What is the course about?
In this course you will learn some simple self-care techniques to help you create a better work-life balance. You will explore ways to ease tension, stress, anxiety and develop better sleep habits, which in turn can improve emotional, mental, physical wellbeing and performance at work. Also you will find out more about the health benefits of exercises and the environment. Aside from that, you will learn about barriers to self-care, and how to build better self-care habits.
What will we cover?
In this course, we will explore topics such as mindfulness, self-compassion, gratitude, stress, rest, exercise, movement, the internal and external environment, the body’s internal clock and sleep habits, the nervous system and neuroplasticity.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
¿ Develop more self-care awareness
¿ Identify ways to improve sleep habits and relaxation
¿ Practise some guided mindful movements and mindfulness meditations to optimise performance at work and
improve mental, emotional and physical wellbeing
¿ Create or develop your own self-care toolkit.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Everyone is welcome. No previous experience is needed. You may be a busy person who needs a pause and time to unwind and reconnect with yourself. Perhaps you are a senior who would like to find out more about self-care and how to improve your well-being in later life. This course may also be beneficial if you are a carer, health professional or soemone affected by stress, chronic pain, burnout or compassion fatigue.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This course is based on experiential and embodied learning. It involves guided movements and meditations lying on the mat (sitting on a chair is an option), short presentations and video clips, self-observation, self-inquiry, discussions and small group or partner work. Suggestions for home practice will be given.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There are no examinations, materials or extra costs. Loose and comfortable clothing is the best thing to wear.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Choose from a wide range of health related courses on our extended programme.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details