listening exercise Listening fully and completely to the other person – no interrupting,

Mindful listening exercise Listening fully and completely to the other person – no interrupting, thinking ahead or allowing other things to enter your mind. Practice mindful listening in the group.

Mindful listening exercise – 3 steps 1. Mindful listening - think of one thing

Mindful listening exercise – 3 steps 1. Mindful listening - think of one thing that is stressful in your life and one thing you are looking forward to. Take 1 -2 minutes to share both insights with the group: one story at a time, with everyone else listening. 2. Small group discussions – create groups of 3 -4 people. Take 5 -7 minutes to discuss the reflection questions on your work sheets. 3. Plenary discussion – How was the experience of mindful listening for you? Share specific personal experiences and expand on the small group conversations. You can select a group leader to report this to the rest of the whole group.

That’s all for today. Don’t be mindfull, be mindful!

That’s all for today. Don’t be mindfull, be mindful!