Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

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Course Overview

Modern life can be stressful at the best of times. There are bills to pay, appointments to keep, and you can never find the end of the Sellotape when you really need it. If you have the pressures of a highly demanding job added on top of this, then even the most robust person may start to feel the stress weighing down on them.

What's It All About?

Do you work long hours and feel its affecting your personal life? Feeling undervalued by management, and sheer work intensity have been cited as particular causes of stress, anxiety and depression. This makes people more prone to accidents at work, more likely to get into arguments and disputes with colleagues, and is also linked to physical ailments such as high blood pressure.

But it needn't be that way.

We at Mindfulness For Professionals understand that although your work may be very fulfilling, you have a wonderful family and generally feel happy, everyone has their own unique stresses at stages throughout their life, some of which can be more challenging than others.

Mindfulness For Professionals’ mission is to offer Mindfulness as a technique for professionals to prevent stress manifesting itself and developing into broader more serious issues. Our mission developed back in 2015 when we launched our first Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction webinar course to the veterinary industry in conjunction with the RCVS and Mind Matters Initiative.  We rolled out a total of 3 courses over two years and had over 4,000 registrants, 98% of whom would recommend the course to a friend or colleague.

Following the phenomenal feedback we received from the veterinary community, we decided to launch Mindfulness For Professionals, offering other industries the opportunity to experience the benefits of Mindfulness the veterinary community have already enjoyed. 

This Mindfulness course is led by expert speaker Dr Mike Scanlan, author of the Moving Forward series of self-help books, and helps you to release stress and focus your mind to give you a better experience in your work, and your life in general.  Mike utilises concepts such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization, and Compassionate Focussed Therapy. These webinars are designed to help you develop strong coping skills to combat the pressures of modern life. These simple but effective techniques will enable you to get the most fulfilment out of your job and develop better relationships at home, helping you create a balanced lifestyle.

These webinars are based purely in contemporary therapeutic practices, so don’t worry if you are dubious about the mystical aspects of meditation; it is suitable for anybody, from the spiritual to the sceptical.  Work-related stress is one of society's most underestimated traumas, and it is time that we started taking it more seriously. Safeguarding your psychological health is just as important as your physical health. Even if you currently do not feel especially stressed, learning these techniques can help you avoid suffering from it in the future.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the series of recorded webinars and review the accompanying workbooks

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • Have the tools required to manage everyday stresses, from how to deal with losing your car keys in the morning to coping with more serious life events.
  • Understand the importance of a happier, healthier and more balanced lifestyle and how can be achieved

What is the target audience?

  • This course is aimed at professionals who are suffering from the effects of work-related stress. This course will also be of interest to those who are not currently stressed but who would like to learn the techniques required to avoid suffering from stress in the future


About Instructor - Mike Scanlan

Dr Mike Scanlan works as a Mental Health and Wellbeing Consultant and was responsible for setting up and designing the clinical model for the successful and award winning ‘Changing Minds’ Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service. Mike is trained to use Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Response prevention (EMDR) and Compassionate Focused Therapy approaches. He led a project supported by the Department of Health to illustrate how telehealth principles can be utilised to deliver IAPT group therapy via webinar to people with mental health problems with co morbid long-term conditions.

More recently he has been working with a number of CCG’s to introduce a Perinatal Emotional Health Check aimed at improving the wellbeing of women and their partners. In September, Mike was the key note speaker at the Jersey Prescribing Conference where he shared his thoughts and work on mindful prescribing. Mike is the author of the widely used and well-respected CBT guided self-help series of books entitled ‘Moving Forward’. These books blend theories of bibliotherapy with CBT principles. The books are used in a number of IAPT services across the UK.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Part 1 - Beginners Mind and the Automatic Pilot
  • Part 1 Workbook
    5 Page
  • Part 2 - Overcoming Obstacles And Awareness Of Breath
  • Part 2 Workbook
    8 Page
  • Part 3 - Staying Present, Mindfulness In Daily Life
  • Part 3 Workbook
    9 Page
  • Part 4 - Staying With What Is Difficult
  • Part 4 Workbook
    7 Page
  • Part 5 - Working With Thoughts And Emotions
  • Part 5 Workbook
    5 Page
  • Part 6 - Nourishing The Self
  • Part 6 Workbook
    6 Page
  • Part 7 - Taking Good Care Of Myself?
  • Part 7 Workbook
    7 Page
  • Part 8 - Ending, Letting Go And The Rest Of Your Life
  • Part 8 Workbook
    3 Page


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